Ryan Stec

ryanstec [at] gmail.com


Ryan Stec is a Winnipeg born/Ottawa based media artist and curator working in documentary and experimental forms. Stec has been experimenting with live video for the last 6 years, producing mixes, performances and visual design for a wide range of art events, media arts festivals, club nights, parties and even the countries second largest folk festival. He has made his visual mark on the now legendary JIZZ! parties at Galerie SAW Gallery, Inside Out Festival in Toronto, New Forms Festival in Vancouver and most recently with Ottawa's brightest electronic producers and DJs - Jokers of the Scene. Check out the recent video remix created for the JOTS Remix of The Lake by Muscles.

As a curator Stec has produced one of the only media art commissioning program in Ottawa, Remix (2002-2006), presented by SAW Video, the Available Light Screening Collective, Platform Gallery in Vaasa Finland, and Art Star, Galerie SAW Gallery Video Art Biennial. His experimental work has been presented in both single channel and installation forms such as the itch, included in the Ottawa Art Gallery’s 2005 show My Culture Includes My Scene. He has completed two full-length documentary projects, the second of which, Bastard, premiered with the Canadian Film Institute (2004).

Stec is currently Artengine's Artistic Director, where he recently oversaw the Superfan project, which commissioned 5 works for installation in various sports bars in Ottawa.

On-line videos.

Other Web Items

Get Geurrila Interview
SAT Project Feature on Le Labo Residency
Vague Terrain Article - Last Night a Video Band Killed My DJ.
My mention on Pitchfork.

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings
to be updated soon...

dead end job, video, In The Mix, Interaccess, Toronto
Transformer Remix, video, Videodrome, FameFame, Toronto
Motel to Motel, video, Festival international du cinema francophone, Fredericton

Mr. Roger’s Vacation, video, The Quarter Century, SAW Video, Ottawa
Motel to Motel, video, Folie-à-deux, Modern Fuel, Kingston
Motel to Motel, video, Folie-à-deux, SAW Video, Ottawa
Sundown, video, Where Water Meets Land, Festival of the Arts, Pontiac
dead end job, video, Flow, Truck/CSIF, Calgary

Bastard, documentary, Cinematheque, Winnipeg
dead end job, video, Urban Projections, Artengine, Ottawa
the itch, video installation, My Culture Includes My Scene, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
dead end job, video, Off-Grid, The Ottawa Art Gallery/Available Light Screening Collective, Ottawa

dead end job, video, Videogram, MUU Gallery/SAW Video, Helsinki, Finland
Bastard, documentary, Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa

Le Labo, Toronto

Platform Gallery Curatorial Residency, Vaasa, Finland

SAW Video Digital Media Lab residency, Ottawa

Selected VJ Performances
Disorganised, Resident VJ, Ottawa
Double Dutch, Inside Out Opening Party, Toronto
AfroJIZZ!, Club SAW/Agitate-Queer Women of Color, Ottawa
Winter/Madness, SAW Video/Mayfair Theater, Ottawa

Techcetera, Resident VJ, Ottawa

ArtSparks, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Electronics Amnesty, Club SAW, Ottawa
SAW Video 25th Anniversary Party, Ottawa
JIZZ!, Club SAW/Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa
Spins and Needles, Legion Hall, Ottawa

Configure, SAW Video, Ottawa
Organizer and instructor for the first open concept lab environment for Ottawa’s growing
VJ/Live Video Performance community.

Production List
Disconnected Vol V with Jokers of the Scene, 64 minutes, DVD Mix

Pink Mix with Jokers of the Scene, 23 min, DVD Mix

Motel to Motel, video, 6 min., co-created with Véronique Couillard, experimental

Deer caught in the club lights, 45 min, ambient DVD

Sundown, 3 min, experimental
Bastard, 50 min, documentary
dead end job, 6 min 30 sec, experimental
the itch, 1 min 32 sec, experimental

Jolly Fat Men
, 50 min, co-created with Jacob Hanna, documentar

Mr. Roger’s Vacation
, 5 min, co-created with Jacob Hanna, experimental
Ride Home, 7 min, co-created with Jacob Hanna, experimental
Beat, 6 min, experimental

Upcoming projects
Electric Fields / Champs électriques
Ottawa's electronic music and media art festival. Presented in collaboration with SAW Video, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery and The Canadian Film Institute.