Alex May is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art.

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Francis Crick Institute

Alex May has been awarded a prestigious art commission to design and create a captivating new digital artwork for permanent installation in the front window of the Francis Crick Institute in London.

Antisocial Swarm Robots

These small robots don’t like each other, or the walls of their enclosure, and they certainly don’t like humans.

Painting With Light at the Tate Modern

For the opening night of the #HYPERLINK festival on 26th April 2013, Alex May debuted a 75 minute ‘Painting With Light’ live video mapping art performance in the South Tank at Tate Modern, London.


Alex writes all the software for his art practice and releases it for other artists to use.

Fugio – cross-platform visual programming system (open source on GitHub)

Painting With Light – easy video mapping software