Jacques Desbiens

Born : a long time ago
Where : North

Studies :
      Doctorate (Ph. D.) in Studies and Practices of Arts
      with honorable mention.

      (Université du Québec à Montréal, 2012)

Thèse: La Fenêtre Brisée - Traité de Perspective Appliqué à
l'Holographie de Synthèse
(2012) in french.

Professions : Researcher, Art Historian, Artist.

My Hands, Hologram, 1999,
40cm X 30cm

Publications and Conferences :

  • Aphorisms and drawings in : "La Chasse à l’Objet du Désir", Catalog of the International Surrealist Exhibition presented by the Liaison Surréaliste, Ed. Sonámbula, Montreal 2014.

  • "Traiter du trait", in : "Le Bathyscaphe", Spring 2014, p. 10-11.

  • 18 drawings in : "Les Cités Légendaires", Guy Cabanel, Editions Sonámbula, Montreal, 2012.

  • "Content metamorphosis in synthetic holography", in: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Display Holography, Journal of Physics - Conference Series, Vol. 415, June 2012, IOPScience, Cambridge, É.U.
    Conference video

  • Foreword in : "Dans l’écrin des jours noirs", Bernard Sancha, Editions Sonámbula, Montreal, 2011.

  • "Experiments in image composition for synthetic holography", in: Holography-Culture, Art, and Information Technology - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Display Holography, Scientific and Technical Documentation Press, Shenzhen, Chine, July 2009, pp. 169-177.
    Conference video

  • "The perspectives of synthetic holography", in: Holography-Culture, Art, and Information Technology - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Display Holography, Scientific and Technical Documentation Press, Shenzhen, Chine, July 2009, pp. 592-600.
    Conference video

  • "Devant, Dans, Autour : éléments de composition en imagerie spatiale"", conference at the colloque Faire Œuvre : Transparence et Opacité. May 22nd 2008, Laval University, Quebec.Published in: Proceedings of  Faire Œuvre : Transparence et Opacité. Automn 2009, Laval University, Quebec.

  • Five drawings in: Cahiers de l’umbo nº10, winter 2007 and n°11, Autumn 2008. Annemasse, France.

  • "Nomadic Perspectives – Spatial Representation in Oriental Scroll Painting and Holographic Panoramagrams"; Conference and exhibition at the International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM2006); October 18th 2006, Xi’an, China. Publication in : Interactive Technologies and Sociotechnical Systems – Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2006; Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Vol 4270, 2006, pp. 504-513.

  • "Composition Multidimensionnelle en Holographie générée par ordinateur"; Conference at the 74e congress of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (A.C.F.A.S.); « Media Arts », Montreal,  May 15th 2006.

  • "Experimental drawing"; Conferences on my approach in drawing; U.Q.A.M., October 2004, October 2005, May 2006.

  • "Les Dimensions Multiples de l’Holographie"; Conference and exhibition, Chicoutimi College; November 2005.

  • "Catoptrique et Illusions Spatiales", Espace, # 31, spring 1995.

  • "Displays for 3D Real Imaging", conference and publication: “3DMT – International Conference of Three-Dimensional Media Technology”, Montreal, November 1992.

  • "Illusionistic Imaging” and “A New Version of the Distorted Room”, Ylem, Vol.11, # 6-7, July 1991.

  • "Imax et Omnimax: vers le Cinéma Total", Québec-Science, vol. 26, # 11, July 1988.


Exhibitions :

  • January 24th to April 10th 2016, Espace donné - Temps abandonné, Solo exhibition, Centre National d'Exposition, Jonquière, Quebec, Canada.


  • March 2016: Las llaves des deseo - International surrealist exhibition, Museo de Cartago, Costa Rica.

  • June 2014: La Chasse à l’Objet du Désir – International Surrealist Exhibition of the Liaison Surréaliste, Gallery Espace, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • June 2012 to September 2015: The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography, M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge MA, U.S.

  • October 2011 : Holography – The Art of Shaping Light. Two synthetic holograms, Center for 4D Arts, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, New York, U.S.A.

  • October 2010 : The Broken Window. Synthetic holograms, panoramic drawings and photographs, Arts Library, U.Q.A.M., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (solo exhibition).

  • September 2010 : Holograms, The Next Dimension Gallery, Dubai.

  • October 2009 : Hot and Cold. Two panoramic drawings, galerie Verticale, Laval, Quebec, Canada.

  • July 2009 : International Symposium on Display Holography. Five holograms, Shenzhen, China.

  • Summer 2008 : Drawing Biennale, Mont-St-Hilaire Museum. Two panoramic drawings.

  • May 2008 : Projection, V-Mac Gallery, Toronto. Two synthetic holograms.

  • May 2008 : Transparency and opacity, FOTEO 2008. Galerie des Arts Visuels, Quebec. Hologram.

  • 2006 : Virtual Systems and Multimedia 2006, Xi’an, China. Two synthetic holograms.

  • 2005 : Extreme Nature, United Nations Climate Change Conference; Montreal. Synthetic hologram of hurricane dynamics; 1.2m X 1m.

  • 2005 : Multiple dimensions of Holography, Chicoutimi College. Synthetic Hologram of the 1999 total eclipse, 70cm X 55cm, and Pulsed Laser Portrait Hologram, 40cm X 30cm.

  • 1992: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, U.S. Illusionist Labyrinth; permanent installation; 1025m2.

  • 1991-1992 : Mi-Vrai, Mi-Faux, Quebec Civilisation Museum. 3D Anamorphosis (3).

  • 1990 : Images du Futur, Montreal. Illusionist Labyrinth, 382m2.

  • 1989: Expotec, Montreal. Illusionist Labyrinth, 35m2; 3D Anamorphosis (distorted room), 75m2.





  • "Nick Phillips Award" ; 8th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH), 2009, Shenzhen, China.