Digital creation

Dominique Moulon, a leader in the field of digital arts

We live in an age in which the deepest desire is to materialise the world.

An independent curator, art critic and teacher, Dominique Moulon is a leading figure in digital arts. His work is particularly interested in the relationship between art and technology in an age where digital technology is omnipresent. He is currently the curator of La Fusion des possibles, an installation at Topographie de l'art, which presents the work of several French artists focusing on digital technology. As part of ISEA 2023, this exhibition was presented to professionals invited to the Digital Arts Focus organised by the Institut français. 

Published on 14/06/2023

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Born in Bourges in 1962, Dominique Moulon studied at the École nationale supérieure d'art de Bourges (ENSA), where he obtained a Superior National Diploma of Plastic Expression (DNSEP) in 1987. Four years later, he completed a master's degree in visual arts at the Université Paris-VIII, before defending his thesis, L'art au-delà du numérique: Pratiques et cultures numériques plurielles d'un art contemporain singulier, in Arts and Art Sciences at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2017. From 1998, he taught graphic design at the Ecole Professionnelle Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques et d'Architecture (EPSAA) in Paris. He has also taught art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2007 and at Parsons The New School for Design in Paris since 2013. 

At the same time, Dominique Moulon devoted himself to art criticism and curating exhibitions. His books on digital art include Art contemporain nouveaux médias in 2011, Art et numérique en résonance in 2015 and L'art au-delà du digital in 2018. Curator in residence at the Maison Pop in Montreuil for the series of exhibitions Convergence, Ré-émergence and Conséquences, he is co-curator, with Alain Thibault, of the exhibition Human Learning, in 2020, at the Canadian Cultural Centre. 

A leading authority on the digital arts, Dominique Moulon explores the relationship between art, innovation and technology. It looks at the way in which digital technology has become an integral part of our public, professional and private lives. Through his works, he looks back at the work of artists dedicated to using the techniques of their time to tell the story of their era. With this in mind, the art critic seeks to demonstrate the importance of digital art and its use as a medium in contemporary art. Throughout his work, he reflects on the ongoing evolution of digital technology in art. 

Dominique Moulon is committed to the relationship between the arts and sciences, and has spent a large part of his career observing the art world and the role played by digital technology in contemporary works. In his many works, the relationships forged with others and with himself through the prism of modern technologies are examined with precision and incisiveness. 

As part of ISEA 2023, Dominique Moulon is curating an exhibition dedicated to the digital arts and the topography of art, La Fusion des possibles. In this way, it retraces yesterday's possibilities that have become today's realities, and the advances made over the last sixty years. The installation was then submitted to the Institut Français' Digital Arts Focus delegation. 

Through works derived from convergent practices, this exhibition traces the expression of the symbiosis of ideas as well as that of the forms. It includes performances by Julien Maire of Halos, and Toxic Garden - Dance Dance Danceby Kamilia Kard. A number of artists from different backgrounds are also part of the project, including Donatien Aubert, Golnaz Behrouznia, Samuel Bianchini and Thibault Brunet. 

  • 2011


    Dominique Moulin publishes his book Art Contemporain Nouveaux Médias.

  • 2014


    He becomes a member of the Observatoire des Mondes Numériques en Sciences Humaines (OMNSH).

  • 2017


    He defends his thesis in Arts and Art Sciences at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne.

  • 2022


    He is the lead curator of The Future of Living symposium in Brussels.

  • 2023


    Exhibition "La Fusion des possibles" at the Topographie de l'art.

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