Art and Dance in Dialogue

Body, Space, Object


The book Art and Dance in Dialogue-Body, Space, Object will finally be published by Palgrave in October 2020, edited by Sarah Whatley, Imogen Racz, Katerina Paramana and Marie-Louise Crawley.

My chapter, Networked Commensals, offers and overview of the body of work By Invitation Only (2015-2018).

Art and Dance in Dialogue

Body, Space, Object

This is an impressive interdisciplinary collection of essays that consider how the body enacts social and cultural rituals in relation to objects, spaces and the everyday, and how these are questioned, explored and problematised through, and translated into dance, art and performance.


Logo universitéI have been a Visiting Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney since November 2019. Prof Manolya Kavakli invited me to become part of the VISOR Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality, a multi departmental research group that belongs to the Department of Computing, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

I am researching and developing a virtual reality artwork. Images coming soon.


Watch this space for news about the forthcoming publication #TransActing: A Market of Values co-edited with Dr Marsha Bradfield, Verina Gfader, Dr Amy McDonnell and Eva Sajovic. It aims to reperform as a publication the event of the same name held in July 2015 on the historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, located between Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts. 

Explore the Critical Practice wiki for more information.

Older News

The book Ewva: European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s, includes my chapter Desire for More. Available on Amazon.


This is one of the outcomes of the AHRC funded project EWVA based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. It was launched at the Media Art Festival in Rome in February 2015.

More information about the research project here:

Authorship, collaborations and international contaminations: Videoperformance in Italy in the ‘70s. Book chapter in Rewind Italia: Early Italian Video Art, John Libbey Publishing, 2015.

Derived from the AHRC funded research project ‘REWINDItalia’, REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in Italia – edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge – aims to bring the seminal Italian early video experimentation back under the International spotlight.

Cinzia Cremona

Artist and researcher, I studied at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UAL, and in 2014 I completed the practice-based PhD Intimations: Videoperformance and Relationality at the University of Westminster.

My recent networked body of work, By Invitation Only (2015-2018), examines the potential of sharing food remotely as a strategy to examine remote intimacy.

My videoperformances focusing on relationships and intimate interactions form a coherent body of work that makes full use of the power of screens to activate mediated relationality. My work has been exhibited in Europe, China, the USA, Russia and Japan.

I am Visiting Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, part ofthe VISOR Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality, a multi departmental research group that belongs to the Department of Computing, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Since 2013, I have been Research Associate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee). The book Rewind Italia: Early Italian Video Art will be published by John Libbey Publishing in 2015 and include my chapter Authorship, collaborations and international contaminations: Videoperformance in Italy in the ‘70s. Most recently, I contributed a book chapter - Desire for More - to the research project and publication EVWA European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s.

As an active member of the research cluster Critical Practice based at Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL), I have been involved in developing practice-based research strategies focused on shared knowledge production, expanded performative events, participatory art practices, and alternative collaborative methodologies. Most recently, #Transacting: A Market of Values.

I co-curated the international moving image and performance programme Visions in the Nunnery at the Nunnery Gallery, London, between 2007 and 2016, as well as organizing related events, discussions and symposia, and publishing reviews and essays.



2014 PhD University of Westminster, London

2013 Postgraduate Certificate of Education, University Centre Colchester

2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art, 4D, Central Saint Martins, UAL London

1999 Certificate of HE Film & Media Studies, UCLAN, Preston

1994 History and Philosophy of Art, Università Statale, Milan, Italy

1990 Diploma, Metal Health Nursing. Scuola Cantonale Infermieri Psichiatrici, Mendrisio, Switzerland

1987 International Baccalaureate Diploma – Languages, Liceo Linguistico F. Casnati, Como, Italy


Curatorial Projects

2007-2016 Visions in the Nunnery, exhibitions, symposia, performances and screenings, Curated with Tssa Garland, The Nunnery Gallery, London

2010 Performance in the Nunnery: Move Me!, live and video performances, including Franko B and Richard Layzell, The Nunnery Gallery, London

2009 With Love? From Me To You, James Taylor Gallery, London

2006 Notes in the Margin, curated with Liz Ellis and Alke Schmid, Vestry House Museum, London

2005 Contact, 5 artists from Central Saint Martins (UAL), Curated with Claire Deniau Espace Lhomond, Paris


    Stiles, J. and Graves, E, Making Contact, UAL Alumni    Magazine, October 2005.

