Zane Cerpina

Zane Cerpina is a designer / artist working within emerging media focusing on the themes of the Anthropocene, environmental awareness, ecological criticism, interactive technologies and embodied experiences. She is educated in Art & Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark and currently living in Oslo, Norway, working as Creative Manager at, Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway and Project Manager at TEKS - Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre. She is an editor and designer at EE Experimental Emerging Art Norway - online and printed magazine. She currently curating the Dangerous Futures Conference 2018 and co-writing an upcoming publication - The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Future Survival. 



"The current problems are not only rise in population, energy crisis, lack of food, endangered animals and deadly diseases in Africa, but also the way the society perceives these issues and act upon these. In the age of information overload our society needs to feel the impact of the Anthropocene like a fist in the face."

Work Experience

2017 - Project Manager at TEKS, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre / Meta.Morf - &

2016 - Editor / Designer of EE - Experimental Emerging Art (online/printed journal) -

2015 - Creative Manager at PNEK,  Production Network for Electronic Art Norway -

2013 - Creative Manager at Ghost Publishing, Oslo, Norway

2014 - Designer at Journal of Somaesthetics,

2013 - 2015 Student Assistant - Art & Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark,


2017 - 2019  MA in Interaction Design, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

2012 - 2015 BA in Art & Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

lectures / presentations

The Anthropocene Cookbook - a lecture at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017

The Anthropocene Cookbook: Food Utopias & Dystopias - a lecture on TAC research, RUCKA, Cesis, Latvia, 2017.

The Anthropocene Cookbook: Opening Event - Project presentation and a lecture on TAC research topics under "The Ecological Catastrophe Dishes", RUCKA, Cesis, Latvia, 2017.

The Anthropocene Cookbook Goes Amazonian - project and research presentation @LABVERDE - Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil, 2017.

The Anthropocene Cookbook- Eating for Our Future Survival: Artist talk @ISEA 2017, Manizales.

EE - Experimental Emerging Art Norway: Institutional presentation @ISEA 2017, Manizales.

Global Change App: Managing the Earth in the Age of The Anthropocene - Paper presentation at Going Digital: Innovation in Art, Architecture, Science and Technology, STRAND, Serbia, 2016.

Body Fluids - Paper presentation at Conference Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art, London, 2016.

Global Change App: 100 Questions for a Change - Project presentation at ISEA 2016 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Hong Kong.

Global Change App: Global Democracy Online -  Project presentation at ISEA 2016 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Hong Kong.

Body Fluids - Project presentation at Scenekunstfestivalen 2015, Oslo, Norway.

Earth Cancer -  Project presentation at ISEA 2015 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Vancouver, Canada.

SELECTED Exhibitions

The Anthropocene Cookbook - exhibition @Science Night, Cesis, Latvia, 2017.

The Anthropocene Feast: Cooking the Last Dragon - Experimental food performance, Cesis Medieval Castle, Latvia, 2017.

Artguns – Criminal Aesthetics @EXTRAVAGANT BODIES: CRIME AND PUNISHMEN, Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade, Serbia (Concept: Stahl Stenslie, 3D design: Zane Cerpina).

Opinify App -  Group exhibition @ Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2016, V2_, Institure for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

Body Fluids - Performance at Scenekunstfestivalen 2015, Oslo, Norway.

Selected Works


The Anthropocene Cookbook: eating for our survival Artistic research project on the future of food. (Link)

Opinify App - mobile application to break through your social media echo chambers. 

Global Change App - A social network  representing a radical solution for a better future.

Earth Cancer -  An action based project exploring the most important resource on the planet - our soil. 

S.C.U.M  Gun  - 3D printable gun, a monument to Valerie Solanas. A functional gun design to be printed on all standard 3D printers.

Nasjonalpistolen  - (The Gun of The Nation), A celebratory monument to the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, May 17th 1814. It is a functional gun that uses the .22 caliber.

Body Fluids - A performance piece. A collection of jewelry objects made from frozen human bodily liquids, such as menstrual blood, semen and breast milk. 

Flow w/ Sound - Public sound installation, Karolinelund Park, Aalborg, Denmark.

Six Directions - Installation at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.

curatorial Experience

Dangerous Futures Conference 2018 - curator, organizer, 2018 (upcoming)

Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Arts - Co-curator, 2018 (upcoming)

O.F.F. Oslo Flaneur Festival 2016 - Co-organizer, co-curator, 2016

texts / articles / books


The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our future Survival - A book by Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie. (upcoming)
100 Questions to Change the World - A book project about radical solutions for a sustainable future by Zane Cerpina (upcoming)

Global Change App: Managing the Earth in the Age of The Anthropocene - Paper at Going Digital: Innovation in Art, Architecture, Science and Technology, STRAND, Serbia, 2016.

Article on Meta.Morf 2016 festival and conference in the Neural Magazine

EE III: Dangerous Art - editor, 2018 (upcoming)

EE II: Beyond Nature - editor, 2017

EE I: The Bigger Picture - editor, 2016

PNEK FILEs III - editor, 2017 (upcoming)

PNEK FILEs II: Piksel- editor, 2016

PNEK FILEs I: Dark Ecology- editor, 2015

Press / media coverage

Latvian National Radio, program: "How to Live Better", 2017 (link)

Latvian National Radio, program: "Known in Unknown", 2017 (link)

We Make Money Not Art: "Bodily Matters", 2016 (link

RUCKA Residency, Cesis, Latvia

Summer Sessions at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016

Dark Ecology Journey - Participant, 2015

residencies / projects


Layout design, webdesign, branding

Elektronisk Kunst i Norge - book design, editing (upcoming)

Koro: Kunst i Offentlige Rom - book design, photography, 2017

ArT and The World University - book design, photography, 2014

The Adventures of the Man in Gold - book design, photo documentation, 2017

ArTX 2014 Exhibition  - exhibition catalog layout, exhibition poster campaign, 2014

Journal of Somaesthetics - visual identity, logo, layout - websdesign - webdesign, branding - webdesign, branding

Ghost Publishing - logo, visual identity - webdesign based on platform - webdesign based on AAU web-platform

Global Change - visual identiy, webdesign

Earth Cancer - webdesign, 3D environment design

Elvelangs 2015, inflatable structures, design, project

Software Experience

3D - RhinoCeros, Autodesk Maya, Google SketchUp

2D - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign

Web -  CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Infoglue Platform, Wordpress

Programming - C++, Allosystem, CSS, HTML

Photography - Canon, Olympus proffesional cameras, digital retouching, photo manipulation

Video - Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas