James Partaik


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • UQAC, 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.

    ISEA2014

    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.


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  • Canada


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