Zaven Paré

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).

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Ibutsu robotto II

by Zaven Paré

Acrylic on canvas with rivets
Unique
104 x 123 cm
2021

Projectile

by Zaven Paré

Brass sculpture
Unique
10,2 x 15 x 2,2 cm
2019

Solénoïde I

by Zaven Paré

Ink on magazine
Unique
45 x 33 cm
1988

Miniature de circuits analogiques III

by Zaven Paré

Plastic and paper prints
Unique
18 x 12 cm
2012

Arrow Composition III, La Flèche

by Zaven Paré

Collage
Unique
52 x 42 cm framed
1983

Arrow Composition I, Paris

by Zaven Paré

Print on Chromalux panel
Ed. 1/8
21 x 15 cm
2021

Notebook 'Arrow Compositions'

by Zaven Paré

Notebook of drawings and collage
Unique
15 x 9 cm
1983

Mask II

by Zaven Paré

Plexiglas, PETG, steel and motor
Unique
25 x 36 cm
2017 - 2021

Planches d’études de cigales I

by Zaven Paré

Drawing framed in yellow plexiglas
Unique
17 x 22,5 cm
2020

Chrysalide de cigale V

by Zaven Paré

Plexiglas, PETG, steel and motor
Unique
Maximum size 31 x 44 cm
2021

Circuits analogiques lentement fongibles VIII

by Zaven Paré

Print on Chromolux panel
Ed. 1/8
40 x 40 cm
2021

Circuits analogiques lentement fongibles V

by Zaven Paré

Print on Chromolux panel
Ed; 1/8
60 x 60 cm
2021

Circuits analogiques lentement fongibles I

by Zaven Paré

Print on Chromolux panel
Ed. 1/8
40 x 120 cm
2021

Abacus Algorythm

by Zaven Paré

Plexiglas, bakelite, stainless steel, telephone wires and beads
Unique
45 x 20 cm
2021

Écorchés de Geminoid HI-1

by Zaven Paré

Watercolour on paper
Unique
48 x 32,5 cm
2019

Durga

by Zaven Paré

Electronic installation
Metal, plastic, electronics
Unique piece
2016

Danger, will Robinson !

by Zaven Paré

Oil painting on canevas
Unique piece
150 x 200 cm
2016

Golems and Robots 7

by Zaven Paré

Ink on Japanese print paper
Unique piece
25 x 17 cm
2009

Golems and Robots 16

by Zaven Paré

Ink on japanese print paper
Unique piece
25 x 17 cm
2009

Golems and Robots 6

by Zaven Paré

Ink on japanese print paper
Unique piece
25 x 17 cm
2009

Golems and Robots 4

by Zaven Paré

Ink on japanese print paper
Unique piece
25 x 17 cm
2009

Scipion et Berganza 3.0

by Zaven Paré

Audiovisual installation
Wood and metal
Unique Piece
2015

Robots looking towards the future

by Zaven Paré

Engraving extracted from a portofio of 8 works of art
Linoengraving enhanced with watercolor
15
28 x 38 cm
2012

Robots regardant le futur

by Zaven Paré

Engraving extracted from a portofio of 8 works of art
Linoengraving enhanced with watercolor
15
28 x 38 cm
2012

Optic sculpture

by Zaven Paré

Copper and glass
Unique Piece
18 x 12 x 10 cm
2014

Yerevan Cupboard

by Zaven Paré

Sound mobile
Wood, metal, electro-magnet
20 x 27 x 15 cm
2014

Cubist doll

by Zaven Paré

Wood and metal
50 cm high
1989-2013

Masks duo

by Zaven Paré

Sculpture

Aluminium
Unique Piece
40 cm high
1988-2013

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Portrait of my mother

by Zaven Paré

Mobile
Metal and ventilator
130 cm high
2011

Anemone

by Zaven Paré

Installation intéractive
Mecano and plastic
15 x 15 x 15 cm
2007

Horseshoe Crab

by Zaven Paré

Responds to signals from remote control

Unique piece
15 x 8 x 30 cm
2007

Cathodic Marionnette

by Zaven Paré

Electronic installation
Metal, cables, televisions, DVD player
Unique Piece
50 x 50 x 50 cm
2007

Cathodic Marionnette

by Zaven Paré

Electronic installation
Metal, cables, televisions, DVD player
Unique piece
50 x 50 x 50 cm
2007

Cathodic Marionnette

by Zaven Paré

Electronic installation
Metal, cables, televisions, DVD player
Unique Piece
50 x 50 x 50 cm
2007

The pineal gland

by Zaven Paré

Mecano, wood and glass, retroprojected image
Unique piece
120 x 100 x 20 cm
2005

The pineal gland

by Zaven Paré

Mecano, wood and glass, retroprojected image
Unique piece
120 x 100 x 20 cm
2005

The origin of the world

by Zaven Paré

Retroprojected images
40 x 35 x 50 cm
2005

Lindberg Flug

by Zaven Paré

Sound installation
Unique piece
20 x 80 x 50 cm
2002

Numbered circuit

by Zaven Paré

Monotype on Arche paper
Unique Piece
25 x 32,5 cm
1995

Numbered circuit

by Zaven Paré

Monotype on Arche paper
Unique Piece
25 x 32,5 cm
1995

Central Falls

by Zaven Paré

Stop motion video
Production Locus Solus
1 min loop
1989

Crococo

by Zaven Paré

Sculpture
Plastic, metal
45 cm
1985

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Untitled

by Zaven Paré

Indian ink on print paper
21 x 28 cm
2012

Ocular globes (ensemble)

by Zaven Paré

Mobile
Wood, metal, plastic
Unique Piece
70 cm
2009

Preparatory drawing

by Zaven Paré

Robot

by Zaven Paré

Preparatory drawing
21 × 29,7 cm

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique Piece

Preparatory drawing

by Zaven Paré

Unique Piece

Preparatory Drawings

by Zaven Paré

Tracing paper
Unique piece

Healer's mask

by Zaven Paré

Sculpture
Bois
Unique Piece
15 x 27 x 27 cm
2008

Quad 2.0

by Zaven Paré

28 antennas, aluminium structure
Variable dimensions
2015

Bara

by Zaven Paré

Paranà cardboard mask, electric motor, machinery, chrome-plated screws and lenses
Unique
40 x 26 cm

Exu

by Zaven Paré

Paranà cardboard mask, electric motor, machinery, chrome-plated screws and lenses
Unique
40 x 26 cm

Eleggua

by Zaven Paré

Paranà cardboard mask, electric motor, machinery, chrome-plated screws and lenses
Unique
40 x 26 cm

Aluvaià

by Zaven Paré

Paranà cardboard mask, electric motor, machinery, chrome-plated screws and lenses
Unique
40 x 26 cm

Partition de musique sérielle

by Zaven Paré

8 copies
2'27"
2016