Alain Depocas (CDN)

Head of the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) of The Daniel Langlois Foundation since September 1999, Alain Depocas has been named Director of the CR+D in March 2003. In this capacity, he is in charge of a documentary collection covering the history, works and practices associated with the media, electronic and digital arts. He has also set up a database for managing the collection and information on CR+D's areas of interest.

After studying art history at the Université de Montréal, he worked from 1991 to 1999 as a researcher and then documentalist at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM). Among other duties there, he was responsible for the MACM Media Centre's Web site and was involved in developing a contemporary art thematic scan project. From 2002 to 2004 he codirected the Variable media Network in the context of a partnership between the Guggenheim Museum in new York and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. It's also in the context of this project that he co-edited in 2003 a publication entitled Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach. Since 2005, he is the Research Director of DOCAM: Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage, an important international multidisciplinary research alliance involving many universities and museums.