yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono)

Montreal, Quebec

Jean-Christophe Yacono (yako) is a French-Canadian multimedia visual artist. Photographer and author of interactive and digital works for screen and the public square, his practice concretizes the transitory through photographic and animated imagery. He is interested in movement that generates interaction and collaboration.

yako questions place, the fleeting and present moment, and the displacement of the gestural trace that materializes through the digital process.Trained in graphic design and photography at the École Supérieure des Arts Modernes de Paris, as well as in digital and interactive arts, yako has developed a marked interest in the new practices and writings of web art, multimedia and contemporary dance.

His work has been presented at the Biennale d’Art Numérique (BIAN), the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA), the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), Cirque du Soleil, PdA’s ArTV studio, the Centre Pompidou (CNAC), and the Galerie Centrale Powerhouse, among othe

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