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Luc Courchesne
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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

Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Courchesne, Luc. »Nouveaux terrains d’apparition.« In Cinéma. interactivité et société, edited by Jean-Marie Dallet. Poitiers/Bruxelles: 2013.
Courchesne, Luc. »Posture: An experiment in multifold reality.« In Architecture In Formation, edited by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa and A. Sprecher. New York: Routledge: 2013.
Courchesne, Luc. The In/Visible Domain. Montreal: Ideaction, 2009.
Courchesne, Luc. »Art Design and Beyond.« In Re-thinking the Contemporary Art School, edited by NSCAD Press. Halifax: 2009.
Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Grau, Oliver. »Das Sedanpanorama: Einübung soldatischen Gehorsams im Staatsbild durch Präsenz.« In Medien der Präsenz. Museum, Bildung und Wissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundert, edited by Jürgen et. al. Fohrmann, 143-169. Köln: DuMont, 2001.
Courchesne, Luc. »Luc Courchesne.« In Rewind to the Future, edited by Anniele Pohlen and Petra Unnützer and Jo Eckhardt. Bonn: Bonner Kunstverein, 1999.
Blase, Christoph and Margaret Morse. Hardware, Software, ARTwear. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 1998.
Centre de Arts Actuels Skol, ed. L´installation. Pistes et Territoires. Montreal: Skol, 1997.
Lovejoy, Margot. Postmodern Currents, Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media. Second Edition th ed.New York: Perason Education, 1997.
Cron, Marie-Michéle. »Le Monde virtuel de Luc Courchesne.« Le Devoir (Decembre 1993): C-8.
Rieser, Martin and Andrea Zapp. New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative. London, UK: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Courchesne, Luc. »The Construction of Experience. Turning Spectators into Visitors.« In New Screen Media. Cinema/Art/Narrative, edited by Martin Rieser and Andrea Zapp. London, Karlsruhe: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Courchesne, Luc. »Luc Courchesne.« In Rewind to the Future, edited by Anniele Pohlen and Petra Unnützer and Jo Eckhardt. Bonn: Bonner Kunstverein, 1999.
Courchesne, Luc. »La lumière et le visiteur.« In L´éclairage dans le institutions muséales, edited by , 19-34. Quebec City: Museé de la civilisation and Sociéte des musées québécois, 1992.
Courchesne, Luc. »L´exposition comme oeuvre.« In Muséo-séduction, Muséo-réflexion, edited by , 163-168. Quebec City, CAN: Musée de la civilisation and Service canadien des parcs, 1992.
Courchesne, Luc. »Family Portrait.« In Computer Graphics Visual Proceedings, edited by , 118-119. Anaheim: 1991.
Courchesne, Luc. »Portrait One.« In Tomorrows Realities, edited by , 20. Las Vegas: 1991.
Courchesne, Luc. »Nouvelles tendances en museographie.« In Cahiers de recherche, edited by Vol.2. , 97-106. Quebec City: Musée de la civilisation, 1990.
Courchesne, Luc. »Day Dawns, Light Appears, Let us open our eyes....« In Lumières, Perception-Projection, Les Cent jours d´art comtemporain, edited by , 35-48. Montréal, CAN: Centre international d´art contemporain, Montréal, 1986.