• As part of the Cyberspecies Proximity Vertigo STARTS Residency at Schindler Alex May gave a talk and was in conversation with her artistic collaborator Anna Dumitriu, and Silvio Napoli (Chairman of Schindler) as part of a panel discussion on “Art, Innovation and Society”, chaired by Nicolas Henchoz (Director of the EPFL-ECAL Lab) at the Schindler City Auditorium in Ebikon, Luzern, Switzerland (2nd December)
  • AI, Art & Nature – Berlin Science Week, Berlin (4th November)
  • Intelligent Machinery: Algorithms – Ugly Duck, London (28th September)
  • (Co)Art workshop “Working with Technology to Co-create Art”
  • BioCoderDojo Timisoara, Romania, supported by the European Capital of Culture Timisoara 2021
  • “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form” at the WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland, as part of the conference “Human Aspect – Non Human Aspect” to accompany the exhibition of the work at the Four Domes Pavilion in the Biennale (17th May)
  • National Institute of Art and Design in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The event was hosted by curator Nasima Dzhuraeva, and Normurod Negmatov director of the Tashkent Art Biennale.
  • Artistic Exploration of BioRobotics and Sequencing – SynBio19 Conference, Warwick University (30th January)
  • Future Digital Life – Digital Future Life: A World Without Us? conference, IMPAKT, Utrecht (18th January)
    • Alex May (moderator)
    • Ghislaine Boddington
    • John Holder
    • Ine Poppe


  • Light, Code + Time – Eden Project, Cornwall (2:30pm 26th May)
  • Texas A&M University, Health Sciences HPEB LL30 (6th March)
  • Northern Ireland Science Festival: The Art and Science of Linen – PRONI, Belfast (22nd February)


  • Technology & Emotions Conference 2017 – Sentralen, Oslo, Norway (7th November)
  • MAKE 2017 Symposium: Art + Biology – CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (4th March)


  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) – University of Westminster, London (15th November)
  • Colloquium – University of Hertfordshire (13th April)
  • Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature – Princeton University, New Jersey (31st March)
  • International Visiting Artist talk – University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1st March)
  • ATLAS Speaker Series – University of Boulder, Colorado (8th February)
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) – University of California, Los Angeles, CA (4th February 2016)


  • Mendel’s Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art – Mendel Museum, Brno, Czech Republic (28th November)
  • BioCon – Seoul, South Korea (6th November)
  • Digi-Fears Part 1 – part of Brighton Digital Festival, Fabrica (8th September)
  • Curating in the Digital World: Talk with Robert Storr and Alex May – Chelsea College of Arts, London (13th July)
Robert Storr and Alex May
Robert Storr and Alex May (chaired by Sophie Pradere)
  • Where to now The Digital Revolution? – Art That Makes Itself Symposium – Watermans Arts Centre, London (16th May)
    • Maria Chatzichristodoulou
    • Jim Boulton
    • Nico Macdonald
    • Alex May




Alex May speaking at ICT2013
  • ICT2013 – Vilnius, Lithuania (6th November)
  • Painting With Light – Museum of Contemporary Art. Caracas, Venezuela (26th September)
Painting With Light at Museum of Modern Art Caracas
  • Robot House Artist Residency Colloquium – University of Hertfordshire
  • My Robot Companion: Living in the Uncanny Valley – GameHorizon 2013 (9th May)
  • Video Street Art – State University of New York (SUNY), Freedonia, NY, USA (8th March)


Manfred Mohr and Alex May in discussion
Manfred Mohr and Alex May in discussion
With artists Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko. In discussion with: Laura Sillars (Site Gallery), Douglas Dodds (V&A), Francesca Franco (researcher), Richard Sides (artist), Alex May (artist)
With artists Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko.
In discussion with: Laura Sillars (Site Gallery), Douglas Dodds (V&A), Francesca Franco (researcher), Richard Sides (artist), Alex May (artist)
  • Behind Intuition and Ingenuity – Phoenix Square, Leicester (3rd November)
  • Guests @ Gray’s – Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (12th October)
  • Digital Design Weekend – The London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London (23rd September)
  • Painting With Light – Phoenix Gallery, Brighton (12th September)
  • The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)/The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Wolfson Centre, The Medical School, University of Birmingham (3rd July)
  • Sinclair and Me – Horizons, British Film Institute (BFI), London (5th May)


  • Ahmed Shawky Museum – Cairo, Egypt (November)
  • My Robot Companion – University of Hertfordshire (November)
  • Institute of Unnecessary Research Panel – ISEA, Istanbul, Turkey (September)
  • Bio-sensing and Network performance workshop – ISEA, Istanbul, Turkey (September)


  • Quadratura – Farnham University (February)