     Fraenkelstein Salon London, international exhibition and screening, Project 142, London

2002 BITE, an exhibition of 35 emerging artists. Curated with Claire Deniau and Julian Richards, Menier Gallery, London


     Rosalyn Payne – Digest This!, Southwark News, June 2002 issue 553

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Love Abounds, Movement Gallery, Worcester

2014 Intimations, Arebyte Gallery, London

Intimations, The Minories Gallery, Colchester

2010 Personal Trading, Castle Park, Colchester

I to I, Firstsite, (Tate Plus), Colchester

2004 Look Again, Salon des Arts, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 The Wrong, Movement Gallery, Worcester, UK

Foreignness, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia

2018 Map and Territory, Beijing Geely University, China

Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool, UK

Lucid Dreaming, 22 Art Center Street/Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.

New Legal Aliens, Yan-Huang Museum, Beijing, China

2016 Self-Portraits, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee

FOREIGNNESS, Batumi, Georgia

Roma Media Festival, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

Woman’s Work: An Exhibition, Beecroft Gallery, Southend

Research – In Process, Gallery West, University of Westminster, London

2015 Autoritratti, screening and performative reading, the Showroom, London

Venice Vending Machine 3, Venice Italy

FiLia, Hilton Metropole, London

2014 Facing-Recovering, touring exhibition: Houses of Parliament, London; firstsite, Colchester; Fort Nelson, Plymouth; National Army Museum, London

2012 Hoopla! Sugarhouse, London

2011 Light and Dark / Motion and Stasis, Gooden Gallery 24 Seven, London

2010 Cyberfest, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller, Gooden Gallery 24 Seven, London

Holding Time, The Bhavan Centre, London

2009 Speedy Gonzales, Oubliette Arthouse, London

Interrupted … Field Recordings, Five Years Gallery,London

DVblog, online at

2008 Live Art Part 2, Montague Arms, London

Scenes in the Making, Concrete and Glass, London

2007 Analogue and Digital, Fieldgate Gallery, London

I Want You to Suck my Bones, L’Oblo, Lausanne, Switzerland

Interventions, Fieldgate Gallery, London

Birmingham International Festival of Live and Time Based Art, The Edge, Birmingham

2006 Notes in the Margin, Vestry House Museum, London

Out Video, Knoll Galéria, Budapest

Works on Paper, Flux Factory, New York

Video Channel, The Art Gallery, Knoxville, USA

2005 Prog:ME, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Out Video, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Contact, Espace Lhomond, Paris, France

2004 Fraenkelstein, Casa de Cultura Humanista, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Home, Focal Point Gallery, Southend

Experiments in Moving Image, Old Lumière Cinema, London

2002 BITE, Menier Gallery, London

Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London

2000 Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery Gallery, London



2020 forthcoming Book: Working title Non-commercial Practices of Market Assembly: #TransActing Value, Intellect Books; Bristol UK

Peer reviewed book written with members of the Critical Practice Research Cluster (Chelsea College of Arts, UAL). Collaborative practice-based research into modes of assembly, design, architecture, transactions of qualitative and quantitative values, capturing and contextualising the impact and rationale of the event #TransActing a Market of Values, London, July 2016.

2007 - 2009 Publication: Critical Practice Issues 1 and 2

An overview of the activity of Critical Practice, a fine art research cluster hosted by Chelsea College of Art & Design.

Co-edited with Trevor Giles et al.

Book Chapters

2020 forthcoming Networked Commensals – bodily, relational and performative affordances of sharing food remotely, in Art and Dance in Dialogue - Body, Space, Object, (Eds Whatley, S et al.), Palgrave Macmillan, London

2019 Desire for More, in EWVA: European Women Video Art, (Eds Shemilt, E., Leuzzi L.). John Libbey Publishing, Herts.

2016 O, in Associate Artists Firstsite, Firstsite, Colchester, UK.

2015 Videoperformance in Italy in the 1970s, in Rewind Italia: Early Italian Video Art/I primi anni della videoarte in Italia (Eds Partridge S., Leuzzi L.). John Libbey Publishing, Herts.

