The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial:
Seeking Silicon Valley

ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network

September 12, 2012

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial:
Seeking Silicon Valley

September 12–December 8, 2012

Opening week and press preview:
September 12–16

Biennial Hub at the ZERO1 Garage
439 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 USA
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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 artworkconnecting 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 at

2012 ZERO1 Foundation Support
ArtPlace – James Irvine Foundation – William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – John S. and James L. Knight Foundation – Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation – National Endowment for the Arts – Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam – David and Lucile Packard Foundation

About ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network
ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. ZERO1 works with the world’s most creative minds from the fields of art, science, design, architecture, and technology to produce the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. ZERO1 is also the force behind the ZERO1 Garage, where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges. ZERO1 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To find out more about ZERO1, visit

About the ZERO1 Biennial
The ZERO1 Biennial, distributed throughout Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, is North America’s most significant showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. Through curated exhibitions, public art, performances, and events the ZERO1 Biennial presents work by a global community of innovative artists who are reshaping contemporary culture. Established in 2006, the ZERO1 Biennial has presented the work of over 500 artists from 50+ countries; commissioned 100 original works of art; attracted over 150,000 visitors from around the world. For more information, visit

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