Per Capita

Sam Bourgault and Emma Forgues [CA]


Emma Forgues is a new-media artist based in Montreal. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Computation Arts at Concordia University. She has showcased her work in multiple galleries and festivals within Montreal including MUTEK (2017), Espace Projet (2018), Articule (2018), Eastern Bloc (2018), Livart (2019), OFFTA (2019) and more. Forgues has been given awards and residencies including the Public Choice Award at Mutek Next Era Competition (2017); a residency at LA SERRE - Vous Etes Ici (2018); and with the collective Somme she received the Oboro New Media Creation Grant Caisse Desjardins. The grant includes a residency and a presentation of their work at the International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN) during the 20th edition of the ELEKTRA Festival in June 2019. Her works iO and Mycocene were presented in March 2019 by the artist Alice Jarry at the Behavioral Matter Conference at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) as part of The Fabric of the Living exhibition.

Sam Bourgault (Montreal) is pursuing a master’s degree in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computation Arts from Concordia University (2019) and a bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal (2015). Her work has been exhibited at ICRA in an IEEE conference on robotics (2019), Arts Electronica Campus Exhibition (2018), Mutek Festival (2017), Art Matters (2018), and the VAV gallery (2018). She participated in LA SERRE live art residency (2018) and the OBORO New Media Grant residency (2019). Finally, Bourgault has performed at RIPA (2019), OFFTA (2019), Nuit Blanche at Le Livart (2019), LIP (2018), and Algorave (2018), among other events.