Hervé Fischer

Currently based
Quebec, Canada

Artist-philosopher, Hervé Fischer graduated from the école Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm, Paris). For many years he taught sociology of communication and culture at the Sorbonne. He obtained its MBA in philosophy and PhD. in sociology. A multi-media artist and creator of "sociological art" (1971), he initiated many public participation projects with radio, television and print media in many European and Latin American countries before coming to Quebec. He was a special guest at the Venice Biennial in 1976, the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1981, and Documenta 7 in Kassel (Germany) in 1982. He had personal exhibitions at the Musée Galliéra in Contemporary Art in 1976, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal in 1980 (a retrospective), and Mexico in 1983. In 1985, he organized Franco-Canadian participation in the Marco Polo electronic novel project which involved writers from Africa, Europe and Canada. Since 1999, he is working again as a painter of the digital age. He had one man shows at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentine, (2003), Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay (2004), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile, Santiago (2006), MNBA de Neuquen (Argentine, 2009), Centro Wilfredo Lam, Xth Bienal Habana, Cuba, 2009), MAM, Céret, France (retrospective), 2010. In 2011 he initiated the "tweet art & philosophy".

2006 Member of the Canadian UNESCO Committee
2006 Associate professor, director-founder of the International Digital Observatory, UQAM
2000 - 2002 Holder of the Daniel Langlois chair for Fine Arts and Digital Technologies at Concordia University
1999 Painter of the Digital Age
1997 President of Science Pour Tous / a network of Quebec's science et technology institutions
1997 Founder and President of the International Federation of Multimedia Associations
1990 Executive Director of Téléscience - Quebec International Science Film Festival
1986 Co-Founder of Infographie Canada
1985 Co-founder and Co-president of La Cité des arts et des nouvelles technologies de Montréal
1971 Creator of "Sociological Art"
1966 Professor at the Sorbonne / Sociology of Communication and Culture
1960 - 1964 École Normale Supérieure - Artist-Philosopher