About IOTA

IOTA is a creative agency that supports writing, curatorial research, and cross-disciplinary artworks in new media, the web, visual, interactive and performance art.

We aim to reach beyond the scope and duration of traditional art exhibitions, to create an environment that fosters research opportunities, multi-sector partnerships including technology, biology, and grass roots movements.

IOTA Institute's Bio Art Series, 2019, artists depicted: Stelarc “Ear on Arm”, photo credit: Chantal Routhier Photography, 2019
Web Art commission: Liz Solo, "The Wide Sky", 2017
IOTA Institute's Bio Art Series, 2019, Field work at Muddy Pond, Nova Scotia: WhiteFeather Hunter and Brittany Hill, photo: IOTA, 2019
IOTA Institute's Bio Art Series, Bio Pigmentation Workshop with WhiteFeather Hunter at NSCAD-University, photo: IOTA, 2018
IOTA Institute's Bio Art Series, 2019, artist depicted: Jennifer Willet performing in “Untitled: Travelling Laboratory Coat”, photo credit: Chantal Routhier Photography
IOTA Institute's Bio Art Series, 2019, artists depicted: Stelarc “StickMan/miniStickMan”, photo credit: Chantal Routhier Photography, 2019
Web Art commission: Liz Solo, "The Wide Sky" art opening in Second Life, IOTA avatar depicted, 2017

IOTA is an art collective and creative agency that finds new ways of creating artistic livelihood through research, creation, and curatorial practice, within cross-disciplinary, new media, web, visual, interactive, and movement art.


IOTA customizes career strategies, proposal writing, management of exhibition tours, public art, art management services per art project, artist, and collaboration.

Shifting art from traditional power structures, IOTA advocates for placemaking within the institutional constraints of the art world.

Grounding our yesterday, today and tomorrow is our commitment to bringing to the foreground first voice art narratives, including 2SLGBTQQIPA+, Indigenous, Women, and Neurodiverse arts professionals, and to better our partnerships with the representation of Black, POC and Disabled artists. 

Mireille Bourgeois

Founder/Artistic Director

Over the last 14 years, Bourgeois has independently curated and contributed to artistic programs internationally and throughout Canada, as well as published curatorial writing. Her research explores themes on synesthesia, nonsense, the sublime and stupidity, with research currently underway in the field of Bio Art.

Amanda Shore

Art Manager

Amanda Shore is an arts worker, writer, and curator based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and has held the position as Curatorial Research Assistant and Art Manager for IOTA since 2020. Her past research has tracked pathways of gentrification, and focused on settler responsibility, racial plagiarism, and craft-based actions of solidarity. Since 2017, she has... Read More

Maddie Alexander

Public Art Manager

Maddie Alexander is a trans artist, arts facilitator, archivist, and educator. They hold a BFA in Photography from OCAD University, an MFA from NSCAD University, and are currently a guest on the unceded territory of Miꞌkmaꞌki. Their work examines representations of queer and trans experience in pop culture and mass media. They approach this... Read More

Alexis Cormier

Special Projects Manager

Alexis Cormier is a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, project manager, and strategic planner.