Dominic Gagnon

Dominic Gagnon



Dominic Gagnon is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, visual artist, and media activist. Born in Montreal in 1979, he has been creating innovative and provocative works since the early 2000s. He has won several awards for his work, including the Grand Prix at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival for his 2009 film Of the North.

Gagnon began his career in the early 2000s with video art installations, which he has continued to develop throughout his career. He has also created a number of feature-length films, including the controversial Of the North, which was awarded the Grand Prix at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival in 2009. Of the North is a documentary-style film that explores the lives of the Inuit people of Nunavut, Canada. It has been praised for its unique, subversive approach to cultural representation.

In addition to his film work, Gagnon has also been a vocal advocate for media activism and free expression. In 2011, he founded the Montreal-based media collective Supersymmetry, which works to promote creative uses of new media technologies. Gagnon has also spoken at numerous events and conferences, including the World Forum on Free Expression & Media Development in 2012.

Gagnon has also worked as a professor, teaching courses in media production and critical studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2013, he was awarded the Prix du Président by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies for his work on media technologies.

Gagnon continues to create innovative works of art and media, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with digital media. He has been praised for his unique and often provocative approach to storytelling and representation. His work has been featured in numerous film festivals and exhibitions, and he continues to be an important voice in the Canadian media landscape.

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