Zane Cerpina is Oslo based curator, organizer, artist and designer working within experimental new media and electronic arts. Zane is educated in Art & Technology, Denmark and currently works as creative manager and editor at PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway), project manager and curator at TEKS (Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre), editor and manager at EE: Experimental Emerging Art Norway - Norway’s first printed and online magazine focusing on experimental new media art. Her writing and editorial work include the ongoing publication series: The PNEK FILES (2015- ). She is internationally active as a lecturer and presenter at venues such as: ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts - Vancouver 2015, Hong Kong 2016, Manizales 2017), STRAND (Serbia 2016), LABVERDE (Brazil 2017), UK, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway etc.
Her extensive body of works include curating and producing The Dangerous Futures Conference 2018 and Oslo Flaneur Festival 2016 annd The Anthropocene Cookbook event series (2016 -). She is one of the curators of The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art, in collaboration with Alessandro Ludovico and TEKS. She has done editorial work at The Journal of Somaesthetics (2014-2017). Her writing and editorial work includes the ongoing publication series: The PNEK FILES (2015-), and editorial work of the upcoming Book of Electronic Arts Norway.
2016 - Editor / Manager at EE - Experimental Emerging Art (online/printed magazine) - www.eejournal.no
2015 - Creative Manager / editor at PNEK, Production Network for Electronic Art Norway - www.pnek.org
2017 - (2019) MA in Design, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
2012 - 2015 BA in Art & Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Elektronisk Kunst i Norge
Jøran Rudi, Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.) (upcoming). elektroniskkunst.wordpress.com
Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art: Norwegian Media Art in Print 1992 - 2018
Zane Cerpina, Espen Gangvik, Alessandro Ludovico, Stahl Stenslie (eds.). TEKS Publishing, 2018. ISBN: 978-82-998211-8-6
Meta.Morf : A Beautiful Accident
Espen Gangvik, Zane Cerpina (eds.). TEKS Publishing, 2018 ISBN: 978-82-998211-7-9
EE Experimental Emerging Art #3 : Dangerous Art
Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.). TEKS Publishing, 2018 ISSN: 2464-448X
EE Experimental Emerging Art #2 : Beyond Nature
Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2017 ISSN: 2464-448X
EE Experimental Emerging Art #1 : The Bigger Picture
Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2017 ISSN: 2464-448X
The PNEK Files (No 4): Piksel Festival 2017 / Winter Solstice 2017
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2018 ISBN: 978-82-690269-8-6
The PNEK Files (No 3): Technology and Emotions / Screen City Biennial
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2017 ISBN: 978-82-93658-00-9
The PNEK Files (No 2): Dark Ecology
Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2016 ISBN: 978-82-93658-03-0
The PNEK Files (No 1): Piksel 2015
Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2016 ISBN: 978-82-93658-02-3
Meta.Morf 2016 - festival and conference Article in the Neural Magazine, 2016
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.
The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Future Survival
Zane Cerpina, Stahl Stenslie (eds.) (upcoming). anthropocenecookbook.com
texts / articles / books
lectures / presentations
The Anthropocene Cookbook - performance, The 8th Inter-Format Symposium on Rites and Terrabytes, Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania, 2018 (Upcoming).
The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art - Exhibition opening, KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2018.
EE #3 : Dangerous Art - talk at Meta.Morf 2018 - A Beautiful Accident Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 2018.
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 www.labverde.com, Manaus, Brazil, 2017.
The Anthropocene Cookbook- Eating for Our Future Survival: Artist talk @ISEA 2017, Manizales, Columbia.
EE - Experimental Emerging Art Norway: Institutional presentation @ISEA 2017, Manizales, Columbia.
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.
Body Fluids - Project presentation at Scenekunstfestivalen 2015, Oslo, Norway.
Earth Cancer - Project presentation at ISEA 2015 (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Vancouver, Canada.
The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Future 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.
BIO_DRONE - A hybrid plant-based ecological surveillance drone.
Earth Cancer - An action based project exploring the most important resource on the planet - our soil.
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.
#YouToo - Group exhibition Between the Lines – the artists’ response to #MeToo @Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway, 2018.
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 @Kontejner.org, 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.
Press / media coverage
RUCKA Residency, Cesis, Latvia, 2017
LABVERDE - Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Brazil, 2017
Summer Sessions at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016
Dark Ecology Journey - Participant, 2015