Jean Luc Soret
He is a curator, in charge of new media projects at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (www.mep-fr.org) in Paris. He is member of the curatorial team of the European Month of Photography (www.europeanmonthofphotography.com). He was co-founder and artistic director of the @rt Outsiders International Festival which was launched in 2000 at the MEP (www.art-outsiders.com) ; this annual show devoted to works at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology has highlighted differents themes : Digital Image (2000), Avatar (2001), Bio Art and Artificial Intelligence (2002), Space Art (2003), Censorship (2004), New Media Art in Brazil (2005), Electromagnetic Bodies (2006), Invisible Territories - art and nanotechnology (2007), Interpolar Art – art in Arctic and Antarctic (2008), (Un)Inhabitable ? The art of extreme environments (2009), Excitables of Sérvulo Esmeraldo (2010), Variations around Lightness (2011).
He’s collaborated on the multimedia stage management of Marcel Landowski’s opera « The Fool », produced by the Théâtre du Châtelet (2004).
He’s taught at Paris the University of Panthéon/Sorbonne and at the University of Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Co-founder of Nunc (A knowledge and expert plateform dedicated to the development and implementation of projects in the field of art, science and technology (www.nunc.com). He is also a member of RAN (European digital art network - www.ran-dan.net). Member of the Advisory Commitee of Leonardo/Olats (www.olats.org), of the Leonardo Space Art Working Group (www.leonardo.info), of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium (www.pietronigro.com) and of the IAF Technical Activities Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS - www.iafastro.net), he also collaborates with the CNES (French Space Agency - www.cnes-observatoire.net) since 2006 for the promotion of Space Art as a curatorial adviser for numerous Space Art exhibitions.