Gregory Chatonsky is a male artist born in France, currently working in Canada.
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Born in 1971, he lives and works in Paris and Montreal. Grégory Chatonsky began developing digital tools in 1991. In 1994 he founded, an artists’ collective centred on the concept of accidents, computer bugs, unforeseeable events and networks.

After studying fine arts and philosophy at the Sorbonne University from 1990 to 1996, he studied Multimedia at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in 1999. Between 1995 and 1998 he created the CD-Rom Mémoires de la déportation (Memories of Deportation), with the help of former deportees, winning the Möbius prize. In 1997 he created the website for the Villa Médicis in Rome, followed by the site of the Centre Pompidou in 1999. In 2005 he designed the visual identity of the website for the Val de Marne region’s Museum of Contemporary Art, MAC/VAL.

He was Artist in Residence at the International Centre for Video Creation (CICV) from 1998 to 2001, at the C3 Foundation in Budapest and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in 2001, at the Abbaye de Fontevraud and Villa Médicis hors les murs in 2002 and at the Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Art from 2003 to 2004, where he also taught during the same period. He is currently a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts (EAVM), which is part of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).

Grégory Chatonsky’s work has been exhibited in France, the USA, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Germany,Switzerland, Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Russia. In 2006 he created a work of variable fiction for Arte Cinéma.

Winner at the 2002 – 2003 Inclassables awards in Montréal, he has also won various prizes in France and elsewhere, such as the SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques – Society for Dramatic Authors and Composers) (2000), FilmWinter (2001), Sound Space (2001), Computer Space (2001), Viper (2001), Vidéoformes (2003), SCAM (2004), and E-toiles d’or (2006).

An interdisciplinary artist, he deals with issues such as the aesthetics of flux, variable fiction and the evolution of relationships between the private and public spheres.