James Partaik

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Associate Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2019

    James Partaik is an associate professor and head of the digital arts sector at UQAC (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), Canada. Artist, researcher, director of the research creation group Insertio, contributor to the innovative open-source project Wiring, Partaik also is a founding member of Avatar (Quebec) regarded in Canada as pioneers for audio and electronic art.


    James Partaik, artist, professor of digital arts and Director of the SCAN at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada. He is director and of the research-creation lab INSERTIO. Since 1990, he has been committed to initiate and facilitate artistrun projects, notably co-founding member of Avatar, creation of association and sound diffusion.


    James Partaik’s truly hybrid creative practice embraces a range of non-mainstream contemporary art forms and media – audio, video, electronic site specific installations, performance art and installActions – in pursuit of a project that he himself characterizes as a ‘renewal of the language of art’. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada.

    James Partaik (Avatar, CA) – Insertio

    James Partaik (CA) is interested in a renewal of the language of art and is involved in a range of non‑mainstream forms of contemporary art: site‑specific physical computing, interactivity, installations, electronic art, performance and music. Partaik is a founding member of Avatar, an association for sound creation and dissemination at Quebec’s Méduse and is currently a Professor of Digital Arts at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.


Last Known Location:

  • Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

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