Biography

Philomène Longpré, PhD

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Academic History | Research and Creation Projects | Exhibitions | Grants, Awards and Distinctions | Academic, Leadership and Council Positions |  Catalogues, Reviews, Books, and Media

Philomene Longpre, Montreal

Philomène Longpré is a media artist whose research encompasses robotic art, interactive video, and performance. Since 1999, her works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. Recent exhibitions include Cereus – Queen of the Night, at the PHI Center during Elektra International Digital Arts Festival and Formica, at the C-2 Mtl and at the BIAN International Digital Arts Biennial in Canada ; Illusio, at the EXIT and VIA Festivals in France; Telematic Exchange, at the Looptopia Festival and at Collider Festival in United States; Octopus, at FILE Electronic Art Festival in Brazil and AIR Hong Kong Arts Centre in Hong Kong ; and Passage, at BUDI in South Korea, Thaïland New Media Art Festival and at the Festival Di Cupramontana in Italy.

Longpré has developed a series of video systems that translate body language while exploring the interaction between the physical and virtual world. These environments juxtapose virtual characters, robotic sculptures, video membranes, abstract sounds, and digital interfaces, to elicit multi-sensory experiences. The initial systems—Plato’s Cave (2000), Cycle (2001), Passage (2002), and Silence Not Present (2002)—feature characters who interpret changes in their environments. In her most recent pieces—including Octopus (2003), Formica (v1, 2003; v2, 2007), Vita (2005), Illusio (2006), Underlayers (2007), Xol (2008), Cereus – Queen of the Night (2009–2013), and Xia (2011)—virtual characters redefine themselves by virtue of their interactions with visitors. With the arrival of visitors in the exhibition space, the characters in the projected video image respond to that change and cause the membrane video “screen” to transform. In these systems, interaction is designed to occur not only among the video, the audio, and the visitors but also with the physicality of the video display, which is specially created to respond both physically and conceptually to the selected content. For example, Longpré developed a sensitive membrane—a completely novel medium—for the realization of the petals of the work Cereus – Queen of the Night. Comprising four layers of laminated film, this video membrane can change its materiality from opaque to transparent, while capturing projections through an integrated holographic film; changes therein occur in line with the programming of the work and the visitors’ interactions. The structure of the flower can also change its physicality by opening and closing its structure through a pneumatic system. All hybrid displays designed by Longpré influence the perception of moving images, and transform the audio–visual experience through the involvement of other sensory modalities.

In 2006, Longpré obtained an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 2014 a PhD from Concordia University in the study and practice of the arts. Her doctoral dissertation “Video Screen as Matrix of Sensations: A Multisensory Approach to the Artistic Development of Responsive Video Membranes” investigates multisensory manifestations in interactive video installations and proposes a transdisciplinary inquiry into the artistic development of responsive video membranes. The research for this dissertation was carried out at the Centre for Sensory Studies and at Hexagram, Concordia University. This cutting-edge research involved ethnographic investigations of how video displays materiality, spatiality, and interactivity as key factors in altering perception, and how these factors augment sensory, affective, and cognitive responses to a moving image. An essential aspect of her artistic approach involves a unique collaboration among the fields of fine arts, anthropology of the senses, computer science, and mechanical engineering.

Longpré’s work has won support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture. She has also been sponsored in part by companies such as MicroVision Inc., Keen Projection Media Ltd., and NEC Display Solutions. In addition, she received the 2008 Award for Innovation in New Media Arts, by OCTAS; the 2005 Judith Hamel Trophy in New Media Arts; and the 2004 Prize of Excellence from the Hexagram Institute.

Prior to earning a doctorate at Concordia University, Longpré taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as at the DXARTS Center of the University of Washington and at the Hong Kong Art School. Currently, she is leading collaborative research in art and technology at her robotic art lab in Montreal.

Says Longpré, “By employing sensory technologies, not only is my work programmed to mutate over time, but visitors to an installation become an integral and influential component of this transformation. I design multimedia exhibits, exploring how spatial environments affect people’s perception and opening avenues to personal interpretations as the spectators shifted into participants being observed in unfamiliar environments.”

