Crazy Flakes
Photography: Manipulated Snowflakes

Anthony F. Saad

About

Anthony Saad (Tony) is a digital media specialist with a deep history in integrated media production. He explores the intersections of technology, audience, and image, and works at enticing the viewer to participate.

An accomplished digital media producer and application developer with over 30 years experience in digital multimedia production, Tony began his career at the Educational Media Unit of Victoria College in Melbourne educating educators in the effective use of media technology. He later took a position at Glaxo Australia where he was responsible for video production, and large scale multimedia services for national and regional conferences. Tony moved to Canada as an independent producer/ director creating video programming and digital multimedia projects such as touch screen information systems, interactive installations, online applications and locative games.

He was invited to be an active member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts and is currently serving as Programming Chair. He has also co-chaired Futures & Fundraising providing leadership on governance, Propeller’s future and fundraising activities. During his time with Propeller he observed a need in the industry and created huutaart.com an online submission management platform for the Arts which currently hosts thousands of members.

His work has been recognised with awards by his peers and enthusiastically received by general audiences and gallery goers alike.

He received the New Voices Award, Digifest 2005,and Gold Award for Interactive Media at the prestigious 2005 National Post Design Exchange Award for "Painting the Myth – The mystery of Tom Thomson" an interactive art installation. He has created interactive art installations for Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche – 'mimim' 2011, and 'h2Geneous' 2010, exhibited at official events at Propeller Gallery.

Tony is a synthesizer of ideas and technology combining diverse and often disparate resources to create greater value.

Exhibitions

2016/11 | From the Ground Up, 3 person exhibition Propeller 
2016/05 | h2Geneous {computer presentation only}, Nuit Rose 2016, Through the Looking Glass: In Search for Identity 
2016/01 | Aurora Megalopolis (Blue) , SALON X, Propeller 
2015/10 | Pano-O-Pillows, {home furnishings} P.A.R.T.I.C.L.E., Propeller 2015/07 | Silhouettes Photographing You, The Body - A Celebration, Propeller 2015/06 | 3D Silhouettes - {3d video installation}, COLOUR, Propeller 
2015/04 | Slice-O-Water, {video animation}, SALON 9, Propeller 2015/02 | Strand, NETWORKS, Propeller 
2015/01 | Untitled, Gala Opening, Propeller 
2014/11 | Untitled, Off The Wall, Propeller 
2014/09 | Exhibition # 1, SOLO Exhibition @ Propeller 
2014/01 | Slice-O-Water, Black & White Ball Propeller 
2013/01 | Snow on the Sea Floor, Black & White Ball Propeller 
2012/07 | 5 one 5, {video} Selected for Sincerely Yours, 15th Annual Curated Exhibition -Propeller 
2012/07 | Springtime in Canada, @ Political Acts - It's not about the Art, Propeller 
2012/02 | Here Be Dragons, Black & White Ball, Propeller 
2011/10 | mimim {interactive} @ Intersecting Messages, Nuit Blanche 
2010/10 | h2Geneous {interactive} @ Face It Head On, Nuit Blanche 
2009/01 | Twisted City, Salon 3, Propeller 
2005/05 | "Painting the Myth" {interactive} @ digifest 05, Design Exchange 

Jury & Curatorial

2017 | The Art of Politics | Propeller 
2016 | Re-Vision | Propeller 
2016 | Black & White Ball VI | Propeller 
2015 | Black & White Ball V | Propeller 
2015 | P.A.R.T.I.C.L.E. | Propeller 
2014 | THE SEX OFFENSIVE: Emancipating Gender | Propeller 
2014 | Black & White Ball IV | Propeller 
2013 | Black & White Ball III | Propeller 2012 | Political Acts | Propeller Experiential 
2006 | Waking City – TORGAME, 14 day A.R.G. {Alernate Reality Game in Toronto} 

Awards

Gold Award, New Media, National Post Design Exchange Award (2005)
"Painting the Myth – The mystery of Tom Thomson" an interactive art installation.  

New Voices Award, digifest 05, Design Exchange - Toronto (2005)
"Painting the Myth – The mystery of Tom Thomson" an interactive art installation. 

©2016 Anthony F. Saad