Ryan Stec

Ryan Stec is a Winnipeg born/Ottawa based media artist and curator working in documentary and experimental forms. He has completed two full-length documentary projects, the second of which, Bastard, premiered with the Canadian Film Institute in 2004. His experimental work ranges from live video performance to installation projects such as the itch, included in the Ottawa Art Gallery’s 2005 show My Culture Includes My Scene. As a curator Ryan has produced one of the only media art commissioning program in Ottawa, Remix, since 2002. Remix has been presented by SAW Video, the Available Light Screening Collective, Platform Gallery in Vaasa Finland, and as a part of the Galerie SAW Gallery Video Art Biennial, Art Star, in 2003 and 2005.

Véronique Couillard and Ryan Stec

Véronique and Ryan have been collaborating projects in design, photography, installation, video and live performance for several years. Their backgrounds and individual practices compliment each other and create balance between stylized technological influences and more unplanned and simple compositions. Both based in the nation’s capitol Véronique Couillard is the Communications Manager for The Ottawa Art Gallery and Ryan Stec is the Artistic Director for the electronic media arts center - Artengine.

Artist Code: 713


Motel to Motel

2006, 06:24 minutes, colour, English and French


2004, 57:00 minutes, colour, English


2004, 02:34 minutes, colour

dead end job

2004, 06:26 minutes, colour

the itch

2004, 01:32 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Captured and Controlled: Critiquing Surveillance through The Camera
by Sarah E. K. Smith. Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control, 2010. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2010.