Centre for Sensory Studies

Hexagram-Concordia


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Academic History

2010-2014
Ph.D. (Special Individualized Program)
Digital Arts, Anthropology, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science
Thesis: “Video Screen as Matrix of Sensations, A Multisensory Approach to the Artistic Development of Responsive Video Membranes”
Center of Sensory Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Committee Members: Dr. Bill Vorn, Dr. David Howes, Dr. Ion Stiharu, and Dr. Peter Grogono

2008-2009
Ph.D. Studies in Digital Arts and Experimental Media|Digital Art and New Media,
Digital Sound, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
DXARTS Center, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

2004-2006
Master of Fine Arts | Art and Technology Studies (ATS)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States of America
Supervisory Committee Members: Dr. Tiffany Holmes and Dr. Eduardo Kac

2000-2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Studio Arts, Specialization in Electronic Art (EART)
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2001-2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Studio Arts/Digital Arts
One year Student Exchange Program
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States of America

1997-1999
DEC, Diploma of Collegial Studies | Studio Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Montreal, Canada

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Selected Research and Creation Projects

2014-2015
Neo-Ophébiens – Robotic Sculpture
Grant – Research and Creation, Digital Arts
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

2014-2015
Sensory Seats – Interactive Installation
Grant – Production, Digital Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts

2009 – 2013 CEREUS, Queen of the Night – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Immersive environment; responsive video membrane; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; user interface design; large scale projection; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2010-2011 XIA – Immersive Environment
(Immersive environment; responsive video membrane; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; large scale projection; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2007 IRIS – Interactive Environment
(Immersive environment; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; large scale projection; performance; and digital sound)

2007 EAST/WEST TELEMATIC EXCHANGE – Interactive Telepresence Installation
(Telematic, lived performance; interactive installation; sensing and control system; user interface design; large scale projection)

2006 ILLUSIO – Immersive Environment
(Immersive environment; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; large scale projection; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2006 UNDERLAYERS – Video Performance Installation
(Interactive narrative; sensing and control system; virtual character; recorded performance; and digital sound)

2005 VITA – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Immersive environment; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; large scale projection; tangible interfaces; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

V1, 2003, V2, 2007
FORMICA – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Immersive environment; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; user interface design; large scale projection; tangible interfaces; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2002-2003 OCTOPUS – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Multimedia and immersive environment; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; user interface design; large scale projection; tangible interfaces; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2002 PASSAGE – Video Performance Installation
(Large scale projection; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2001 INEXISTENT SILENT – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Immersive environment; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; user interface design; large scale projection; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2001 CYCLE – Interactive Robotic Installation
(Immersive environment; robotic sculpture; interactive narrative; sensing and control system; large scale projection; tangible interfaces; responsive video membrane; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

2000 PLATO’S CAVERN – Video Performance Installation
(Large scale projection; virtual character; performance; and digital sound)

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Selected Exhibitions

2013
Centre PHI, ELEKTRA International Digital Arts Festival
CEREUS, Queen of the Night
Curators: Christine Redfern, Cheryl Sim, and Alain Thibault
Montreal, Canada, from May 1 to 18, 2013
http://2013.elektramontreal.ca/fr/artistes/philomene-longpre-cereus.html
http://phi-centre.com/fr/evenements/id/cereus

2012
Hexagram Black Box
CEREUS, Queen of the Night
Montreal, Canada, from October 1 to 6, 2012

New City Gas, International Digital Arts Biennal (BIAN), C-2 MTL
FORMICA
Curators: Alain Thibault (BIAN), et Frédéric Loury (Art Souterrain)
Montreal, Canada, from May 20 to 27, 2012
http://bianmontreal.ca/artists/#philomene-longpre-qc-ca
http://video.mountainlake.org/video/2241525712

MSVU Art Museum
BODY TRACKS Exhibit, XIA
Curators: Christine Redfern and Ingrid Jenkner
Halifax, Canada, from March 24 to May 13, 2012
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2011/12/22/isa_tousignant_top_3/
http://msvuart.ca/index.php?menid=02&mtyp=17&article_id=400

