Éric Desmarais holds a master's degree in visual and media arts from UQAM. Since 2010, he has been the executive director and co-artistic director of Sporobole, an artist-run center located in Sherbrooke, Québec (Canada). Founded in 1973, the center is now specialized in technological creation and accompanies artists from various disciplines at all stages of their creative process, thanks to several research, production and dissemination residency programs. In 2014, in an effort to break down disciplines, Sporobole established the Interface: art science program, which brings together artists and researchers in science and engineering for long-term research and co-creation residencies. As a result, the center has enabled collaborations between the arts and artificial intelligence, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, astrophysics, geomatics and quantum physics. In 2018, Sporobole created the 0/1 division, a digital hub that offers coaching and digital development services for artists and cultural organizations across Canada. Éric Desmarais was president of the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM), where he served from 2010 to 2021, and is one of the main architects of the foundation of REPAIRE where he currently serves as President.