Media and participatory practice artist Marina Zurkow connects people to nature-culture tensions and environmental messes, offering new ways of knowing, connecting, and feeling. Using research and technologies including software, animation, food, and other biomaterials, she fosters intimate multispecies and geophysical connections. Zurkow works as a founding member of several collaborative initiatives, including Investing in Futures, Dear Climate, and Climoji.
Recent solo exhibitions include bitforms gallery, New York; Google (Hudson River campus); ICA San Diego; New York City’s MTA Arts & Design; and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; her work has been featured at Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning; the Cooper Hewitt, New York; Storm King Art Center, New York; 21C Museum, Louisville; the 7th Moscow Biennale; FACT, Liverpool; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; and the Seoul Media City Biennial, Korea, among others. Her public art engagements include work with Creative Time, New York; The New Museum’s Ideas City, New York; Northern Lights.mn, Minneapolis; The Artist’s Institute, New York; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, California; and Rice University, Houston.
Zurkow was a 2022 fellow at the Environmental Media Lab, Princeton University; a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow; and received grants from Rice University, NYFA, NYSCA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. She is represented by bitforms gallery and resides in the Hudson Valley, New York.