2011
FOFA Main Gallery
ANIMA Exhibit, XIA
Curators: Jake Moore and Christine Redfern
Montreal, Canada, from Sept. 6 to Oct. 7, 2011
http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/1710
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/ehtml/PhilomeneLongpre.htm
http://www.akimbo.ca/exhibitions/?id=30710

101 Gallery and Saw Video
BODY TRACKS Exhibit, XIA
Curators: Christine Redfern, Mireille Bourgeois, and Leanne L’Hirondelle
Ottawa, ON, Canada, from June 10 to July 9, 2011
http://www.g101.ca/exhibits/body-tracks
http://artengine.ca/blog/?p=2448
http://andrewwright.posterous.com/?tag=philomènelongpré

Emily Davis Gallery, COLLIDER3, International Digital Arts Festival,
FORMICA
Curator: Tony Samangy
Akron, USA, from March 22 to April 6, 2011

2010
Musée LIFE
Les Nouveaux Monstres, FORMICA
Curator: Charles Carcopino
Saint-Nazaire, France, from June 18 to Aug. 15, 2010
http://nouveauxmonstresontour.wordpress.com/
http://www.maccreteil.com/fr/studio/event/82/exposition-nouveaux-monstres

EXIT Festival
Dancing Machines Exhibition, ILLUSIO
Curator: Charles Carcopino
Créteil, France, from March 26 to April 6, 2010
http://www.ruedutheatre.eu/article/828/dancing-machine/
http://via-2010.over-blog.com/article-philomene-longpre-50646813.html

VIA Festival
Dancing Machines Exhibition, ILLUSIO
Curator: Charles Carcopino
Maubeuge, France, from March 11 to 21, 2010
http://www.maccreteil.com/
http://www.artmag.com/coeurs/exit/dancing.html
http://www.yasni.fr

2009
LILLE 3000
Les Nouveaux Monstres, FORMICA
Curator: Charles Carcopino
Lille, France, from Sept. 18 to Nov. 8, 2009
http://www.lille3000.eu/lille3000/en/event/nouveaux-monstres
http://www.lille.maville.com/actu/actudet_-Les-nouveaux-monstres-cherchez-l-horreur-_loc-1075171_actu.Htm
http://archives.lesoir.be/monstres-a-puces-electroniques-_t-20091006-00Q7MU.html http://aenathon.blogspot.com/2009/11/lille-3000-lexpo-nouveaux-monstres-et.html

ELEKTRA Festival, MIAN, Cinémathèque
Curator: Alain Thibault
Montréal, Canada, June 25, 2009
http://www.elektramontreal.ca/mdn.php?l=en

2007
Hong Kong Arts Centre
IRIS
Hong Kong, from May 5 to May 25, 2007
http://air.hkas.edu.hk/longpre/
http://www.artnode.hk/
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_PLongpre_hk_060407_fra.pdf

Looptopia Festival
The Art Institute of Chicago, and Hong Kong Arts Center
EAST/WEST TELEMATIC EXCHANGE
Chicago, and Hong Kong, April 25, 2007
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_PLongpre_hk_060407_fra.pdf

Hong Kong Arts Centre
OCTOPUS
Curators: Andrée Duchaine, and Julie Bouchard, Groupe Molior
Hong Kong, China, from April 5 to April 25, 2007
http://www.artnode.hk/artist_page.php?artist_id=8
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_PLongpre_hk_060407_fra.pdf

Festival Di Cupramontana, PrimoPiano Living Gallery
PASSAGE
Curator: Dores Sacquegna
Lecce, Italy, from March 15 to 31, 2007
http://www.primopianogallery.com/opereartistaeng.asp?IDArtista=33
http://cuprarte.blogspot.com/

UQAM Gallery
BASCULER Exhibition, ILLUSIO
Curators: Julie Bélisle, Mélanie Boucher, and Audrey Genois
Montreal, Canada, from February 5 to Mars 10, 2007
http://www.uqam.ca/nouvelles/2007/07-053.htm
http://www.cubiq.ribg.gouv.qc.ca/alswww2.dll/APS_ZONES?fn=ViewNotice&q=1000192
http://www.lienmultimedia.com/article.php3?id_article=16024
http://www.banq.qc.ca/ressources_en_ligne/bibliographie_quebec/refonte_2008/tdm700.html

