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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Maurice Benayoun

School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong
Professor
Hong Kong
Artist, theorist and curator, Maurice Benayoun (MoBen, 莫奔) is a pioneering and prominent figure in the field of New Media Art. MoBen’s work freely explores media boundaries, encompassing video and virtual reality, perfume and sculpture, interactive art and large-scale public installation. MoBen’s work has been exhibited and awarded (Golden Nica Ars Electronica 1998…) in major international museums including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the museums of contemporary art in Lyon, Montreal, Seoul and Helsinki, Eyebeam and Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Machida Museum, the ICC Tokyo, including the permanent exhibition inside the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
MoBen is currently Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
ISEA related facts
Maurice Benayoun is author of the "Tunnel under the Atlantic", VR installation that linked the Pompidou Center in Paris to ISEA1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal. This year, it will be the 20th anniversary of ISEA in Canada and also of the Tunnel under the Atlantic.
Maurice Benayoun was co-organiser of ISEA2000 Paris, and part of the organizing committee of ISEA2016 Hong Kong.