2011 On Becoming Chapter 7, in NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller: A Book in 8 Chapters and 4 Dimensions, (Ed Lewandowski, S.). Wild Pansy Press.

Artist book connected with the exhibition of the same title, curated by Simon Lewandowski at Della Gooden Gallery, London. My chapter re-performs my video installation as text.

2003 Tea with Silvye Fleury, in Virus Art, Skira: Milan

Interview with and critical analysis of the practice of the Swiss artist

1997 Chris Meigh-Andrews Interview, Chris Meigh-Andrews

Video Tapes, Installations, CD Roms 1978-1997 ; London

Selected Essays and Articles

2018 New Legal Aliens at Yan Huang Art Museum – dialogues and conversations, available from:

2013 Living Subjects, in Associative Enquiries, Firstsite

2011 Home Art: Socially Engaged Arts Practice and Social Pedagogy, in Engage, # 27. With Davison, L., et al.

2009 Aesthetics and Audience: Disseminating Ecoes, in Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, (Eds Hackney, F., Glynne, J., Minton, V.), Universal Publishers.

2008 Intimacy in Excess, in Filmwaves, #35, Spring, Art In-Sight dossier

What is Cultural About Economics? A Market of Ideas, in Europa Magazine, May/June

2007 Digital Aesthetic 2 conference, in Animation, an Interdisciplinary Journal Sage (AHCI indexed)

2006 Come Closer – Some Thoughts, in Tangent #6, London, Oct/Nov

1996 Maëror Tri, Language of Flames and Sound, in Eleusis #6, Museo Civico di Rovereto, December

1995 La Monte Young, in Deep Listening #2, winter, Roma

Video Europa, in Virus #5, pp. 36-42, June, Skira, Milano

Chris Meigh-Andrews, in Virus #4, April, Skira, Milano

1994 Incontro con John Armleder, in Virus #3, November, Skira, Milano

Studio Azzurro – Sul bordo dell’universo in espansione, in Art #1, October, Milano

Gary Hill, in Virus #2, May, Skira, Milano

Selected Conference Papers

2017-2018 Art Trips, monthly talk, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2016 Perspectives on Food Aesthetics, University of Wroclaw

Post-Screen Cultures and Practices, London South Bank University

Nuvola Rosa, International Microsoft event, Basilica di San Giovanni Maggiore, Naples

Incontri di Arte Digitale, Quasar Design University, Rome

2013 Du studio au plateau de television, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, France

2012 Metalab, ICA, London, UK

2011 ISEA 2011, Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 Parade: public modes of assembly and forms of address, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, London

2009 The Diseased Public Body, Open Slow University, Warsaw, Poland

2008 Networks of Design, Falmouth, Cornwall

Disclosure, Gasworks, London

Market of Ideas, London Festival of Europe, with Critical Practice Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2007 Between with O+I and Critical Practice, South London Gallery


Research Positions

Oct 2019 – current Visiting Research Fellow, Virtual Reality Lab, Macquarie University, Sydney

Prof Manolya Kavakli and Prof Michael Sheng have invited me to develop an expanded reality (XR) art research project. I'm experimenting with 180, 360, VR, AR and 3D hardware and software. I also sit on a PhD supervisory panel, I'm developing co-authored texts for refereed journals and developing an immersive cinema research group.

May 2012 - current Research Associate, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

In 2012 I was invited to take part in the research project REWINDItalia funded with a £209,000 grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This 28-month project explores the important history and narratives of video art activity in Italy between 1968 and 1994. In 2015, I was invited again for the project EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s, aiming to recover and reassess the seminal contribution of women artists to early video art in Europe .

Sept 2006 - current Researcher, Critical Practice Research Cluster, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

An open organisation engaged in critically analysing governance, art production, collective knowledge production and emerging theories. My responsibilities included co-organising international participatory events (unconferences, bar camps and other innovative research events), developing research models, contributing to funding applications.