Parisian Laundry Gallery
FORMICA
Curators: Andrée Duchaîne, and Julie Bélisle, Groupe Molior
Montreal, Canada, from January 15 to February 18, 2007
http://www.molior.ca/en/projets/formica
http://www.lavoixpop.com/Technologies/2007-02-02/article-1006888/Interaction-virtuelle/1
http://www.ledevoir.com/motcle/philomene-longpre/
http://hour.ca/2007/02/15/ooh-mama/
http://rhizome.org/announce/events/45828/view/
http://blog.elektramontreal.ca/
http://ludicine.ca/filmographie/formica” target=”_blank”
http://www.ottawaxpress.ca/visualarts/visualarts.aspx?iIDArticle=11424
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_paris_formica_2007-01-05_eng.pdf

2006
PrimoPiano Living Art Gallery
NATURALMENTENATURAL, PASSAGE
Curator: Dores Sacquegna
Lecce, Italy, from September 15 to 28, 2006
http://www.teknemedia.net/archivi/2006/9/16/mostra/17619.html
http://ny.art-radar.com/events/event.php?idelemento=33608
http://busca.unisul.br/pdf/86458_Vivian.pdf
http://www.undo.net/it/mostra/42263
http://www.exibart.com/profilo/eventiv2.asp?preview=si&stampa=si&idelemento=33608

GL2 Gallery,
ILLUSIO
Chicago, IL, United States of America, 2006

Beverly Art Center|Interactive Playground: Sight Unseen Exhibition
Bodies of Work- The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture
UNDERLAYERS
Curator: Byeong Sam Jeon
Chicago, United States of America,from March 31st to April 30th, 2006
http://bsjeon.net/sight_unseen/
http://www.beverlyartcenter.org/
http://www.karakuriblock.com/top.htm

2005
19e International Festival FICFA-New Media|Galerie Sans Nom
OCTOPUS
Curators: Angèle Cormier, Andrée Duchaine, Groupe Molior
Moncton, NB, Canada, from September 10 to October 12, 2005
http://galeriesansnom.org/philomene-longpre
http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/ats_mfa/html/news.html
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comficfa20050912-fr.pdf
http://www.ciam-arts.org/archives/archives_autres/2005_09/Molior/

BUDi, Digital Art Content Festival|Kyungsung Art University
PASSAGE
Busan, South Korea, from April 5 to 25, 2005

Snow Print Film Festival|Las Manos Gallery
PASSAGE
Chicago, IL, United States of America, Febrary 25, 2005
http://www.lasmanosgallery.com/

2004
FILE Electronic Art Festival|SESI Art Gallery
OCTOPUS
Curators: Andrée Duchaîne and Julie Bouchard, Groupe Molior
Sao Paulo, Brazil, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 12, 2004
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_file_161104.html

VAV Gallery
PLATO’S CAVERN
Montreal, Canada, from June 10 to July 15, 2004

DIGIFEST, Electronic Art Festival
DX Design Exchange Center of Toronto
FORMICA
curator: Christine Redfern
Toronto, Canada, from May 13 to June 25, 2004
http://www.dx.org/
http://karma-laboratory.com/oldweblog/cat_photography.html

Thaïland New Media Art Festival
Bristish Council of Bangkok
International Summit on Creativity in Multimedia & Communication Bangkok
Produced by ICECA Thailand in collaboration with Srinakarinwirot University
PASSAGE
Bangkok, Thaïland, from March 20 to 28, 2004
http://www.heimat.de/home/thailand/MAF04/artists.htm
http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/12299/

Oboro Gallery
OCTOPUS
curators: Andrée Duchaîne and Julie Bouchard, Group Molior
Montreal, Canada, from Feb. 21 to March 20, 2004
http://www.ciam-arts.org/archives/archives_autres/2004_03/Molior/index.htm
http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_octo_oboro.html
http://www.oboro.net/fr/season/saison-2003-2004-fr

