Jellyfish instant soup powder (Houston, TX) (2016)
with chefs Ian Levy, Justin Yu and Ryan Pera

MORE&MORE (installation, bitforms gallery) (2016)

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new works / work in progress:

Animations, Sculpture, Bating Suits, Books
Floating Studio for Dark Ecologies (2016)
Work in Progress
Dear Climate (2014)
Tools for Inner Climate Change
agit prop posters, meditative audio works
with Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, and Oliver Kellhammer
Mesocosm (Times Square) (2014)
Software-driven animation

events lately / soon:

November 2014:
DIGITALAFTERIMAGE, the third SP Urban Digital Festival 
Avenida Paulista, São Paulo Brazil
See curatorial statement here
Nov 29, 2014 -Mar 22, 2015
Overture: New Acquisitions from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

TALK Nov 11, 2014 with Oliver Kellhammer and Kathy High
Dear Climate

The Sanctuary, Troy NY

October 2014:

Oct 24 -Nov 24
Lucid Gestures,McCagg Gallery,
The Diana Center, Barnard College
Sep 24 -Oct 14
Dear Climate
Tools for Inner Climate Change,
digital signboard at Powerhouse Books, 41 Main St
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
closes Oct 18
Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Intervention,
University of Northern Iowa, Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, Iowa

September 2014:

Sep 10 -Dec 1
NeoGeo/Landfill Club (with Ben Kauffman)
Baruch College New Media Artspace, New York

Sep 2 -Dec 13
WORKSHOP Sept 25-26
Thinking Making Living
, University of Minnesota's Nash Gallery,
Minneapolis, MN

July 2014:
July 18 - Oct 5
Science Gallery
"Strange Weather" group show
Curated by CoClimate
Dublin, Ireland

June 2014:
June 27-Sept 28

"Back to Eden" group show
New York
with Lynn Aldrich / Anonda Bell / Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons / Sean Capone / Mat Collishaw Jim Dine / Mark Dion / Barnaby Furnas / Adam Fuss / Rona Pondick / Lina Puerta / Naomi Reis Pipilotti Rist / Alexis Rockman / Dana Sherwood / Mary Temple / Fred Tomaselli / Marina Zurkow

April 2014:
April 1
Talk "Portland's Terroir,"
Illahee, Portland OR
with The Last Attempt at Greatness
March 2014:
March 20
Dinner “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological Time” Read review here
Rice University
Houston, Texas

The Petroleum Manga
published by Punctum Books
Edited by Valerie Vogrin and Marina Zurkow
with writers Duncan Murrell, Melissa Kwanzy, Hali Felt, Lucy Corin, Maureen N. McLane, Matt Dube, Max Liboiron, Derek Woods, Susan Squier, Elizabeth Crane, Lydia Millet, Rachel Cantor, Una Chaudhuri, K.A. Hays, Elena Glasberg, James Grinwis, Joseph Campana, Nancy Hechinger, Christine Hume, Cecily Parks, Kellie Wells, Timothy Morton, Michael Mejia, Doug Watson, Gabriel Fried, Ruth Ozeki, Nicole Walker, Abigail Simon, Oliver Kelhammer, Seth Horowitz, David M. Johns, Valerie Vogrin, and Jamie “Skye” Bianco.

January 2014:
Jan 16-26
Sundance, New Frontier
October 2013:
Oct 3, 2013- Jan 26
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder CO
"Craft Tech / Coded Media: Women, Art And Technology"
Krysten Cunningham, Beryl Korot, Kelly Monico, Susan Hazaleus, Lynn Hershman Lesson, Barbara Hlali, Marina Zurkow