Apr 2015-Apr 2016 Associate Artist – Learning and Research, Firstsite,

Mar 2010-Aug 2011 Colchester

Firstsite is part of the Plus Tate network of regional art organisations. As an Associate Artist, I developed a number of participatory and social engaged research projects and events. In the most relevant (part of the Home Art Project, which adopted the principles of Social Pedagogy) I developed the methodology for and delivered a collaborative moving image project. A collaborative paper examining the project was published by the British journal Engage (an international journal on art and gallery education) and I was invited to present at various conferences across the country. The role also included audience research, exchanges with other art organisations, liaising with local educational institutions, researching and developing touring exhibitions, outreach events, pedagogical art research and publications.

Sept 2009- Mar 2013 Research Assistant, Experimental Media Research

Group, University of Westminster, London

A research group focusing on conceptualising emerging technologies. I assisted the faculty in organising international conferences and exhibitions. Responsibilities included planning, selecting papers, liaising with speakers, performers and exhibiting artists.

Academic Positions

Sept 2017-April 2018 Director of Postgraduate Programmes, University

of the Arts London (UAL), Beijing

Development of the postgraduate portfolio of programmes and the enhancement of the student academic experience. Responsible for the organisation and management of the Beijing Masters Preparation and other postgraduate programmes, and for the academic experience of the students on the programmes; maintenance and enhancement of standards, with responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the postgraduate curriculum plus the management of the courses including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as resources allocated.

Oct 2015-Aug 2017 Critical Studies Coordinator, Wimbledon College, UAL

Curriculum development and delivery of Critical Theory, Cultural and Contextual Practice for BA (Hons) Fine Art Print and Time Based Media (screen based and performance art), including coordinating Contextual Studies tutors across the three years of the programme; promoting the integration of contextual and studio practice; coordinating programmes of invited speakers and lectures; dissertation studies; assessment and feedback. Also, studio tutor for students on BA (Hons) Fine Art Print and Time Based Media pathway; individual tutorials, group tutorials, assessment and feedback.

Sept 2012-Aug 2017 Postgraduate Course leader, University Centre Colchester.

Coordinating, promoting, planning, timetabling and delivery of two Master programmes: MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice, a collaboration with the art organisation Firstsite (part of Plus Tate); MA Art, Design and the Book, focusing on book art, print, creative writing and related practices. I managed up to five tutors; I structured and delivered content; I planned and delivered workshops, seminars and lectures; I managed assessment, feedback and external examiners; I was responsible for the two programmes at board of study and committee level; I coordinated staff, venues and events internal and external to the institution. In parallel, I taught on Fine Art undergraduate and foundation courses.

Mar 2010-Aug 2012 Art Lecturer, University Centre Colchester

Planning and delivering lectures on foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including assessment and feedback.


Feb 2017-2019 External Examiner (dissertations)

Art Academy, London

Quality Assurance of dissertations.

May-August 2018 Head of Academic Development

School of International Art, Beijing

Development of undergraduate and postgraduate international portfolio of programmes and the enhancement of academic quality. Responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of tutors’ training.


2019-current Admin Assistant with Gong Wanhurr Aboriginal Corporation

Funding applications, R&D, project management

2013 Co-organizer with Philip Lee, Exhibiting Performance

International Conference, University of Westminster, London

2012 Assistant organizer, with Michael Maziere, Exhibiting Video International Conference, University of Westminster, London

2010-2011 Workshop leader with adults, children, young people, adults and children with learning disabilities, mothers and toddlers, Firstsite (Tate Plus), Colchester

2000-2010 Assistant and video editor with Chris Meigh-Andrews, London

2007-2008 Workshop Leader, MA Fine Art Video-editing, University of Central of Lancashire, Preston

1994-1998 Assistant and video editor with Studio Azzurro, Milan

1994-1996 Arts correspondent for journals Virus, Spettacoli a Milano, Art,

Deep Listening, Eleusis, Milan and Rome, Italy

1990-1998 Educator, Provvida Madre Foundation, Balerna, Switzerland

In the context of a residential institute for adults with physical and mental disabilities, I performed pedagogical, animator and caring roles within an interdisciplinary team.