Simonetta Moro

Director of School & Vice President for Academic Affairs Associate Professor of Art and Theory Director of Topological Studies

Areas of Research

Theory and practice of the visual arts; drawing, painting; Continental philosophy and aesthetics; cartography, mapping, psychogeography, and urban representation; art history; curatorial practices; interdisciplinary approaches to art and culture.


SIMONETTA  MORO is a visual artist with a focus on painting, drawing and mapping practices. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally,  including Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara, Italy; BRIC Art House, New York;  Center for Architecture, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the  American Academy in Rome, Italy; the Harris Museum, Preston, UK. Moro’s  research in cartographic aesthetics informs many of her artworks and the book Mapping Paradigms in  Modern and Contemporary Art: Poetic Cartography (Routledge, 2021). Moro holds a PhD in Fine Arts, University of  Central Lancashire, Preston, UK; a MA in European Fine Arts, Winchester School of  Art, UK; and a BFA in Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy. Born in Italy, Simonetta Moro currently lives in New York City.

Book Publications

Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art: Poetic Cartography (Routledge, 2021)

"Mapping as Aesthetic Practice: Toward a Theory of Carto-Aesthetics." In The Politics of Spatial Transgressions in the Arts, edited by Gregory Blair, Noa Bronstein  (Palgrave 2020)

"Mapping practices and the cartographic imagination." Subjectivity 13(4), 298-314 (Palgrave/Springer, Dec. 9, 2019).