Valérie Lamontagne, PhD
Part-time Faculty, Design and Computation Arts
Valérie Lamontagne is an artist-designer and PhD scholar researching "Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion, Technologies and Laboratory Cultures" at Concordia University where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts. She has curated and collaborated on design and media arts exhibitions and events such as: "The Future of Fashion is Now" at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); "TechnoSensual" at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2012); "Clothing Without Cloth" at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); "Electromode" at Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada (2010); "Sartorial Flux" at A D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006); "Ellipse" at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Canada (2002); and "Location / Dislocation" at New Museum, New York, USA (2001).
Valérie has presented at many notable academic, arts, design and tech conferences which include: Re-New Digital Media Arts Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013); Marché International Art Numérique (MIAN), BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium (2013); International Symposium Wearable Computers 2013, Zurich, Switzerland. (2013); HCII, Las Vegas, USA (2013); Nordes, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013); Smart Textile Salon, Ghent, Belgium (2013); Smart Fabrics, San Francisco, USA (2013); MOTI, Breda, Netherlands (2013); Connectivity Lab, MEDEA Malmö University, Sweden (2010); Open Hardware Summit, Eyebeam, New York, USA (2012); Institute for Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark (2011); Ambience11, Borås, Sweden (2011); ITU Copenhagen, Denmark (2011); ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey; INM: Institute für neue medien, Frankfurt, Germany (2010); ISEA2010, Rhur, Germany; Gilbert Simondon: Transduction, Translation, Transformation, Paris, France (2010); Zoontotechnics (Animality/Technicity), Cardiff, UK (2010); Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark (2010); ISEA2009, Belfast, Ireland; ISEA2008, Singapore; The Abrons Arts Center, New York, (2007); Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada (2006); Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium (2006); Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2005); Wearable Futures, University of Wales, UK (2004).
- Ph.D. ABD (Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion, Technologies and Laboratory Cultures) Concordia University
- MFA (Painting) Concordia University
- BFA (Art History & Fine Arts) Concordia
Wearables, human computer interaction, interaction design, techno-craft, performance, fashion.