Oct 16 - Dec 13, 2013
Wheaton College
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts
Norton MA
"The Order of the Universe"
with Jodi Collela, Julie Kumar, Andi Sutton, Marina Zurkow
+ + + + +
October 3-6, 2013
SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) Conference:
Notre Dame, South Bend IN
Screening Oct 3
Talk "Immortal Plastics" Oct 4, 9am
Oct 28, 2013
Rice University
Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences
Houston TX
Talk "Haunting, Enchantment, and Leaky Ecosystems"
***Also, I'm scouting Rice campus locations for Version 2.0 of the petrochemically-charged dinner “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological Time” with my hosts Joe Campana, Timothy Morton and Dominic Boyer. The dinner is being scheduled for March 2014***

September 2013:
Sept 5 - Nov 5, 2013
Colorado College I.D.E.A. Space
Colorado Springs CO
"Systems & Subversions"
with Nurit Bar-Shai, Jon Cohrs, Scott Johnson, Graham Wakefield & Haru Ji, Marina Zurkow

Sept 15 - Dec 1, 2013
Wave Hill
Bronx NY
Opening Sept 15, 2-4:30 pm
"Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology"
with WonJung Choi, Amisha Gadani, Frank Gehry, Carol Hepper, Camilla Huey, Simone Leigh, Michelle Jaffe, Irvin Morazan, Kymia Nawabi, James Prosek, Christy Rupp, Lytle Shaw & Jimbo Blachly, Ben Snead, Holly Sumner, Marina Zurkow

Sept 18 - Nov 1
Young Projects
Los Angeles CA
"Marina Zurkow: Oil and Water"
<Solo show>

Sept 20 – 29, 2013
Mexico City
Curated by Sarah Cook & Rodrigo Alonso

+ + + + +
Sept 23 - 24, 2013
Arizona State University
The Endeavor: Consortium on Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research
Tempe AZ
Talk and Workshop with Christie Leece "Gila 2.0: Warding off the Wolf"

Sept 26, 2013 6-8pm
St. John’s University
“Oceanic New York” roundtable
Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Queens , NY

Sept 27, 2013
Critical/Liberal/Arts 2 @The Graduate Center, CUNY
New York
Talk with Una Chaudhuri "Unthinking Survivalism: Inner Climate Change”

Sept 28, 2103 5;30-8pm
A Rogue Frequency: Punctum Books @ the New School
“The Petroleum Manga” drawings will be coming out as a book in collaboration with many wonderful writers, published through Punctum Books' new imprint Peanut Books.

May 2013:
The Protagonist
Rochester Art Center, MN
May 17-August 25

Immortal Plastics, Petrochemical "Assessment Services"
New Museum / Ideas City Festival, New York
May 4
April 2013:
Art and Disaster, panel with Jacques Servin and Eric Kleinenberg
Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City
Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU, New York
April 26

The Haunting artist lecture
RPI, Troy, New York
April 20
Friends and Enemies artist lecture, "Thinking Interspecies" conference
Miami University, Oxford Ohio
April 11

The Digitization of the Art Worldpanel on digital art
with Heather Corcoran/ArtTable, SVA Theater, New York
April 8

March 2013:

Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological Time
Food event in collaboration with Chefs Lauryn Tyrell and Anna Hopkins
Boston University, 808 Gallery
March 22
February 2013:

Temple University FMA 2013 Lecture
Feb 27, 5:45pm
January 2013:

bitforms gallery
Necrocracy (solo show)
Jan 10 - Feb 16 2013

Boston University School of Visual Arts
Alternative Visions / Sustainable Futures
January 24 - April 20 2013

October 2012:

Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
ISEA2012 Albuquerque Group Exhibition
Oct 26 - Nov 30 2012

September 2012:

516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM
ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
Sep 20, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013

World Financial Center Winter Garden video wall
Telegrams on the Table, curated by Cheryl Kaplan
Sep 2012

Artists Talk, "Gila 2.0: Warding Off the Wolf"
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
Sept 18

Panel, "Buddhism and the Non-Human"
with Timothy Morton, Susan Squire & Ruth Ozeki
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
Milwaukee, WI
Sept 29

New publication:
To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, Linda Weintraub, U California Press, 2012 ...documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, from Ant Farm’s anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow’s 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth’s diverse living systems.
July 2012:

