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Alessandra Di Pisa

Associate Professor

Alessandra Di Pisa is an artist working with collaborative and interdisciplinary art projects, and a senior lecturer in visual communication and design, with extensive experience of challenged based learning.

Interdisciplinary contemporary art and challenged based learning

The complexity of contemporary art and its constant demands for cognitive flexibility, provides a great foundation for developing creative and critical thinking. Drawing from her experience working as a contemporary artist, Alessandra Di Pisa uses art as a starting point for teaching creative processes and challenged based learning.

Di Pisa is part of the collaborative artistic duo DiPisaStasinski, together with Robert Stasinski. Their practice merges methods of visual perception and social dynamics, with system aesthetics and acts of cognitive sculpting. In their latest art project Being Unthinkable..., they have created an artificial intelligent interactive robotic sculpture, in collaboration with IBM.

As an educator Di Pisa has been lecturing and teaching for more than a decade, at several different institutions and departments, in both theoretical and practical courses and with a long experience of challenged based learning. In her role as director of studies, she is keen on emphasizing the importance of learning for sustainable development.

Art project

The art project Being Unthinkable
Prallan Allsten

Being Unthinkable...

An art project by the artist duo DiPisaStasinski in collaboration with IBM.


Short facts about Alessandra di Pisa

CV in short

  • BA Fine Art, Golsmiths Collage, 2003
  • MFA, University Collage of Arts, Crafts & Design, 2006

Link to a full CV

Portfolio online


Di Pisa, A. & Stasinski, R. 2021. The Art of Creating the Unthinkable: Connecting Processes of Engineerin, Management, and Aesthetics. In: Kostera, M & Woźniak, C. ed. Aesthetics, Organisation, and Humanistic Management. New York: Routledge, pp.129-149.


  • 2018- Visual communication and design, and Knowledge production, Malmstens LiU
  • 2019-2020 Nordic Contemporary Art, DIS Stockholm
  • 2009-2018 Reflective Design, KTH Media Technology and Interaction Desig
  • 2013-2014 Visual Cultural History, Berghs School of Communicatio
  • 2007-2013 Artistic methods & tools, KTH School of Architecture

Selection of Scholarships

  • 2016 Scholarship from Kulturbryggan
  • 2008 Working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
  • 2008 International Cultural Exchanges Scholarship from IASPIS
  • 2006 International Cultural Exchanges Scholarship from IASPIS
  • 2006 Scholarship from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Represented within the following art collections:

  • Kalmar Konstmuseum
  • Botkyrka konsthall
  • Luciano Benetton Collection
  • IBM Sweden Art Collection

Selected exhibitions

  • 2015 MAP of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
  • 2011 The return of the losers, Kalmar Art Museum
  • 2009 Living in a Modern Society, Kaliningrad State Art Gallery
  • 2008 Qui vive? Biennial for Young Art, Moscow
  • 2006 Triumph of Emptiness, Stockholm House of Culture
  • 2006 Hyper Design, Shanghai Biennial
  • 2005 Lots of Videos, Haninge Culture House
  • 2005 Hypercommercial, Stockholm Art Fair
  • 2002 Homebase HOUSE of Yokota American Army Base, Tokyo
  • 1997 The stranger – dream or threat, The National Museum, Stockholm