Alex May (b. 1972) is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art.
He has performed live video mapping at Tate Modern in London, and for the inauguration of Serre Numérique in France, and exhibited internationally including at the V&A, Royal Academy of Art, Eden Project, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum, Bletchley Park, Watermans, Goldsmiths, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela, the Science Gallery in Dublin, and the Rockefeller Arts Center at State University of New York.
He gives talks about many aspects of digital art, digital preservation, and public engagement with social robotics through art (TEDx Bucharest, Chelsea College of Art (in conversation with curator Robert Storr), Waag Society in Amsterdam, ICT2013 European Commission Digital Agenda event in Vilnius, Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, British Film Institute in London, Ahmed Shawky Museum in Cairo) and runs workshops for artists using his own software (for Fluxmedia at Concordia University in Montreal, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Istanbul)
Alex is a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the computer science department of University of Hertfordshire and a Digital Media Arts MA sessional lecturer at the University of Brighton.
He is head of Projective Geometry at The Institute of Unnecessary Research.