Tomás Laurenzo is an artist and academic who works with both physical and digital media to explore the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics.

Laurenzo’s production spans across different practices, including installation, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

He is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong.

Before relocating to Hong Kong, he worked as associate professor (now on leave) at University of the Republic (Uruguay), where he founded and directed the medialab –Laboratorio de medios– of the Engineering School, as well as being Associate Researcher at the Center for Basic Research of the School of Psychology, Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, and Researcher at the National Agency of Research (ANII).

Laurenzo has performed artistic and academic activities in several foreign institutions including Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Brunel University, and INRIA, among others.

He has publications in the areas of New Media Art, HCI and mobile robotics.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (advised by Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli, University of Tokyo, and Dr. Franco Robledo, University of the Republic). His Ph.D. thesis is available online.

Dr. Laurenzo’s academic CV is available here.

Photo by Angela Barnett.

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