b.1962, New York
Lives and works in New York
Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. She uses life science, materials, and technologies—including food, software, clay, animation, mycelium, and petrochemicals—to foster intimate connections between people and non-human agents.
Recent solo exhibitions of her work include the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, San Francisco, CA; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; Diverseworks, Houston, TX; and bitforms gallery, New York, NY. Her work has also been featured at FACT, Liverpool, England; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Wave Hill, New York, NY; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Borusan Collection, Istanbul, Turkey; Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; Marian Spore, Brooklyn, NY; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY; Creative Time, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Transmediale, Berlin, Germany; Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY; Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Seoul Media City Biennale, Seoul, South Korea, among others.
Her public art engagements have been supported by Creative Time, New York NY; LACE, Los Angeles, CA; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY, New York, NY; Northern Lights, Minneapolis, MN; The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA; Rice University, Houston, TX; Boston University, Boston, MA; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and Baruch College, New York, NY.
Zurkow is the recipient of a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has also been granted awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital.