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The Prix Avatar 2022 was awarded to Ézéchiël Nadeau. Ézéchiël wins a two-week residency at Avatar with free access to our professional equipment, artistic and technical support for the realization of a project of his choice, as well as a $500 cash grant.
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Olivia Faye Lathuillière will participate in the third edition of the Avatar-MUTEK! Selected by the jury, the artist will pursue the development of "Déliquescence cosmique", a project in development at the crossroads of physical science and the choreography of materials and energy that obey universal laws +.

School activities

Avatar proposes to introduce children to audio and electronic art. The goal is to make them aware of the sounds of their environment, to refine the quality of their listening while developing their ingenuity. The workshops were designed for each age group so that they are related to the concepts learned in class.

Sound and electronic art workshops - Avatar

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Mandate

Avatar is dedicated to the research, creation, circulation and dissemination of audio and electronic artworks and artists. To support artistic practice, Avatar produces projects, invites artists, reflects on practices, and fosters new collaborations via a local and international network.

Located in the heart of Québec City, Avatar offers a venue for interactions and initiatives, explores new artistic territories, and facilitates access to equipment and specialized skills.

In North America, Avatar is a pioneer in the research on audio and electronic arts.

At Avatar, sound creation covers a broad field of activities, ranging from the creation of listening devices, and the invention of musical instruments, to audio installation, including performance, radio art, and sound sculpture. Audio art crosses over the fields of music, visual arts, and poetry, opening itself to hybrid forms of audible performance, acoustic excavations and environments. Avatar also takes part in the development of the programming of custom-made software and electronic interfaces, as well as interactive and kinetic installation systems, and telematic performances.

Avatar is a member of the Méduse cooperative, the RCAAQ ( Regroupement des centres d'artistes autogérés du Québec), the CQAM (Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques), the RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec) and the IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance).

Board

Alexandre St-Onge - Chair

Philip Gagnon - Vice-Chair

Nathalie Bachand - Secretary and treasurer

Catherine Bélanger - Administrator

Amélie Laurence Fortin - Administrator

Frédérique Laliberté - Administrator

Vincent Thériault - Administrator

Honorary Members

Pierre-André Arcand - Gilles Arteau - Georges Azzaria - Nathalie Breush - Eva De Groot - Jean Dubois - Chantal Dumas - Mario Gauthier - Heidi Grundmann - Suzanne Jaschko - Jérôme Joy - Christof Migone - Émile Morin - Louis Ouellet - John Oswald - Hélène Prévost - James Partaik - Philippe Pasquier - Jocelyn Robert - Michael Snow

Active Members

Catherine Béchard - Catherine Bélanger - Alexandre Berthier - Alexandre Bérubé - Patrice Coulombe - Julie Faubert - Pierre-Olivier Frechet-Martin - Caroline Gagné - Philip Gagnon - Sabin Hudon - Sarah L'Hérault - Diane Landry - Myriam Lambert - Nathalie LeBlanc - Mériol Lehmann - Frédérique Laliberté - Émile Morin - Simon Paradis-Dionne - Nataliya Petkova - Ariane Plante - Jocelyn Robert - Josiane Roberge - Alexandre St-Onge - Simon Elmaleh - Nady Larchet - Nathalie Bachand - Pascale Leblanc Lavigne - Philippe Lauzier - Ida Toninato - Vincent Thériault - Magali Babin - Amélie Laurence Fortin