Catherine IKAM is a French visual artist, born in 1945. She is considered as one of the precursor artists in the field of video and virtual image. She explores the concept of identity in the electronic age in the field of new media and digital art, and more particularly the themes of identity and appearance. She examines the relationships and interactions among and between the living and the artificial, the human and the virtual model. Since 1990, she has collaborated with Louis Fléri.
She has been a guest artist at the Banff Centre in Canada (1998), at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz (2000) and at the Studio national des arts contemporains de Tourcoing for the year 2005/2006, where she made Digital Diaries. She was the guest of honor of the Opline Prize for Contemporary Art for the year 2014. She was promoted Officer of Arts and Letters in January 2010.
A retrospective exhibition was devoted to her by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. She was the guest of the Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains in the Val-d’Oise in September 2016.