Maurice Benayoun


  • City University Hong Kong and Z-A Production


  • School of Creative Media

Job Title:

  • Curator, Media Artist, Professor, and Artist Explorer in multimedia



  • ISEA2016

    Maurice Benayoun (aka MoBen or 莫奔) (born 29 March 1957 in Mascara, Algeria) is a French pioneer new-media artist and theorist based in Paris and Hong Kong. His work employs various media, including (and often combining) video, immersive virtual reality, the Web, wireless technology, performance, large-scale urban art installations and interactive exhibitions.


    Ars Electronica Award 98 for World Skin. Graduated in Graphic Arts, cofounder of Z-A Production, considered as one of the most creative studio in the area of image processing and virtual reality, he explores digital images, interactivity and intelligent interfaces (Hypercube). He’s author of virtual reality installations and interactive set-up, he teaches at University of Paris I.


    This international award-winning video artist co­founded Z.A Productions (1988) where he does research on computer-generated 3D images while working in the cinema as a special effects art director. He lectures at University de Paris 1 and does collaborative work at CRECA (Centre de recherche et d’etude sur le Cinema) and the CRI (Centre de recherche sur (‘image). His most recent works include Les Quarks, the first 35 mm high-definition 3D series and Dieu est-il plat? and Le Diable est-il courbe?, two virtual reality creations.


    Maurice Benayoun (Z.A. Production) Maurice Benayoun (France,1957) teaches “Art Video and New Images” at the University of Paris. He has participated research projects about special effects and contributed new technology to audio-visual production and to the artist creativity within the Centre de Recherche et d’Etude sur le Cinema et les Arts Audiovisuel (CRECA) and the Centre de Recherche sur Image (CRI).


Current Location:

  • Hong Kong, HK

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