ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley

When 12 Sep 2012 - 8 Dec 2012
Where Biennial Hub at the ZERO1 Garage
439 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113
United States
Enquiry (408)-916-1010

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s


September 12  - December 8 2012

Press Release:

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial proposes that contemporary art practice can re-imagine the place, the idea, and the experience of Silicon Valley. Featuring artworks by over 200 artists from around the world, the ZERO1 Biennial is a dynamic network of more than 100 exhibitions, performances, public art projects, and events taking place in 45 locations throughout Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Echoing the ZERO1 Biennial’s 2012 theme, the main exhibition, Seeking Silicon Valley, is on display at the ZERO1 Garage for the entirety of the Biennial, and will serve as the network hub for Biennial programming. The exhibition, co-curated by five international curators, features 24 artists representing 11 countries, and includes 12 new artworks commissioned for the Biennial.

Curators: Jaime Austin, Dooeun Choi, Gisela Domschke, Michelle Kasprzak, and Regina Möller

Seeking Silicon Valley artists: Christopher Baker, Lucas Bambozzi, Aram Bartholl, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Maurice Benayoun, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Shu Lea Cheang, Frederik De Wilde, Gambiologia, Christopher Haas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Wendy Jacob, Eduardo Kac, Pe Lang, Jae Rhim Lee, MeatMedia, Michael Najjar, Marisa Olson, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Hojun Song, Stamen Design, Stephanie Syjuco, Thomas Thwaites, Jegan Vincent de Paul

Expanding into public space, ZERO1 is working in partnership with the San Jose Public Art Program to commission temporary public art projects to prototype the development of opportunities for ongoing engagement between artists, technology and community.

Artists include: ArtHERE, Marcella del Signore & Mona El-Khafif, Future Cities Lab, Christopher Haas, Mark Hansen & Jer Thorp, Anselm Hook & Chach Sikes, ISHKY, Corinne Okada Takara, Manifest.AR, Rebar, Sol Design Lab

In addition to more than 45 partnering arts organizations, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, and Stanford University, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial has expanded its network globally with two inter-biennial partnerships: Maurice Benayoun’s Tunnels Around the World, a ZERO1 and Mediacity Seoul 2012 co-commissioned artwork connecting visitors at exhibition sites in San Jose and Seoul; and James Morgan’s V2V project in the “Titanium Valley” Special Economic Zone connecting the ZERO1 Biennial to the Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinberg, Russia.

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial Lead Curator is Jaime Austin, Curator and Director of Programs at ZERO1.

A full list of Biennial programs is available here.