Jocelyn Robert is an interdisciplinary artist from Québec City, Quebec. He works primarily in visual arts, music, audio art, digital art, performance, installation, video and writing. His visual works and videos have been exhibited internationally and his sound work can be found on more than 30 CDs. His writings have been published by Le Quartanier (Montréal), Squint (Montréal/Toronto), as well as in numerous artistic event catalogues, notably Ars Electronica (Austria) and Sonambiante (Germany).
His work has been the focus of several publications, including two solo catalogues—one by the Galerie de l’UQAM and a second by VOX. He is involved in the arts milieu in several ways, having founded Avatar, an artist-run centre dedicated to audio art and electronics and taken part in founding the Méduse cooperative. He has taught at Mills College, in Oakland, California, and at the Université du Québec à Montréal and, since 2008, he has been working as a professor at Université Laval’s art school. Jocelyn Robert lives in Québec City, Quebec.
“The respect that Jocelyn has garnered among both the artistic and academic community is nothing short of exceptional and entirely well-deserved. In short, with unwavering commitment and integrity, he plays a key role in developing the next generations of Quebec artists—that is an immeasurable contribution to the community. He is a foundation, a support beam, a pillar—my hyperbolic architectural metaphors are designed to make explicit the extent to which he is a well-rounded foundational constituent of the artistic community.
Jocelyn is, without question, a singular artist, researcher, writer, teacher, academic, instigator, deviser, programmer and administrator. He integrates his multivalent talents and myriad research streams in unparalleled ways, always steadfastly making connections and building bridges.
Jocelyn Robert integrates his multivalent talents and myriad research streams in unparalleled ways, always steadfastly making connections and building bridges.”
Nominator: Christof Migone, associate professor, Department of Visual Arts, Western University
“Jocelyn Robert integrates his multivalent talents and myriad research streams in unparalleled ways, always steadfastly making connections and building bridges.”