Luc Courchesne


Courchesne is an artist, designer and profesor at Université de Montréal, founding member of the Society for Art and Technology [SAT], board member of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Received a Bachelor's degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (1974), and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1984) With his installations, "panoscopic" images, and a device of his own making used to create a sense of visual immersion, he transforms spectators into a visitors, actors and inhabitants of his experiential crafts. His work is part of major collections in North America, Europe and Asia and has been shown extensively in galleries and museums worldwide including: Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, New York's Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo's InterCommunication Center (ICC), Paris' La Villette, Karlsruhe's ZKM/Medienmuseum, Montreal Musée d'art contemporain, the National Gallery of Canada, Barcelona Fundacion La Caixa and Beijing's National Art Museum of China. (

2000 - 2001 Artist in residence, IAMAS (International Academy for Media Arts and Sciences), Ogaki City, Japan
1999 Distinction, Pris Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria / for interactive art
1997 - 1998 artist in residence, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
1997 Grand Prix, ICC Biennale , NTT InterCommunication Centre, Tokyo
1996 president, Société des arts technologiques / Technological Art Society (SAT), Montréal
1995 artist in residence, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe
1992 - 1993 artist in residence, Institut Méditerranéen de Recherche et de Création (IMEREC), Marseille
1992 Honorary mention, Pris Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
1986 professor at the Ecole de design industriel, Université de Montréal
1984 - 1985 research fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge
1984 MA. at the MIT, Cambridge / Master of Science in Visual Studies
1984 co-author of Elastic Movies / one of the earliest experiments in the field of interactive video with Ellen Sebring, Benjamin Bergery, Bill Seaman and others
1974 BA. at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax / Bachelor of Design in Communication
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