Bio 2022

 

Miguel Raymond graduated in Communication from the University of Quebec in Montreal and also received training in special effects at the Graphic Institute of Technology in Tokyo.
(GIT) under the direction of the artist Ko Nakajima.

 

In the 80s, Miguel Raymond quickly established an enviable reputation as a video artist, director and editor. For more than 40 years, he has created and contributed to a wide variety of works and has won several awards both in Canada and abroad. His passion and creativity have allowed him to explore several artistic genres.

 

As a video artist, he was known for exploring revolutionary ideas and technologies. His first experimental video is called "TV Screen". This one was quickly noticed and acquired by the Musée d'Art Contemporain (M.A.C.) for it's permanent collection.

 

Miguel Raymond created several videos and also signs the creation of video installations like "Ages de Vie" which is part of the permanent collection of the Musée d'Art Contemporain (M.A.C.). In addition, he collaborates on numerous works with artists in dance, performance, theater, documentary and video art.

 

From Video84 with the "Platform Video" installation at the M.A.C., to the "Out" video Opera created with Alain Thibault in 1986, his creative career was noticed and his
research led him to the development of a video creation tool: The "Videotizer", a matrix of 8 video inputs distributed over 64 outputs, all controlled by midi interface and able to be played live.

From stage work to installations, from performance to videotape, his work is integral to the emergence of Canada's digital art scene.

 

His interest in new technologies led him to pursue his research. In 1991, he won, as co-creator of the dance creation "L'Autre Gauche" at the Banff Center for the Arts, the "Best Human-Machine Integration" Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

in Boston.


In recent years, he has collaborated in the creation of video projections for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson One in Las Vegas.

 

He also worked with Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon on the multi-media work "Cité Mémoire" which was launched in 2016 and 2017 as part of the celebrations for the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal.

 

Miguel Raymond is now an artist, independent director and music producer.

He his the manager of Sol Caribe de Cuba, a cuban band, and producer of their first album

"Soy del Caribe" and director of the videoclip by the same name.

 

Recently, he has signed several works, including, among others, the experimental films

"Un dia en la vida" and "Prélude à la Lune" in 2021.