Location: United States
Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, sound, drawing, and installation to address intersections of pop culture and the cultural history of technology, as they effect the voice, power, and persona.Her work has been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the Hayward Gallery-London, the Edith Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, the British Film Institute, New York Underground Film Festival, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, Participant Gallery, Glowlab, Free103Point9, and at several international festivals. She is also a founding member of the Nasty Nets "internet surfing club." Her work has been written about in ArtForum, Art in America, Folha de Sao Paolo, Liberation-Paris, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. While Wired has called her both funny and humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid." Marisa studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College-London, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Her critiques of contemporary art and digital visual culture have extended to writing for Flash Art, Art Review Afterimage, Planet, and Art on Paper and to curating exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, the Performa Biennial, SF Camerawork, and Rhizome.Marisa was born in Germany and now divides her time between California and New York.