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Jean-Pierre Mot

Visiting Instructor


Mot is a cross-disciplinary researcher, conceptual artist, and creative technologist.

He has participated in field research and projects in South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe, with further training at the International Development Research Center in Uruguay and The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Rome. His latest creative essays have been published in Canada and the U.S., notably in the art magazine “Vie des Arts” and the book “Best! Letters from Asians Americans in the Arts”.

He is a nomadic, conceptual, and experimental artist who has presented his works in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Iceland, Qatar, Thailand, Singapore, and China. He participated in numerous art residencies and was awarded several fellowships, notably from the Banff Art Center, the Franconia Sculpture Park, Est-Nord-Est, NARS Foundation, MASS MoCA, Red Gates Beijing, and SOMA Mexico. The Canada Art Council, the Quebec Art and Letter Council, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts have supported him. His work has been featured in ESSE Arts, Maake Magazine, Mayday Magazine, the Singapore Strait Times, and the Reykjavik Grapevines. He is now producing a new body of work for three upcoming solo shows: “Chomping Around” will be presented at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, “Break’Fast” is scheduled to been unveiled at Arprim in Montreal and “The Yabi.Deh Project” will be featured at Le Labo Media Center in Toronto. He has a forthcoming artist residency at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

As a consulting creative technologist specializing in physical computing, he has worked with prominent artists and institutions on extensive multimedia art installations exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the MoMA PS1, Haus Der Kunst, the Rose Museum, the Cartier Foundation, Yayasan Mitra Museum, David Zwirner Gallery HK, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery among others.

MFA, Visual Arts – New Genre; Columbia University in the City of New York

MA, Communication – International Relations & BA, Visual Arts and New Media – Sculpture; University of Quebec in Montreal

Certificate, Marketing – Analyst; HEC Montreal