Simon Pope

Simon Pope (Cardiff) is an artist and NESTA Fellow. He lives in Cardiff, Wales. Previous projects include the Webby winning software ‘IOD 4: The Web Stalker’ (http://bak.spc.org/iod); ‘Into the Web’ installation for the Office of Zaha Hadid at the Millennium Dome – London; ‘Ice Cream for Everyone’ (http://bak.spc.org/ice); the technical manual, London Walking (B.T Batsford, 2000) and ‘Art for Networks’, a survey of networked art practice for BBC Online.

Recent activity includes directorship of the undergraduate ‘Design for Interactive Media’ programme at UWIC (Cardiff, Wales); ‘Art is everything business is not’, a paper commissioned by the Arts Council of England; ‘Art for Networks’ touring exhibition with Chapter Arts (Cardiff, Wales); founder membership of informal (www.informal.org.uk), an extra-academic research unit; the essay ‘Out of Our Tree’ for the Species of Spaces series (www.diffusion.org.uk).

He represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art in 2003. As NESTA Fellow, Pope is currently undertaking research into walking as a research method in art practice. Intended outcomes of this project include a publication, international symposium and touring exhibition of the work of ‘Walking Artists’.