Gary Stewart is a freelance artist. He was Head of New Media at Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts based in the new gallery space Rivington Place, London from 1995-2011 where he curated Iniva’s digital programme including installations, exhibitions, public and online projects. He is now a partner in the London based research, production and performance group dubmorphology.
Born in Birmingham in 1961, he received his BSc Electronics and Computing from Nottingham Trent University in 1984. Previous appointments include: Multimedia Producer & Director of the Multimedia Workshop at Artec, Arts Technology Centre, London (1991-1995), AV Producer & Designer Jubilee Arts, West Bromwich (1985-1991) and Reprographics Designer at Nottingham Arts Centre (1984-1985). Working with electronic media as an artist, designer, producer and curator over the last twenty years he has been involved in pioneering initiatives and projects which interrogate the relationship between culture, technology and creativity. In particular his work and collaborations with other artists have sought to find different ways of engaging audiences in the process of authorship through the unique opportunities afforded by interactive digital media.
Gary co-conceived the Encounters: Transforming Lives installation with Paul Heritage which ran as a PPP project from 2009 to 2014. He trained, led, and facilitated the groups of young people in each residency location within the research direction set by Paul, to create the Encounters: Transforming Lives installation. Gary also partnered with PPP on Rio Occupation London in 2012 and 2013, and on The Becontree Hundred.