Valérie d. Walker

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Valérie d. Walker aka Val TeQuiiGaL is a radio-loving force of nature, alchemyst, trans-media artist, curator, educator & faculty researcher.  After significant research and teaching in Techno-culture, Art and Gaming with TAG/Hexagram-Milieu, in the Fine Arts Research Facilities at Concordia University in Montréal, V is now teaching and researching digital arts & material practices at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.  V also leads digital literacy and programming arts intensives in Artist Run Centers and alternative-Maker spaces across N.America and internationally.  In 2016, Val TeQuiiGaL celebrates leading the XX Files radio show for 18+ years.  Val TeQuiiGaL ensured inclusion of Canada’s longest running feminist community radio show into Studio XX’s online digital archive, Matricules.   V’s art-work blends analogue and digital medias, craft, circuits, environmentally beneficial processes, tactility, solar power, memory & storytelling in an Afro-Futuristic Griot-style.  Valérie exhibits Trans-Media & Performative Installation art works in Canada and internationally.

She teaches software & surface design, material processes, fibres, computational arts (programming & electronics), radio, digital media & studio arts across all levels.  V has a B.Sc. in  Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (S/W & H/W) from the University of California at Berkeley & her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University (NSCAD U.)  in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Her volunteer experience with artist run centres is diverse, including:  artist member of ELAN–Québec’s, advisory board and Studio XX’s programming committee.  She will continue her trailblazing efforts in B.C. while providing remote reports to XX Files now and then.