Malcolm Levy - Curriculum Vitae

Professional Work, Publication and Contributions to the field

Simon Fraser University - Professor - Centre for Digital Media (2012-Present)

International Symposium of Electronic Arts - Artistic Director (2015)

New Forms Festival - Artistic Director - (2001-2016)

Cultural Olympiad - Lead Curator - Digital Exhibition (2008-2010)

Educational Background

2010-2015 MA in Media Studies : The New School, New York, USA.

1996-1999 BA Honours Degree: Cultural Studies and Film: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Current Research Interests
Development of new tools with regard to Digital art practices focusing on interactivity, augmented reality, and mobile technologies.


Summit Artist Residency Series (2016) Powder Mountain, USA, April, 2016

International Symposium of Electronic Art (2015) Artistic Director, Vancouver, BC, August, 2016

Judisches Krankenhaus Berlin (2015) WAAP, Vancouver, BC, April 2015

Sao Paulo Graffiti (2015) Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC, March 2015

Other Frames (2015) Transfer Gallery, New York, Brooklyn, New York, February 2015

Palm Islands (2014), Photo and Sound, Sharjah Art Park, Sharjah, UAE, November 2015

Future Cities Shanghai (2014), Lightbox, Gallery 295, Vancouver, Canada, March 2014

The Rize, (2014), Single Channel Video, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2014

Jüdisches Krankenhaus Berlin (2013), AV installation + Digital Photography, Supermarkt (Berlin), Illuminations of Wedding, January 2013

Where they stop and we Begin (2012) , AV installation + Digital Photography, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, February 2012

Street Language (2012), Interactive Installation, Nuit Blanche Toronto, October 2012
Play || Jazz, (2011), Interactive Installation, Vancouver Jazz Festival, July 2012

Passages, (2011) Other-Frames Video Installation, Transmission Festival, Victoria, Feb 2012

A Place to Reflect (2011), Installation, Illuminate Yaletown, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 2012

Contemporary Digital Gestural Practices (2008-2011) Other-Frames Sao Paulo, Shanghai, New York, Istanbul, Grimmuseum, Berlin, December 2011

A Place to Reflect, (2011), Installation, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, Oct, 2011.

Water + Light, (2008-2010) Digital Photography, New Media Art Installation Grace Gallery, Vancouver, September 2011

Post-Photography (2008-2010) Digital Photography, New Media Art Installation Artwalk, Vancouver, January 2010

Virtual Workroom, Foliage (2007) Video Painting Installation Intermodem Festival, Debrecan Hungary, March 2010

Yinchang (2008-2009) Digital Photography, New Media Art Installation Fernfeld: Online Art Exhibition focusing on Nature and our surroundings: Dusseldorf, Germany, February 2009

Video Paintings (2006-2008) New Media Art Installation International New Images Art Festival.
Hubei, China, August 2008

Video Synchronization Dance Lab (2006-2007) New Media Performance Visuals Media Residency @ the Scotia Bank Dance Centre (LINK Dance)
Vancouver, B.C. Canada, July 2007

An Inconvenient Truth Remix (2006-2007) Online Scratch Video Installation Vancouver, B.C. Ecology in the Media, January 2007

Digital Quilt (2006-2008) Digital Art installation Vancouver, B.C. December 1, 2006

Inner Ecologies (2005-2006) Video Painting installation, New Media VIDFEST: Vancouver International Film Centre
Vancouver B.C. 2006

Rebirth (2005-2006) Video Painting New Media Installation Festival de Nouveau Cinema
Montreal, Quebec, 2006

Foliage/Firewater (2004-2006), Video Painting New Media Installation Next Wave Festival

Melbourne, Australia, March, 2006

GAB (2005), Audio/Video Installation w/ Emma Hendrix. SWARM Festival: Video In/Video Out:
Vancouver, B.C. Canada. September, 2005

Firewater, 2005, Video Painting: Presentation Soundwave Festival, Uculet, B.C. Canada, 2005

The Fall (2002-2003) Visual New Media Performance Civilization Project, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. 2003

Time On It, (2002) Video Installation Vancouver, B.C. Canada,2002

Online Video Installation Work:

Gangsters: Malphunktion vs Konrad Black, 2004, Scratch Video Installation RevUsa Project: Online: Montreal/London
Pirate,, 2004

Race (2000-2003) Audio-Visual Installation 120 Seconds, CBC Radio 3 (2003)

Riding Lines (2000-2002) Audio-Visual Installation 120 Seconds, CBC Radio 3 (2002)

Versatile Times (2000-2002) Audio-Visual Installation 120 Seconds, CBC Radio 3 (2002)

Nucleus (2000-2001) Audio-Visual Installation 120 Seconds, CBC Radio 3 (2001)