2003
Elsewhere International Exhibition
VAV Gallery
PASSAGE
Montreal, Canada, from May 5 to June 15, 2003

4.3 PROMO Festival
SAT Society of Arts and Technology
OCTOPUS
Curator: Bill Vorn
Montreal, Canada, from April 5 to April 30, 2003
http://www.sat.qc.ca/

2002
Stanley Mills Purchase Prize
VAV Gallery
PASSAGE
Montreal, Canada, from July 2 to August 5, 2002

Harwood Art Center|Sculpture Union 413 Exhibit
SILENT
Curator: Kris Mills
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, from June 2 to 28, 2002
http://harwoodartcenter.org/ss/

Elsewhere International Exhibition
VAV Gallery
SILENT
Montreal, Canada, from May 5 to June 15, 2002
http://ellengallery.concordia.ca/fr/

Library of the University of New Mexico
Photo Contest
Albuquerque, NM, United States of America, from April 3 to May 2, 2002

University of New Mexico
Expo Sculpture
SILENT
Curator: Kris Mills
Albuquerque, NM, United States of America, from March 5 to 15, 2002

2001
Maison de la Culture Frontenac
La ville en Boîte, Cultural Leardership,
Montreal, Canada, from June 21 to August 29, 2001

Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery
Out of Order: Undergraduates Show
PLATO’S CAVERN
Montreal, Canada, from April 2 to May 15, 2001

Promo 4.0, Festival Digital Art
SAT Society of Art and Technology
CYCLE
Curator: Bill Vorn
Montreal, Canada, from April 5 to 25, 2001
http://www.sat.qc.ca/

VAV Gallery
PLATO’S CAVERN
Montreal, Canada, from February 5 to March 6, 2001
http://www.vavgallery.com/

2000
Maison de la Culture Frontenac
Tapis de consommation, Cultural Leardership
Montreal, Canada, from June 21 to August 29, 2001

1999
Salles Culturelles du Gesu
Respiration
Montreal, Canada, from April 5 to March 15, 1999
http://www.legesu.com/

705 Gallery
460 St-Catherine West
Avez-vous digéré?
Montreal, Canada, November 18, 1999

1998
Tierra del Fuego Gallery
Absurdity, Montreal, Canada, from June 3 to July 15, 1998

B.C.J Gallery
Raisonnance Exhibition
Montreal, Canada, from April 19 to 25, 1998
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Grants, Awards and Distinctions

2014-2015
Grant – Research and Creation, Digital Arts
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

2014-2015
Grant – Production, Digital Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts

2013
Doctoral Thesis Completion Award
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Highly qualified full-time doctoral students award

Open Competition Award
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
In-course award granted to the most highly ranked applicant

2012
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Exhibition at the MSVU Museum in Halifax, Canada

2011
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Federal funding agency for university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities in Canada
Federal Award

2011
SIP Graduate Student Conference Travel Award
Special Individualized Doctoral Program
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Collider3 Digital Arts Festival, Akron, United States of America

2011
The Canada New Millenium Student Contribution Bursary
Capital Campaign, Canada
In-course Academic Achievement Award

2010
R. Howard Webster Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
The R. Howard Webster Foundation and the Province of British Columbia, Canada
Outstanding Academic Entrance Award

2010
SIP Entrance Fellowship
Special Individualized Doctoral Program
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Award granted to the most highly ranked applicant

2010
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
VIA and EXIT Digital Art Festival, France

2009
DXARTS Graduate Student Conference Travel Award
Washington University, Seattle, USA
ELEKTRA Festival – MIAN Marché international de l’art numérique, Montreal, Canada

2008
Doctoral Research Scholarship (B2)
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FQRSC)
Government of Québec
Provincial Award

2008
The OCTAS Merit Award in Digital Arts|Le Réseau ACTION TI Montreal (FiQ)
and the l’Association de Sécurité de l’information du Montréal Métropolitain (ASIMM), Canada
Award for innovation in digital arts

2008
DXARTS Doctoral Trustee Merit Scholarship
University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America
100 percent of tuition, Graduate Merit Entrance Award

2007
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, China

2007
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Canada Council for the Arts (CAC)
Exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, China

