Maurice Benayoun, AKA MoBen, is a French media artist and curator based in Hong Kong. Pioneer of Open Media Art, MoBen’s highly diverse work explores all the artistic fields of expression using various media from video to urban installations, Internet to immersive art. The last decade he developed the concept of “Critical Fusion” as a way to interrogate all fields of human activities at the artistic, economic and political level. His work has been exhibited in Major Contemporary art Museums (Centre Pompidou, MAC Lyon, MAC Montreal, Kiasma (Hel- sinki), Eyebeam, Moving Image (NYC), ICC (Tokyo), Machida Museum, Museum of Art Seoul) Commissioned by biennials (Seoul 2012, ZERO1 San Jose 2012, Tokyo) and part of many public and private and public collections MoBen’s work won numerous international awards including the coveted Golden Nica, Ars Electronica Prize.
MoBen has conceived and presented many urban screens art- works including – La Fiac Show Paris, the Streaming Museum 4th anniversary exhibition in New York City, Momentum - Berlin, Federation Square - Melbourne, the Concourse – Chatswood - Sydney, Sikka Art Fair- Dubai, Zero One San Jose, California and Seoul Square building, Korea. With Jeffrey Shaw, MoBen is the curator of Fleeting Light exhibition featuring Jim Campbell’s work, Eternal Recurrence, the first international artist work displayed on the ICC façade.
Maurice Benayoun is presently Professor at the School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong where he leads R&V research programme and the graduate studies, while setting up the Urban Transmedia MFA stream.