Alice Jarry is a professor in the department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University. She is the director of Milieux Institute’s Speculative Life Biolab, co-director of the Topological media Lab, and a member of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Next Generation Cities. As an artist-researcher and educator, Jarry specializes in site-specific responsive works, sci-art practices, socio-environmental design, digital arts, and tangible media. Her research brings concerns about sustainability, aesthetics, and politics to bear critically upon materiality, material production, and contemporary matters-of-concern regarding urban infrastructure. Her current projects focus on residual matter and smart and biomaterials for the built environment. With matter inseparable from both form and practice, her installation works explore how the development of reactive and filtering membranes – engaged in processes of transformation with site, technology, and communities – can provoke the emergence of adaptive forms and resilient socio-environmental relations.
Jarry is equally a member of Kheops – International Research Consortium on the Governance and Management of Large Infrastructure Projects -; Hexagram – International Network Dedicated to Research-Creation in Media Arts, Design, Technology and Digital Culture; and Montreal based Digital Arts Collective Perte-de-Signal (Montréal). Her research received funding from SSHRC, FRQSC, and Hexagram. Her works have been presented at Centre George Pompidou (Paris), Vox Centre de l’image Contemporaine (Montréal), Biennale Nemo (Paris), Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology (Milan), at Automata (International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal), Le mois Multi (Quebec), Device_Art Triennale (Zagreb), Invisible Dog Art Center (New York), Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture (Mons), Physicalité (International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal), La gare numérique (Jeumont), the LASER series (Leonardo) and in several locations across Canada, the United States, and Europe.