2005
The Judith Hamel Award
International FICFA Festival, Moncton, Canada
The 2005 Best Media Art Project Award

2005
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Canada Council for the Arts (CAC)
Exhibition at the international FICFA Festival
Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, Canada

2005
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Canada Council for the Arts (CAC)
Exhibition at the International FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2004
SAIC Trustee Merit Scholarship
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Chicago, United States of America
100 percent of tuition
Outstanding Academic Entrance Award

2004
Master Research Scholarship (B1)
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FQRSC)
Government of Québec
Provincial Award

2004
Travel Grant for Media Arts Professionals
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2004
The Alfred Pinsky Medal
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Medal awarded to the highest ranking student graduating with a BFA degree
highest Academic Achievement Award

2004
2004 Studio Arts Award
Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
In-course Studio Arts Competition Award

2004
CUAA Awards Annual Fine Arts Purchase Prize
The Concordia University Alumni Association prize-committee
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Fine Arts Academy Award

2003
Prize of Excellence in New Media Art
HEXAGRAM, Institute for Research and Creation, Montreal, Canada
Promo Exhibition, Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
Merit Award in Digital Arts

2002
Golden Key International Honour Society Award
Golden Key Canada
Outstanding Achievement Award

2001
The Canada New Millenium Student Contribution Bursary
Capital Campaign, Canada
Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award

2001
Student Mobility Bursary
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Recherche, Science et Technologie du Québec (MESRST)
Exchanges Student in University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM, United States of America

2001
Golden Key International Honour Society Award
Golden Key Canada
Outstanding Achievement Award

2001
The Stanley Mills Award
Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
G.H. Stanley Mills Annual Fine Arts Purchase Award

1999
The Cultural Merite Bursary
Cegep du Vieux-Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Outstanding Achievement Award

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Selected Academic, Leadership and Council Positions

2013
Video Screen as Matrix of Sensations: A Multisensory Approach to the Artistic
Development of Responsive Video Membranes, Keynote Speaker, Visualizing Media
Futures Symposium, Swarthmore, March 21-22, 2013, USA

2011-2013
Researcher – Multisensory Approach to the Artistic Development of Responsive Video Membranes
Centre for Sensory Studies
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2012
Juror – Digital Arts
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Grants for professional organizations dedicated to the production, creation and diffusion of digital arts

2011
Juror – Digital Arts
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

2011
Committee Chair – New Media Art
Quartier des Spectacles de Montreal
Grants for the creation, production, and diffusion of new media art projects
Montreal, Canada

2010-2011
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) – Robotic Arts
Bill Vorn Robotic Art Research Lab
Special Individualized Program (SIP)
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2010
Committee Chair – New Media Art
Quartier des Spectacles de Montreal
Grants for the creation, production, and diffusion of new media art projects
Montreal, Canada

2009-2010
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) – Mechatronics, Media Art Tutorials Design
DXARTS Center, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

2008-2009
Instructor – Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
DXARTS 450 – Experimental Cinema
DXARTS Center, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

2007
Instructor – Digital Arts – Interactive Art Systems
AIR Scheme Program
Hong Kong Art School (HKAS)
Workshops and Seminars
Hong Kong, China

2007-2008
Assistant Professor
Part-time Faculty Member
Mechatronics, Media Arts, Art and Technologies Studies Department (ATS)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, United States of America

2006-2007
Instructor
WIRED – Introduction to Media Arts, Art and Technologies Studies Department (ATS)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, United States of America

2005-2006
Instructor – Mechatronics, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
Professor Steve Waldeck
Art and Technologies Studies Department (ATS)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, United States of America

2005-2006
Instructor – Robotic Art & Design, CNC Design, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
Art and Design School
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, United States of America

2002-2004
Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) – Robotic Arts
Bill Vorn Robotic Art Research Lab
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2003
Curator – Elsewhere International Exhibition
VAV Gallery
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2002-2003
Curator – Cultural Activities
Engrenage Noir, Montreal, Canada

2000-2002
Instructor – Studio Arts – Experimental Media
Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada

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Academic History | Research and Creation Projects | Exhibitions | Grants, Awards and Distinctions | Academic, Leadership and Council Positions |  Catalogues, Reviews, Books, and Media


