Mark Amerika

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    Mark Amerika (born 1960, Miami, Florida, USA) has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ZKM, the Walker Art Center, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. Amerika has had five early and/or mid-career retrospectives including the first two Internet art retrospectives ever produced (Tokyo and London).


    Mark Amerika is internationally renown as a “remix artist” who not only reconfigures existing cultural content into new forms of art, but also mashes up the mainstream media forms and genres that most commercial artists work in. His body of remix artworks includes published cult novels, pioneering works of Internet art, museum installations, large scale video projections in public spaces, live VJ performance, and a series of feature-length “films” shot with different image capturing devices in various locations.

    Amerika’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Walker Art Center, the American Museum of the Moving Image and ACA Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo. In 2009–2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, hosted Amerika’s retrospective exhibition UNREALTIME. He is the author of many books including his collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007) and his new hybrid publication project, remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). Amerika is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Principal Research Fellow at La Trobe University, US.


    Mark Amerika is a professor of digital art at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. His digital art work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim, The Walker Art Center, and SIGGRAPH. In 2001- 2002, his “How To Be An Internet Artist” net art retrospective was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK.


    Mark Amerika is the author of many books including the novels Sexual Blood (1995) and The Kafka Chronicles (1993). In 1993, he started The Alt-X Online Publishing Network. In June of 1997 he launched the GRAMMATRON hypermedia narrative project . Exhibitions of his work have appeared or are forthcoming at the Ars Electronica Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia and the Portraits In Cyberspace on-line exhibi­tion, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the M.I.T. Media Lab. Recent festivals/ conferences he’s participated in include the Duke University Assault: Radicalism In Aesthetics and Politics conference, the Brown University Unspeakable Practices Vanguard Narrative Festival, the Crossings: American Authors Festival in Cologne, and the German Association of American Studies conference on Technology and American Culture in Freiburg. He has an MFA from Brown University where he recently helped design a course called Cyberspace, Virtual Reality and Critical Theory.


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  • Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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