Tiago Assis graduated in Communication Design at Porto in the ESAD – School of Arts and Design, has a Master's degree in Multimedia Production from the University of Barcelona, and a PhD from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
After various professional roles as designer, he taught at the Soares dos Reis Artistic School from 2001 until 2007.
He has been teaching at the University of Porto's Faculty of Fine Arts since 2008. He does research on technology at the level of power, culture, identity, and language. This research originated in 2001, in experiences with digitally excluded communities under the Identidades - Movimento Intercultural [Identities - Intercultural Movement] in Mozambique, Cape Verde, Brazil, and Portugal, and increasingly focuses on the context of arts education.