Karoline Georges, born in Montréal, Canada, is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who first trained as a dancer before studying interdisciplinary art, cinema and art history. Influenced by transhumanism, her artistic research is guided by her quest for a different kind of sublime—a polymorphic, hybrid sublime. Taking the form of video, 3D modeling, literature, sound and virtual photography, her works are populated by digital avatars, clones and networked consciences; through them, she seeks a digital form of transcendence, poetry and spirituality.
She has exhibited works throughout Canada, Europe and the Americas (FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil; Athens Digital Arts Festival; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena; Vancouver Visible Verse Festival; ORANGE, Contemporary Art Event of Saint-Hyacinthe; Biennale internationale des poètes en Val-de-Marne, Mois de la Poésie; La Bande Vidéo; Festival Voix d’Amériques).
Her poetic project REPÈRES (LANDMARKS) was part of Lumen Prize’s 2017 longlist (UK). In 2012, she received the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec’s prize for artistic creation. In 2016, she won the Futurefest Art Prize (London, UK).
As a writer, she has published several literary works. Her last novel «De Synthèse» (Alto, 2017; Folio SF, Gallimard 2020), a futuristic story evolving around a digital avatar, won many awards, including the Governor General Literary Award, Canada’s most prestigious literary award and is translated in many languages, including English, German, Macedonian and Ukrainian.