Roman Vasseur is an artist and academic. His research has extended into the fields of urbanism, informatics, cinema, medievalism and law. He joined the Fine Art department at Kingston in 2010 having previously taught at U.W.E, Bristol. He is currently course leader for MFA Fine Art at Kingston as well as supervising PhD students in the Contemporary Art Research Centre (CARC). He has taught at art schools across the UK and abroad. He recently completed his AHRC funded PhD at Goldsmith’s College. His thesis: I am the Sun and Cannot be Gazed Upon Fixedly’ focused on how cinema can think the spectral and information-power of financial derivatives and how this alters what we understand art and culture's objects to be doing. He has exhibited in the UK at Cubitt Gallery, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock Gallery, the ICA, Battersea Pump House Gallery, Austrian Cultural Foundation, London, and abroad at Project Dublin and Raid Projects, Los Angeles for example. In 2008-2011 he completed the project ‘Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area’ where he was commissioned to work as a lead artist for an English Post War New Town helping to re-interpret and understand its original vision and acts of statecraft. He has published writings with Urbanomic Press and Mute Magazine for example and presented lectures and participated in panel discussions at Tate Britain and the ICA.