2012 ZERO1 Biennial Comes to a Close

We'd like to thank everyone that participated and experience the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial.

The Biennial re-imagined the idea, the place, and the experience of Silicon Valley under the thematic Seeking Silicon Valley. 

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial presented works at the forefront of media art – collaborating with local, regional, national and international cultural institutions and iconic Silicon Valley companies to showcase three months of exhibitions, events, and performances. The ZERO1 Biennial successfully expanded its footprint throughout San Francisco Bay Area and included over 40 cultural partners within the Biennial programming, 18 of which who were new to ZERO1’s network.

Over a period of three months the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial:

  • Showcased 150+ artists from 13 countries
  • Installed 51 temporary public art projects, 30 being original commissions
  • Included 86 collaborating artists at (e)MERGE, ZERO1 Street Festival

Additionally, the core Biennial exhibition, also entitled Seeking Silicon Valley, was collectively curated by five international curators: Jaime Austin (ZERO1’s Curator and Director of Programs) Exhibition Co-Curators: Dooeun Choi (Creative Director, Nabi Center, South Korea) GiselaDomschke (Curator and artist, Brazil) Michelle Kasprzak (Curator, v2_Institute for the Unstable Media and curating.info, the Netherlands) Regina Moeller (Artist, Germany) and included work by 24 international artists from 11 different countries, including 18 original commissions. With the immense expansion of Biennial partners we tripled our audience attendance of previous Biennials with 70,000 plus people who experienced a ZERO1 Biennial event including 17,000 who attended the four-day opening week events.

Check out all the exciting events, exhibitions, and programs going on at the ZERO1 Garage here.