Nouvelles
Nouvelles / Digital art, Press release
July 20th 2022

Montreal Digital Spring announces the appointment of its artistic director, Erandy Vergara, as Chair of ISEA International Board

Montreal Digital Spring announces the appointment of its artistic director, Erandy Vergara, as Chair of ISEA International Board

Montreal, July 20, 2022 ― Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps Numérique) is proud to announce the appointment of Erandy Vergara, artistic director of Montreal Digital Spring, to the ISEA International Board of Directors. Erandy was appointed to the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of ISEA International on July 1, 2022, after her time serving as programming director of ISEA2020, which was organized by PN in Montreal. Erandy is happy to continue her role as the artistic director of Montreal Digital Spring during her tenure on the Board of Directors of ISEA.

“We are happy to see that after all these years that Erandy has actively contributed to the development and growth of the Montreal media arts community, she will also occupy this prestigious international position for the next few years, and thus contribute to building the future of ISEA”

said Mehdi Benboubakeur, Managing Director of Montreal Digital Spring.

The nomination took place following Vergara’s participation in ISEA2022, held in Barcelona from June 10 to 16, 2022, where she presented the artistic vision of Montreal Digital Spring, including the pressing themes of climate responsibility, as well as diversity.

Over the coming year, the Board of Directors at ISEA will review ISEA’s operations and strategy. “It will set a path forward that, building on its strong history, provides a sustainable and exciting future”

Erandy Vergara-Vargas (MX/CA) is a curator and scholar. Her main research interests include global art histories, climate responsibility, curatorial studies, equity, internet cultures and widespread bias in algorithms. She earned a MA at Concordia University and a PhD in Art History at McGill University. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Studio Arts at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

 

READ THE ARTICLE FROM ISEA INTERNATIONAL

 

Q&A, after presentation of Montreal Digital Spring at ISEA Barcelone – Photo credit: Zane Cerpina

Presenting Montreal Digital Spring at ISEA Barcelone – Photo credit: Everardo Reyes

 

Abour ISEA International
ISEA International is a non-profit organisation that fosters interdisciplinary discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working across art, science, design and technology. The main activity is the annual international symposium, ISEA, which provides an international academic and cultural forum, including a wide array of exhibitions, presentations, performances, and public events. Committed to sustaining diversity of practices and practitioners, it takes place in a different country each year and serves as a cultural bridge between local and international artists and scholars. ISEA International Headquarters is supported by the University of Creative Arts – UK.

About Montreal Digital Spring
Montreal Digital Spring (PN) is a non-profit organization that aims to connect people, organizations and ideas to promote and leverage digital intelligence. Acting for industries, communities, and players on the local and international scene, Montreal Digital Spring is the vanguard player that fosters connections by opening the horizons of digital progress.

Montreal Digital Spring offers a direct and accessible connection to the digital world through its actions that value inclusivity, humanism, boldness and curiosity.

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