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Corradomorgana

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Qualifications

PGCertHE, CLTAD, University of the Arts, London, 2005
MA Fine Art (Media), Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 1995
BA (Hons) Fine Art (sound and Image), Bath College of Higher Education, Bath,1993

About

Corrado Morgana is an artist, electronic musician, curator and educator. He is currently Academic Manager for Games at University of South Wales following Course leadership of BA Computer Games Design. He has taught at various national and international institutions for over 18 years running both practical and theoretical strands.

He has previously researched arts and videogames crossover practice, specifically transgressive and subversive production within existing game engines. Alongside HTTP/Furtherfield.org, an international media arts collective, he has co-curated ‘Zero Gamer’ and ‘Game-Play’, national touring exhibitions which explore game spectatorship and independent and experimental production. He has been involved in various large scale collaborative projects. These include Node.London a practical framework for media arts whose March 2006 season presented over 140 media arts events within London and also Open Congress at Tate which mapped free, libre and open source strategies onto general cultural production. He has produced video work, collaborative online projects and performed live electronica at various international venues, has dabbled in virtual reality research and has taught extensively about online practice. He has worked in a variety of digital guises from web developer to computer salesman. Most importantly he is an incorrigible gamer.

Publications

Selected publications and Public Presentations:

2011

Pecha Kucha, Chapter Arts Centre, Art and Videogames
Wales@work, Radio interview, Independent Games Development in Wales

2010

Artists Re:Thinking Games’, publication, editor and contributor, collaboration with Furtherfield, FACT Liverpool and London Games Fringe festival. Book Launch at Birkbeck University Cinema, June 20
Interviewed on Furtherfield Broadcast, art and videogames, ResonanceFM

2009

Art and Videogames lecture, MA Digital Media department, Camberwell College of Art, London.
Zero Gamer public lecture, Ffotogallery, Cardiff as part of the ‘Vision On’ programme

2008

Ecoes project , Panel Presentation, Networks of Design Conference, Falmouth University, Falmouth

2007

Landscape Filming in a Toxic Wasteland, Paper, Play conference, Edinburgh University

2006

Critical Gaming, Paper for Game/Play national touring exhibition catalogue , co-editor

Exhibitions, Screenings and Live Performances

2011

In Arcadia, Group exhibition, IMT gallery, London

2010

4×4, Silencer (group show), Payne Shurvel Gallery, London

2009

Zero Gamer, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

2007

Zero Gamer, London Games Festival Fringe Lounge and HTTP gallery
(co-curator)

Game/Play, HTTP gallery and touring.(co-curator)

Escaping Space, Chelsea Futurespace, London, group show

2005

Node.l March Season. A season of media arts events throughout London (voluntary organiser)
OpenCongress, Conference at Tate Britain Oct 7, 8th , 05 (conference organiser and developer)

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The Convertors -Live electronic music performance
Summer Festival, Le Conforte Moderne, Poitiers and other London and international venues

Memberships

Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of UKIE

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