David Garcia

Professor David Garcia

  • 01202 965849
  • dgarcia at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor of Digital Arts & Media Activism
  • P181 The Loft
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Professor of Digital Arts and Media Activism. Formally Dean of Graduate School, Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, University of the Arts London. Artist and curator with a strong background in institutional leadership, innovation and research.

* Has Initiated and organised and curates large-scale Media Art festivals, exhibitions in the UK and the Netherlands. Collectively these events have made a significant contribution to European Media Arts and media arts research in Higher Education.

* Has facilitated significant changes to a number of institutions of Higher Education through strong national and international networks and partnerships in the arts, education and the creative and cultural industries.

* His Research career includes extensive output of publications, curated exhibitions/events and public lectures with which to contribute to strategic agendas for institutional innovation.

• Has experience as senior manager and researcher at two major Universities - leading teams of creative educators to innovate and deliver high quality outputs.

Journal Articles


  • Garcia, D., 2007. (Un)Common Ground - Creative Encounters across Sectors and Disciplines. The Netherlands: BIS.



  • Garcia, D., 2016. “Media Acts”: The Trickster, the Prankster, the Hoax and the Hack. In: Fiction as Method 17 October 2015 Goldsmiths, University of London.


  • Garcia, D. and Annet Dekker. How Much of this is Fiction. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). 1 July 2017.


Invited Lectures

  • Art and the politics of the on-line data base, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 Jun 2018 more

External Responsibilities

  • Tactical Media Files is an active resource that can be utilised to connect current practice to a memory of events past. It is a documentation tool for current and future events. Organisations, and individuals who are interested to use this resource for documentation purposes, or who would like to contribute relevant materials. Living archives are not just about conserving the past, tactical media's history continues to hold a tremendous reservoir of practices and social-political experiences., http://www.tacticalmediafiles.net/