Maurice Benayoun

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Artist

* 1957

The artist Maurice Benayoun has been exploring the potential of 3D computer graphics' animation and Virtual Reality for more than 15 years. Since 1984, Maurice Benayoun has been teaching "Video Art and New Images" at the Université de Paris 1 [Panthéon-Sorbonne] and has been an invited artist at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts of Paris. In 1987 Maurice Benayoun co-founded Z-A Production, now one of the two oldest companies in France in the field of new medias, where he currently works as director of creation.
His current activities focus on developing the artistic potential of virtual reality and interactive projects.

Grants and Awards | Group Exhibitions | Works | Recommended Links

Grants and Awards ::

1999
Official Selection, Biennale do Mercosul [BR]
Official Selection, ICC Biennale, Tokyo [J]

1998
Official Selection, Art Show, Siggraph'98, Orlando [USA]
Golden Nica [firste prize], interactive art category, Ars Electronica, Linz [A]

1996
Image du Futur'96 [second prize], open titles category, Montreal [CDN]
Second prize Pixel Ina, credits, category Imagina 96, Monte Carlo [F]

1995
Finalist Best Achievement, International Monitor Awards, category Opens/Closes, Los Angeles [USA]
Official Selection, Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro [BR]
Official Selection, Film West, Sydney [AUS]
Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica, Linz [A]
Official Selection, Videofest Berlin [D]

1994
Jose Abel Prize, Best European Animation Film, Cinanima, Animation Filmfestival of Espinho [P]
Silver Trophee, Espace Création, F.A.U.S.T., Toulouse [F]
Official Selection, Electronic Theater, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Helsinki [FIN]
Official Selection, Siggraph'94, Electronic Theater, Orlando [USA]
Siggraph'94, Screening Room (2 selections), Orlando [USA]
Siggraph'94, Art and Design Show, Orlando [USA]
Distinction (second prize), Ars Electronica, Linz [A]
Official Selection, Short Film Festival, Tampere [FIN]
Fiction Category (third prize), Imagina'94, Monte Carlo [F]

1993
International Monitor Award, Best Electronic Special Effects, Los Angeles [USA]
International Monitor Award, Best Video Paint Design, Los Angeles [USA]
Nomination Best Computer Animation, International Monitor Awards, Los Angeles [USA]
First Prize Pixel Ina, Credits Category Imagina'93, Monte Carlo [F]
Third Prize, Fiction Category Imagina'93, Monte Carlo [F]

1992
Official Selection, Siggraph, Chicago [USA]
Official Selection, 5th Festival of Computer Film, Geneva [CH]
Official Selection, Imagina'92, Monte Carlo [F]

1991
First Prize, Third Dimension, Scam, Paris [F]
Best Script Prize, Parix Cite'91, Paris [F]
Official Selection, Eurographics'91, Vienna [A]
Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica, Linz [A]
Official Selection, Images du Futur, Montreal [CDN]
First Prize, Artistic Mention Category, Truevision Competition, Siggraph, Las Vegas [USA]

1990
Image Fixe Prize, Paris Cite, Paris [F]
First Prize Communication Image, Tech Image Contest, Paris [F]

1987
Official Selection, International Art Film Biennale, Paris, Beaubourg [F]
Official Selection, Art Film Festival, Rotterdam [NL]

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Group Exhibitions ::

2001 - 2003
Exhibition The Man Transformed, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris [F]

2002
Art of Immersion, CAVE festival, Bonn [D]
QIO, Abbaye de Maubuisson [F]

starting 2001
Abbaye royale de Fontevraud, multimédia tour, permanent installation

2001
Glaz Art, Paris [F]
Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Collective Retinal Memory, Stenersen Museum, Oslo [N]
Kiasma Museum, Helsinki [FIN]
MIX 01, Aarhus [DK]
Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon [F]
Espace Méridien, Bruxelles [B]

2000
ISEA, Chapelle de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris [F]
centre culturel Douta Seck, Dakar [SN]
World@rt, VR Center Nord, Aalborg [DK]
Centre Gorges Pompidou, Paris [F]
EXPO2000, Hanovre [D]
Art Rock Festival, Saint Brieuc [F]
Laval Virtual, Laval [F]

1999
Forum des Images, états généraux de l'écriture interactive, Paris [F]
Biennal do Mecosul [BR]
ICC Biennale, Tokyo [J]

1998
KTH, Stockholm [S]
Transarchitectures 03, DEAF, Rotterdam [NL]
Ars Electronica, Linz [A]
Transarchitectures 03, UQAM, Montréal [CDN]
Transarchitectures 03, Galerie Aedes, Berlin [D]
Imagina'98, Monte Carlo [F]
Virtual Galery, Pragati Magdan, New Delhi [IND]
Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie de la Vilette, Paris [F]

1997
Ars Electronica, Linz [A]
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon [F]

1996
Kahanamoku and Beyond, Sidney [AUS]
Videotheque de Paris, Paris [F]

1995
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon [F]
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal [CDN]
Centre Gorges Pompidou, Paris [F]
MIM, Montréal [CDN]
Salon International d'Art Contemporain of Strasbourg, Parc des Expositions, Strasbourg [F]
Machida Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo [J]
Imagina, Monte Carlo [F]
Milia, Cannes [F]

1994
Artifices 3, Saint Denis [F]
Siggraph, Art and Design Show, Orlando [USA]
3D Image & Animation Films, Rennes [F]

1993
Animation to Pixel Land, Musée Chateau, Annecy [F]

1992
Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris [F]
Les Cités Obscures, Schuiten/Peeters, Bruxelles [B]

1991
Galerie 172, Paris [F]
Paris Cité, Parc Floral, Vincennes [F]

1990
Tech Image, Paris [F]

1986
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris [F]

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Works ::

"So.So.So.: Somedody, Somewhere, Sometime", 2002 [Net work]
"The Blue Station", 2000 - 2001 [Interactive work]
"Far Near (e-motion)", 2000 - 2001 [Interactive work]
"Labylogue", 2000 [Interactive work]
"Art Impact", 2000 [Net work]
"Crossing Talks", 1999 [Net work]
"World Skin", 1998 [Net work]
"ArtifiCiel", 1997 [Net work]
"And what about me? 2", 1997 [Net work]
"The Tunnels", 1995 - 1998 [Tele-virtual installations]
"And what about me? 1", 1995 [Net work]
"The big questions", 1994 - 1996 [a collection of VR and Internet works]
"Art after Museum", 1992 [Interactive work]

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Recommended Links ::
- > Homepage:
    http://www.benayoun.com/

- > Maurice Benayoun on his work:
    http://www.arte-tv.com/thema/19980512/dtext/vireal/p1.html

- > Biography:
    http://www.moben.net/ABio.html

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