Documentary Film

ʻShambhalaʼ Full Length Documentary (2002–2008) Documentary Film (Director)
Multi year project around the Shambhala Music Festival and the international electronic music scene. (2009) (Okanogan International Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, Seattle Independent Film Festival, CBC HD, NZTV)

ʻThe Road Less Traveledʼ 2004, short film Transmediale Festival (Salon): Berlin, Germany, (2004)


2000-2018: Curator and Director: New Forms Festival- International Festival of Media Art in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

2013-2015: Artistic Director: International Symposium of Electronic Arts

2014: Light : An Exhibition on the History and Interactivity of Light : Science World, Vancouver, BC

2014: Evolution: An Exhibition on the History of Gaming

2011: Electric Speed: Urban Screens Exhibition, works by Melissa Mongiat & Mouna Andraos, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC, Canada

2011: MUTEK Festival: New Forms Showcase , Montreal, Canada

2011: Transmission Festival: New Forms of Interaction : Partnerships with the Canadian Film Centre (Tentacles, Virj, I think of Butterflies)

2010: Presentation: Digital Work and Telepresence in 2012 : Manchester, UK

2010: grunt gallery : Activating the Archives : Programming the creation of the grunt gallery Media Lab and Digital Archives

2008-2010: Curator: CODE Live– Cultural Olympiad 2010 : Vancouver, Canada (selected)

(Daan Roosegaarde, Wang Yuyang, Luc Courchesne, Oliver Laric, Don Ritter, Souns featuring Tanya Tagaq, George Legrady, Ken Rinaldo, Artificiel, Geoffrey Shea, Ontario, Raquel Kogan, Society of Art and Technology, Reactable Systems, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh, James Phillips with Analogue Nostalgia, Scenoscome, eatART, B.C., *glisten)HIVE: Julie Andreyev, Jer Thorp, M. Simon Levin and ECU Students, Ralph Borland and Julian Jonker, Faisal Anwar, Canada / Pakistan , Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Valerie Lamontagne, Quebec, Joanna Berzowska, Sara Diamond, Suzi Webster, Techla Schiporst, Ranjit Makkuni, David Rokeby, Srinivas Krishna, Alex Beim, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Neografik)

2008: Lead Curator: Canadian Works: International New Images Art Festival. 809 International Artist Residencies : Hubei, China

(Ed Jordan, Derek von Essen, Jim Bell, Jim Bizzochi, Judson Wright, Marie-Helene Parant, Napoleon Brousseau, Yung Chang, Roberto Santaguida, Ying Yang)

2008: Programming Committee: International Cities of Advanced Sound (ICAS) HYPERLINK ""

2007-2008: Community Engagement Director: Mobile MUSE 3

2006: Re/Degeneration: Video Painting Installation
VIDFEST 06: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design: Vancouver, B.C. Canada

2005: Inner Ecologies: Film Presentation (Curatorial) and Discussion Sarai Media Institute: New Delhi, India

2005: Landscapes: Film Presentation and Curated Performance Vidfest: Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

2004 : Speak and Spell : Media Installation: MUTEK Festival: Montreal, Quebec. Canada.

1999: Methexis: Audio/Poetry Presentation World Beat Centre: Montreal, PQ.

Conference / Panel

2011: ISEA, The Big Bang of Electronic Art, panelist/presenter, Istanbul, Turkey

2010: Canada Council Panel: International Audience Development of Canadian Media Art

2009: Panel: North American Electronic Culture: MUTEK Festival: Montreal, Canada w/ Patti Shmiddt, Alain Mongeau, Sean Horton, Kate Lesta and Tana Sprague.

2009: Panel: Support Structures for Independent Culture – Club Transmediale: Berlin, Germany

w/ Adrienne Goehler [DE] / Inke Arns [DE] / Leo Findeisen [AT] / Lizvlx [AT] /Kuba Szreder [PL] / Volker Grassmuck [DE] /Moderation: Drew Hemment [UK]

2007: Presentation: Narrative in Malawi: Museum of Anthropology. Vancouver, Canada.

2006: Panel/The State of International Festivals MUTEK: Montreal, PQ, Canada


2014: Genealogies of the New Aesthetic (Paglen) (Written in collaboration with Christiane Paul.

2011: Media Art: China and Canada (Written for the Canada Council for the Arts) 2010: CODE Live: Bridging (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition)

2010: Horizon Zero: BRIDGE (Banff New Media Institute) Editor in Chief: Sara Diamond, Editorial Committee: Rae Hull, Susan Kennard, Malcolm Levy

2007: Wired Magazine/Assignment Zero: Feature Interview on Angelo Sotira of Deviant Art. Feature Interview on Chris Messina (Founder of Barcamp) on Crowdsourcing.

2000 –2005: Co-Founder and Editor of Capital Magazine. A print and online magazine focused on international arts and culture from a Canadian Perspective.

CBC Radio 3 - Content Producer - (2001-2005)