Zane Cerpina is an artist / designer 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 lives in Oslo, working as Creative Manager at PNEK.org, Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway and Project Manager at TEKS - Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre. She is an editor and designer of EE Experimental Emerging Art - online and printed magazine. She is the main curator of the upcoming Dangerous Futures Conference 2018 and co-author of the upcoming publication - The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Future Survival.
"Our society needs to feel the impact
of the Anthropocene like a fist in the face."
2016 - Editor / Designer of EE - Experimental Emerging Art (online/printed journal) - www.eejournal.no
2015 - Creative Manager at PNEK, Production Network for Electronic Art Norway - www.pnek.org
2013 - Creative Manager at Ghost Publishing, Oslo, Norway
2013 - 2015 Student Assistant - Art & Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, www.art.aau.dk
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 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 - 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.
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.
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.
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 IV - editor, 2017 (upcoming)
PNEK FILEs III - editor, 2017 (upcoming)
PNEK FILEs II: Piksel - editor, 2016
PNEK FILEs I: Dark Ecology - editor, 2015
Press / media coverage
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
pnek.org - websdesign
eejournal.no - webdesign, branding
somaesthetics.aau.dk - webdesign, branding
Ghost Publishing - logo, visual identity
stenslie.net - webdesign based on WordPress.com platform
art.aau.dk - webdesign based on AAU web-platform
Global Change - visual identiy, webdesign
Earth Cancer - webdesign, 3D environment design
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