Sofian Audry

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Université du Québec à Montréal and Hexagram, School of Media, Media Artist and _Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2023

    Sofian Audry (CA), Hexagram Network co-director; Professor UQAM. Their computational work draws on the visual arts, AI, artificial life, biology, and the cognitive sciences. They produce robotic, interactive installations, immersive environments, and electronic literature, deployed on the web and in public spaces.


    Sofian Audry is an artist, scholar, Professor of Interactive Media within the School of Media at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and Co-Director of the Hexagram Network for Research-Creation in Art, Culture and Technology. Their work explores the behavior of hybrid agents at the frontier of art, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, through artworks and writings. Audry’s book Art in the Age of Machine Learning examines machine learning art and its practice in art and music (MIT Press, 2021). Their artistic practice branches through multiple forms including robotics, installations, bio-art, and electronic literature.


    Sofian Audry is an artist, scholar, Professor of Interactive Media within the School of Media at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). His work is inspired from visual art, artificial intelligence, artificial life, biology and cognitive sciences. His computational artistic practice branches through multiple media including robotics, interactive installations, immersive environments, physical computing interventions, internet art, and electronic literature.

    Audry studied computer science and mathematics at University of Montreal (BSc, 2001) where he completed a master in machine learning (MSc, 2003); following which he obtained a master in communication (interactive media) at UQÀM (MA, 2010). His PhD is in Humanities from Concordia University (2016). In 2017 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    His work and research have been presented in multiple international events and venues such as Ars Electronica, Barbican, Centre Pompidou, Club Transmediale, Dutch Design Week, Festival Elektra, International Digital Arts Biennale, International Symposium on Electronic Art, LABoral, La Gaîté Lyrique, Marrakech Biennale, Nuit Blanche Paris, Society for Arts and Technology, V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Muffathalle Munich and the Vitra Design Museum.


    Sofian Audry, School of Computing and Information Science University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.


    Sofian Audry, Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Montréal, Canada.


    Sofian Audry is a new media artist from Montréal, Canada. His practice mixes new technologies with the social and cognitive mechanisms of human being. His recent work focuses on electronic interventions, incorporating technological objects in the natural environment.


Last Known Location:

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada

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