Bio

Prav Pillay is s an artist, researcher, and educator, He is also the co-founder of Humanitas Smart Planet Fund and a principal in  Emergent Performance Consulting,

 

Prav's creative practice explores and integrates collaborators, concepts, and tropes from a span of disciplines including organizational development, ecology, biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, semiotics, systems theory, computer science, engineering, and the neurosciences. 

 

As a social entrepreneur, Prav has more than 35 years of experience leading, developing, and coaching high-performance teams and organizations working on progressive and challenging projects across private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. 


For several years, Prav was a co-facilitator of Media That Matters - a gathering of media change makers at Hollyhock a leading educational facility on the west coast of Canada and more recently served as the Artist and Community Strategist in Residence with R.A.V.E.N. (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs), a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and also an Executive in Residence with VIATEC - a technology incubator in Victoria, BC.

Prav holds a B. Arts and Science from McMaster University, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, an MBA from McGill University, and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. During his MFA, Prav sought to understand the nature of systems based artworks and collaborated with engineers in Human-Computer interaction to conduct art-science experiments that played in the intersection of art, artificial intelligence, and robotics.