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 partners with artists who push the boundaries of art and technology in concept and application.

IOTA was inaugurated in 2015 as a Pop Up Gallery that grew into a flexible research-based art collective model, prioritizing relationships between arts professionals, for non-hierarchical art curation, facilitation and creation.

IOTA works to diversify and decolonize its research practices and become a better ally. We commit to bringing to the foreground first voice arts narratives, and humbly steps back to allow for everyday representation of Black, Indigenous and POC, 2SLGBTQ+ and people living with disabilities, while committing to unlearning the systemic and historical legacy of inclusion/exclusion.

IOTA has worked with contemporary artists, curators, writers interested in art, performance, technology and science, has built partnerships with international art organizations, commissioned new web-artworks, and has conducted art interviews for e-publication.

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 writer and curator based in Halifax and has held the position as Curatorial Research Assistant and Art Manager for IOTA since 2020. Her art criticism has been published in Canadian Art, Visual Arts News, Billie Magazine, and C Magazine. Selected curatorial projects include Art in the Open (Charlottetown, 2020), Sound Etiquette... 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.