Naziha MESTAOUI was born in 1975 in Brussels, she has a diploma of Architecture (LaCambre, Brussels). She used to work in the field of architecture and urbanism dealing with technologies. Yacine AIT KACI was born in 1973 in Paris and studied graphic design, video and multimedia (Ensad). He had a career in cultural multimedia as designer and director (Le Louvre, DVD-Rom) and worked for the french television.

They both met in 2000 and decided to operate a fusion between their fields of creation.
Established in Paris in 2000, Electronic Shadow is a hybrid design platform whose activity is based on research and innovation on both the artistic and technological point of view (patented system based on space/image projection). This pluridisciplinary approach allows original propositions which merge both space and image, material and light in the most diverse contexts from art to architecture, design, scenography, ...

For about five years, Electronic Shadow multiplies exhibitions (NY MoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, La Villette, KunstlerHaus, Japan Media Art Festival Etc.) and creates applications from this artistic research in many different fields: design (Giorgio Armani, Cassina, Boffi, Etc.), museum scenography (Palais de la découverte, Cézanne 2006).

Electronic Shadow started in 2006 to explore live performance and stage design with a new kind of show, merging choreography and image, in collaboration with the great choreographer Carolyn Carlson (Double Vision).

Electronic Shadow won several international awards, including in 2005 the Grand Prix of Japan Media Art Festival.

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Yacine AIT KACI ( 1973 )
>> Biography before Electronic Shadow

1994 à 2000


>> Biography before Electronic Shadow

1996 à 2000





Expositions et réalisations

Frac Centre Competition
The team Jakob MacFarlane + Electronic Shadow (1% artistic) laureate of the architecture competition for the construction of the FRAC Centre . Inauguration in 2009.

Double Vision
Choreographic and video scenographic show in collaboration with the star choregrapher Carolyn Carlson. International tour in 2007 - 2008

“Cézanne, Bastide du Jas de Bouffan”
Electronic Shadow redonne vie aux murs du grand Salon de la Bastide de Paul Cézanne à l’occasion du 100ème anniversaire de sa mort.

FIAC 2006  (Foire internationale d’art contemporain) – Paris
Scenography of the exhibition “les espoirs de la création” for the Comité Colbert

File Festival – Sao Paulo
H2O - Interactive installation

Camera Obscura
Interactive table –French cultural centre Milano

Personnal exhibition
Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, 3 month personnal exhibition on 800m²

Salon du Meuble de Milan
Interactive installations "H2o" and "Focus" for the 70th anniversary of Boffi

"Chaud et Froid "
interactive lightning scenography, Paris

Designer's Days Paris
"H20", Boffi Bains Paris, interactive scenography
Trophy Laval Virtual 2005 Architecture, Art et Culture

Musée d'art et d'industrie de Roubaix - La Piscine
The Bride, video installation, in collaboration with Crstof

Permanent exhibition
Pavillon de l'Arsenal
Animated and interactive illumination of the 40 m² model of Paris


Espace EDF Electra
"Ex-îles", interactive installation in the exhibition "Voyages d'Artistes"
Trophée Laval Virtual 2004 Art et Culture

Centre Georges Pompidou
"Grammaire de l'interactivité" interactive installation in collaboration with Bertrand Duplat

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
"3 minutes ²", video scenographic installation created for the Nuit Blanche
Grand Prize of the Japan Media Art Festival 2004, Art section.

Centre culturel français de Palerme
Architecture and design of the center

Artistic interactive installation simultaneously presented in Palermo and Helsinki.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
"l'Echarpe communicante", communicating clothing presented in the context of the "Workspheres" at the Moma in collaboration with Crstof

"I-skin", interactive installation presented at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris and the Beauté en Avignon

Prizes and awards

Grand Prix Japan Media Art Festival 2004
Art Division
for 3minutes²

Honorary Mention Ars Electronica 2004
Interactive Art

Trophée Laval Virtual 2005
Architecture, Art et Culture

Japan Media Arts Festival
Excellence prize
Art division pour l’installation H2O
international Competition for Media Arts

Trophée Laval Virtual 2004
Art et Culture

La visite virtuelle - DVD ROM du Louvre
conception and art director: Yacine Aït Kaci
EMMA AWARD - category art & culture
INVISION AWARD - category General Interest
PC HOME AWARDS (UK) Most innovative product in all categories,
MILIA D'OR - nomination DVD-ROM …

PRIX du ministère de la recherche 1999
PRIX LEONARDO - Prix international Science et audio-visuel 1999
For the TV subjetcts realised for the « Archimede » TV show broadcasted on Arte.

City planning competitition, Thessaloniki 1997 cultural capital ‘’Redesign of the civic Axis, Thessaloniki’’-  4th prize. Project: Liquid Axis