Georges Dyens

Georges Dyens, artist of French and Canadian citizenship, is a graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Université de la Sorbonne) and the New York Holographic Laboratories.

Winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome in sculpture, of the Prix de la Biennale de Paris and of the German Critics Prize, he made major contributions to the art scene of Europe in the late 60s. He has represented France in numerous International exhibitions such as the Biennale of New Delhi, l’Exposition internationale de sculpture contemporaine Musée Rodin, Paris, the Symposium of European sculptors, Berlin, and the international Biennale di Roma e del Lazio, in Italy.

As early as 1980 he was attracted to the ethereal light of holography (a three-dimensional image produced with laser; the only image made of light). In 1981, he created a first 'holosculpture', (an immersive multimedia installation surrounding the spectator) integrating music, light, holography, and sculpture, which, by means of a computer program, produced time-determined effects.

Considered a researcher and a pioneer in holography and in the media arts field he received numerous grants from the Canada Council, the Ministère de la Culture du Québec (CALQ), l'Université du Québec à Montréal, the Rockefeller Foundation (New York), the David Bermant Foundation (New York), the Laflamme-Hoffman Foundation (New York), The Museum of Holography (New York), .Hexagram (Montreal), the Danish Government, and l’Institut de l’Académie de France à Rome.

Montreal, PQ, Canada