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Catalogues, Reviews, Books, and Media

Book

    • Bélisle, Julie; Boucher, Mélanie and Audrey Genois. “Basculer”. 2008, 72 p.,
      Galerie de l’UQAM, ISBN 978-2-920325-21-0
    • Mattes, Cathy and Christine Redfern. “Body Tracks/Traces du Corps”. 2012, 40p.,
      Gallery 101, ISBN 978-1-8996183-50-3
    • “Elsewhere Exhibition 2003.” Exhibit Catalogue. Concordia University, Montreal.
    • “Elsewhere Exhibition 2002.” Exhibit Catalogue. Concordia University, Montreal.
  • “Stanley Mills Purchase Prize Collection” Catalogues Mills 2001, Montreal.

Magazines

    • Bernard, Sophie. “Système Formica, une délicate membrane vidéo développée par Philomène Longpré.”
      Magazine CONVERGENCE no 52, July 15, 2008.
    • Evrard, Guillaume. “Entretien avec Philomène Longpré.” 50° revue d’art contemporain, n°1, France, Oct. 2010.
    • Larson, Paul. ” Art Interactif”, Dress to Kill Magazine, Nouvelle Vague, No. 18, summer 2012.
    • “Philomène Longpré”Volume XXV, Conceptions Southwest Magazine
      New Mexico, USA, 2001
  • “L’art numérique fait l’union.” Art Actuel Magazine, France. P.18., 2009

Monographs

    • Evrard, Guillaume. “Cereus- Queen of the Night”. France, 2011.
    • Longpré, Philomène. “Master Thesis.” SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, USA. May, 2005

Newpapers

    • Aylward, John. “Interview with Philomène Longpré.” Newspapers Buchtelite, USA. April, 2011
    • Berthelet, Myriam. “L’art explose et s’expose.” La Presse, Montreal, Mai 3th 1998.
    • Lacombe, Marie-Claudio. “Arts Visuels : Relève à l’oeuvre”. La Presse, Mtl, jan. 21, 1999.
    • Shinn, Dorothy. “Art, Technology Collide.” Beacon Journal Art and Architecture Critic, April, 2011
    • Winters, Robert. “The Art Collective: Associate member Philomène Longpré in Montreal”. 2006
    • ” IRIS’s Longpre. “Journal Ming Pao, Hong Kong, April 12th 2007
    • “Photo issue”. Daily Lobo News. New Mexico, USA, decembre 7th 2001
    • “Just Ducky”. The Gazette, Montreal, August 1998
    • South China Morning Post, 21 avril, 2007
    • Ming Pao Weekly, Issue 2005, 14 avril, 2007, p.99
  • South China Morning Post, The review, P.10, 15 avril, 2007.

Websites

Radio and Podcast

    • TV PBS – International Digital Arts Biennial – BIAN MONTRÉAL by Paul Larson, May 31, 2012
      (Aired : Thursday, May 31 at 8:30pm / Friday at 6am and 12:30pm / Saturday
      at 7:30pm/ Sunday at 6am and 10:30am.)

  • Radio Canada. Painchaud, Audrey. “Entretien avec Philomène Longpré- L’exposition Body tracks”, March 27, 2012.Arts et culture. L’exposition «Body tracks »L’exposition «Body tracks» présente des oeuvres collectives dont celle de Philomène Longpré. C’est une exposition qu’on pourrait traduire en français par les traces que laissent les corps. Cette exposition collective fait beaucoup écho au travail d’Ana Mendieta, une artiste américano-cubaine, qui a été très proléfique dans les années 1970. Audrey Painchaud a rencontré Philomène Longpré, une artiste multimédia, qui participe à cette exposition. Comme Ana Mendieta, elle fait dans l’art multimédia et utlise le corps comme moyen d’expression.
    http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2012/CBAFH/LereveilNouvelleEcosseetTN201203270752.asx

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Academic History | Research and Creation Projects | Exhibitions | Grants, Awards and Distinctions | Academic, Leadership and Council Positions |  Catalogues, Reviews, Books, and Media

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