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David Rokeby - Artist

a "slice" of Hand-held (2012) produced at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts contemporains

David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focussed on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, including:

Awards include the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art in 2000, a 2002 Governor General's award in Visual and Media Arts and the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art 2002. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988, the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997.

David Rokeby gratefully acknowledges generous and essential financial support from:


Installations - information about my installations
Current Shows - recent, current, and upcoming exhibitions of my work
Texts - texts and article I have written about my work and interaction in general + video interviews
softVNS - information about the VNS video motion tracking system used in much of my work
Interactive Art - links to other pages related to interactive art
Images - higher quality images of some of my work (for catalogs and PR)
CV and Bio - David Rokeby's biography and curriculum vitae.

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