Valérie d. Walker
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.
- XX Files Radio Show @ XX Years Radio Her_Say!
- Chromatic | DIY ART-RADIO – JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
- Studio XX 15th anniversary
- DIY Radio Making Workshop
- The XX Files Radio Project Launch + First Person Digital + Digital Ludology
- TransCanadian Pipeline Project
- Oral Histories
- Journées de la Culture 2007
- Femmes Branchées Salon #53: Tactical Media
- Salon #58 : Training Utopias
- Salon Femmes br@nchées #56 - Cyberfeminists Live/on the Net
- HTMlles EXPORT.2 - 2006 :: peripheries + proximities
- HTMlles 7 - 2005 :: peripheries + proximites
- About Us
- Electronic arts for families
- Matricules Archives