• Name Paul Sermon
  • Country United Kingdom

Born in Oxford, England, 1966. Studied a BA(Hons) Fine Art degree under Professor Roy Ascott at Newport School of Fine Art, from September 1985 to June 1988. Studied an MFA Fine Art degree at The University of Reading, England, from October 1989 to June 1991. Completed his PhD ‘A phenomenology of empathy and presence through telematic art practice’ in February 2020 at the University of Brighton, School of Art.

Awarded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, in the category of interactive art, for the hyper media installation ‘Think about the People now’ in Linz, Austria, September 1991. Produced the ISDN videoconference installation ‘Telematic Vision’ as an Artist in Residence at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, from February to November 1993. Received the Sparkey Award from the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles for the telepresent installation ‘Telematic Dreaming’, June 1994.

From 1993 to 1999 worked as Dozent for Media Art at the HGB Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany. During this time continued to produced further interactive telematic installations including ‘Telamatic Encounter’ in 1996 and ‘The Tables Turned’ in 1997 for the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, and the ZKM Media Museum in Karlsruhe.

From 2000 to 2013 employed as Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Salford, School of Arts & Media. From 1997 to 2001 Guest Professor for Performance and Environment at The University of Art and Design Linz, Austria.

Since September 2013 employed as Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Art at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom.

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