Zaven Paré is a visual artist whose work is split evenly between experimentation and research. A former student at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, he has never stopped inventing new forms and new means of expression. From low tech to high tech, he poetically invents new devices, from Japanese robotics laboratories to the suburbs of Mumbai; from the Mata Atlantica to his studio in Rio de Janeiro. His work is recognized as pioneering in the fields of new media: from machine art to interface creation. He invented the electronic puppet and artifacts that combine his mastery of mechanics, optics, pneumatics and electronics. His works can be found in collections in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, the United States and Russia, as well as in various archives. His devices have been used in the staging of plays by French playwright Valère Novarina (CalArts, Festival Henson, La Mama etc, Festival d’Avignon). He has collaborated with Canadian choreographers (Marie Chouinard, Edouard Lock), for theater and musical theater (Denis Marleau, Mauricio Kagel) and for ballet and opera (Het National Ballet of Amsterdam, Opéra Paris-Bastille). In 2009, he collaborated in the creation of the Robot Actors Project of the roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, in the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at the University of Osaka. He has been awarded the French American Fund for Performing Arts at the California Institute for the Arts, the Villa Kujoyama, the Japan Society for Promotion of Science as a roboticist. He was awarded the Instituto Sergio Motta Prize in Arts and Technology in Brazil and was recently the guest of honor at the Moscow Puppet Festival. He is the author of the books L’âge d’or de la robotique Japonaise (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2016) and more recently, Le spectacle anthropomorphique, entre singes et robots (Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2021).