July 15: Visiting artist, MassArt Summer Lecture Series
June 2012:

World on a Wire
, group exhibition at bitforms gallery, NY
June 28 - Aug 3
Artist in residence, NMWA / ISEA 2012, Silver City, NM
April 2012:
April 6: Microscopic Sacred Cows, lecture at PNCA, Portland, OR
April 2: Metamorphs: Artists Spin Science, lectures/panel with Brandon Ballengée and Jane D. Marsching, at UNC Chapel Hill, NC,
March 2012:
Necrocracy, solo show at Diverseworks, Houston
Project website is here.
Opens March 16 through April 21

Mesocosm (Northumberland UK) and Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species, AV Festival 12, Newcastle on Tyne, UK
March 1-31
March 7: screening and talk at 92Y Tribeca
Mar 8-11: bitforms gallery / Moving Image Fair

February 2012:
Slurb, Weights + Measures
Oklahoma City Museum of Art

January 2012:
Jan 16: Not an Artichoke, Nor from Jerusalem
Dinner, artwork, with curators Michael Connor and Alex Freedman
The Artist's Institute, NY

Jan 12: The Cute The Bad and The Ugly,
talk and tasting
by Gene Rurka and Marina Zurkow
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

December 2011:
The Birdwatchers
Bitforms Gallery

curated by Laura Bardier
Dec 8, 2011 - Jan 21, 2012
Gabriela Albergaria, Jeffrey Blondes, Adriana Salazar, Marina Zurkow
November 2011:
Nature of City, Narracje
Gdansk, Poland
Nov 17-20

September 2011:
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
"Marina Zurkow: Friends, Enemies and Others"
Sept 17, 2011 – Mar 18, 2012

BAM, Brooklyn, NY
"BAM 2011 Next Wave Art"
Sep 13—Dec 18, 2011

Slurb, Legion Arts
Cedar Rapids, IA
April 2011:
Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
January 2011:
Research Resident, Diverseworks, Houston and W. Texas Jan 4-18
December 2010:
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image opens at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Included in this exhibition of nine artists is Elixir II
(acquired by the Smithsonian in 2010)

Works featured at Catharine Clark Gallery, Pulse Miami

November 2010:
Essay and 8 page spread on Slurb in
Gulf Coast
, Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (University of Houston)
October 2010:
Visiting Artist, NYU Abu Dhabi Oct 2-16
Abu Dhabi Institute Distinguished Lectures | Artist Talk
"The Future is Now: Making Art / Thinking Ecology" on October 10
(Video Link)
Paradoxical Sleep at Marian Spore, opens Oct 22
Artist Talk at Google NY (video link), Oct 21

September 2010:
Elixir I - IV at Lithium Project, Naples, Italy
Slurb featured at Whitney Museum's pre-gala party at Akris

August 2010:
Elixir III at grey)(area, Korcula, Croatia
Artist in Residence, Yaddo

July 2010:
Elixir I-IV at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Franscisco, opens July 21
Zoöpolis featured in BADCAT MOBILE1 exhibition, July 29 - Aug 5, NY

June 2010:
Slurb in The Nature of Cities, United Nations Pavillion, Shanghai World Expo,
curated by Art Works for Change
Artist in Residence,The MacDowell Colony

May 2010:
Apocalypse Now panel discussion, May 12
Women and their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas
FutureEverything 2010, exhibiting Slurb, May 12-15
Manchester, England
Elixir IV at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Franscisco, opens May 22

April 2010:
Animated Futures / New Media Lecture Series, artist talk
Wednesday Apil 7 6:30 pm
Neuberger Museum of Art/ SUNY Purchase
Slurb, solo show, opens April 22
Women and their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas

March 2010:
Crossing the Waters, solo show, closes March 27
Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont
Tempestad,group show exhibiting Slurb, opens March 25
Yaku Museo de Agua, Quito Equador (curator, Alfons Hug)