Nicolas Maigret

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  • ISEA2023 is a research collective set up in Paris, France, in 2012, whose core members include Maria Roszkowska (pl/fr), Nicolas Maigret (fr), Baruch Gottlieb (ca/de) & Jerome Saint-Clair (fr). They work at the interface between contemporary art, research and hacking, and compose tailor-made teams for each investigation together with academics, activists, engineers, and designers. More specifically their recent artistic provocations seek to empower post growth imaginaries and practices while challenging dominant techno-solutionist ideologies. Their research includes artworks, publications & curation.


    Nicolas Maigret exposes the internal workings of the media, through an exploration of their dysfunctions, limitations or failure thresholds which he develops in immersive, ambiguous and critical artworks. He initiated, a working group which aims to disrupt, pervert, and complexify the accounts on innovation. The group develops situations of disturbance, speculation, and debate, challenging the ideology of innovation and stimulating the dissemination of alternative narratives. He teaches at Parsons Paris and develops a research on “Black Boxes” with V2 Rotterdam and UCL Leuven. With Maria Roszkowska he co-edited The Pirate Book, an anthology on media piracy.

    Transmediale (Berlin), Museum of Art and Design (New York), Chaos Communication Congress (Hamburg), ISEA (Hong Kong), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Center for Transmediale (Berlin) Pompidou (Paris), Elektra (Montreal), China Museum of Digital Arts (Beijing), HEK (Basel), Polytechnic Museum (Moscow), File (Sao Paulo), Northwest Film Forum (Seattle), School of the Art Institute (Chicago) ), The Pirate Bay (Stockholm), Eastern Bloc (Montreal) … His work has been featured in Forbes, Wired, Vice, Motherboard, Liberation, Die Zeit, Arte TV, Next Nature, Hyperallergic, Le Temps, , Digicult, Gizmodo, Seattle Weekly,, and Filmmaker Magazine among others.



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