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Featured Artist Bio: Luc Courchesne

Luc Courchesne is currently Professor of Design at Université de Montréal, and is also President of the Society for Art and Technology (SAT).

Born in Québec in 1952, Courchesne studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a pioneer in interactive video, he has produced more than a dozen interactive installations since 1984, including Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987), Portrait One (1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape One (1997), Passages (1998), Rendez-vous sur les bancs publics (1999), The Visitor: Living by Numbers (2001), and Skins (2003).

Courchesne's artwork 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; and Montréal's Musée d'art contemporain. His installations are part of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the ZKM/Medienmuseum, the ICC, and of the Museum of Communication in Bern, Switzerland.

Courchesne was awarded the Grand Prix of the ICC Biennale 1997 in Tokyo, and received an "Award of Distinction" at 1999's Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.

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