Concordia University

Mikhel Proulx


PhD - Art History

Thesis Title

Intimacy and Community in Network-Based Art


Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim

Research Interests
  • History and Aesthetics of Digital Media
  • Social Practice and Participatory Art
  • Contemporary Indigenous Art Practice
  • Media and Technology Studies
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Gender and Sexualities 

Proulx's research centres on histories of networked culture. Through studies of art and visual culture, this research finds that communications technologies structure our sense of self and our communities. In an era of so-called ‘social’ media that work to isolate and alienate, Proulx asks what lessons can be learned from a generation of artists concerned with networked communication and social action.

Proulx holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a MA in Art History from Concordia University. He is the 2015-16 Jarislowsky Foundation Doctoral Fellow in Canadian Art History and a recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. His curated projects have been exhibited across Canada and internationally.


Teaching – Undergraduate Courses
  • ARTH 358 Studies in the History of Media Art: Queer Networks
  • ARTH 283 The Life and Work of Robert Mapplethorpe



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