Artist - Assistant Professor Maurice Benayoun
CITU-Paragraphe Lab - University Paris 8
Maurice Benayoun is a pioneer new media artist living in Paris, France. His work and research explores the potentiality of various media from video, to virtual reality, Web and wireless art, public space large scale art installations and interactive exhibitions. His work has been widely exhibited all over the world and received numerous international awards and prizes. He has been exhibited in international museums: Centre Pompidou, Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art (Lyon, Montreal), Kiasma (Helsinki), Eye Beam and Moving Image (New York), ICC Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, Seoul, New Delhi...
From the Quarxs, one of the very first computer animation series in the early nineties to NeORIZON, a giant street installation in Shanghai (2008), not to forget the Tunnel under the Atlantic, World Skin, a Photo Safari in the Land of War (Golden Nica, Ars Electronica 1998), or the Mechanics of emotions, Benayoun’s work tries to exceed technologies by exploring new ways of creating meaning through experiencing metaphoric situations.
Maurice Benayoun is co-founder and art director of the CITU research centre and H2H Lab. He is assistant professor at the University of Paris 8.
In 2006 Maurice Benayoun started at CITU a research field on connective and transaction art, THE ART COLLIDER that will be presented during the Workshop. Two recent publications about Mauice Benayoun's work: "Maurice Benayoun Open Art" Scala ed. 2011, and The-Dump, 207 Hypotheses for Committing Art", Fyp ed. 2011 http://www.benayoun.com