Aymeric Mansoux

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Aymeric Mansoux (FR) is an artist, musician and media researcher, with a background in economics, fine art, graphic design, and computer programming.

In 2003 with Thomas Vriet, he co-founded GOTO10, a collective of artists using and writing free software in the context of electronic, noise, improvisation music, and media art. Aymeric had been active in the collective until 2010. During his participation in GOTO10, he has organised and taught several dozens workshops and initiated several projects such as: Make Art, an annual international festival for software artists and musicians; Puredyne, a live GNU/Linux distribution for media art and design (with Chun Lee and Antonios Galanopoulos), and FLOSS+Art, first collection of essays on free and open source software and digital art production (co-edited with Marloes de Valk).

In 2009, he was invited by Florian Cramer to join the staff of the Media Design and Communication Master of the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA), Hogeschool Rotterdam, where he worked as senior lecturer until 2015. In 2016, he founded XPUB, the Experimental Publishing master of the PZI, WdKA, and led the programme until 2021 before taking the position of lector in Commercial Practices (reader/professor of practice-oriented research), investigating alternative and sustainable modes of organisation and production in the cultural sector and art/design education at WdKA.

Aymeric received his doctorate from the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London (2017), under the supervision of Matthew Fuller, for his investigation of the decay of pluralism, the becoming of artistic critique, and defusion of conflicts within free culture movement.

Aymeric's works have been exhibited internationally, and he performs regularly with Chun Lee as part of 0xA.


Latest collaborations
  • Naked on Pluto with Marloes de Valk and Dave Griffiths, a project that aims at unfolding the issues of software mediation in the context of privacy and communication within a proprietary and commercial social network such as Facebook, 2010.
  • The SKOR Codex with La Société Anonyme, a limited edition of eight hand bound books of raw data dumps that mimic NASA’s Golden Disc Record, aiming at documenting the life at a Dutch institution before it ceased to exists with the Dutch art funding cuts. 2012.
  • FREE?! with Eric Kluitenberg, a conference and exhibition on the current state and future of free culture, 2013.
  • LURK with Alex McLean, an independent e-mail and web discussion platform for computational culture, 2014.
  • What Remains, an 8-bit NES game about environmental issues, the manipulation of public opinions and whistle-blowing.
Selected publications
  • editor, with Marloes de Valk, FLOSS+Art, Poitiers: Goto10, and London: Mute, 2008, 320 pp.
  • "How Deep is Your Source", in Digital Art Conservation, Preservation of Digital Art: Theory and Practice, ed. Bernhard Serexhe, Karlsruhe: ZKM, 2012.
  • "Fork Workers", in Are You Being Served? (Notebooks), eds. Anne Laforet, et al., Brussels: Constant, 2014.

Awards and Fellowships[edit]

  • Digital Research Unit fellowship, University of Huddersfield, UK, 2006.
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln fellowship, Cologne, DE, 2007.
  • Pixelache software award for Puredyne, FI, 2010.
  • VIDA award for Naked on Pluto, ES, 2011.
  • Modern Poland Foundation award for Morphology of a Copyright tale, PL, 2012.
  • Japan Media Art award for The SKOR Codex, JP, 2014.


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