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Zane Cerpina

Zane Cerpina is Oslo based artist, curator, organizer and designer working within experimental new media and electronic arts. Zane 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. 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 upcoming event series “FAEN - Female Artistic Experiments Norway” in 2019; The Dangerous Futures Conference 2018; Oslo Flaneur Festival 2016 and 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) and written for Neural Magazine. Her writing and editorial work also includes the ongoing publication series: The PNEK FILES (2015-), and editorial work of the upcoming Book of Electronic Arts Norway. 

Contact: cerpina.zane@gmail.com


Work Experience

2017 - Project Manager, curator at TEKS, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre / Meta.Morf - www.teks.no & www.metamorf.no

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

2014 - 2017 - Editorial work / design at Journal of Somaesthetics, www.jos.aau.dk


Education

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

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


curatorial WORK / PRODUCTIONS

FAEN - Female Artistic Experiments Norway : Too Many Untold Stories, Curator, producer, 2019 (upcoming)

Dangerous Futures Conference 2018 - Curator, producer, 2018

Art Science & Cocktails: Dangerous Edition - Co-curator, 2018

Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Arts - Co-curator, producer 2018

The Anthropocene Cookbook - Event series, Co-curator, organizer (2017- )

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


Plant Based Bio-Drone for Environmental Monitoring in The Amazon
Paper, ISEA 2019 proceedings.

Elektronisk Kunst i Norge (Upcoming)
Jøran Rudi, Stahl Stenslie (eds.), Zane Cerpina (co-ed.) (upcoming). elektroniskkunst.wordpress.com

The Anthropocene Cookbook: Eating for Our Future Survival (Upcoming)
Zane Cerpina, Stahl Stenslie (eds.) anthropocenecookbook.com

Leonardo's 50th Anniversary Event Series - Article in the Neural Magazine, 2019

Master / Slave exhibition by Quentin Destieu, Dardex Collective - Article in the Neural Magazine, 2019

PNEK Catalog 2019
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2019

The PNEK Files (No 5): Transitions
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Zane Cerpina (eds.). PNEK, 2019

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
temporarylibrary.no

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
eejournal.no

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.

texts / articles / books

 


lectures / presentations

Plant Based Bio-Drone for Environmental Monitoring in The Amazon
Paper presentation, ISEA 2019, Gwangju, South Korea

The Anthropocene Cookbook & Meal-in-a-pill served by Anthropocene Kitcen’s Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie - Talk & edible performance @ Thinking Through Matter: Exploring BioArt and Design in a Norwegian Contemporary Context, NOBA, Vitenparken at Ås, Norway (2019)

The Anthropocene Cookbook - performance, The 8th Inter-Format Symposium on Rites and Terrabytes, Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania, 2018.

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.

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 Works

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.


SELECTED Exhibitions

The Book of Love Bites @Group exhibition - Extravagant Bodies : LOVE, Kontejner, Zagreb, 2019 (upcoming)

Drone Dancing in the Anthropocene as part of an audiovisual installation for the exhibition “Paralogical Machines; When images meet us in Time and Space" @ Weiling GalleryContemporary, Kuala Lumpur, 2019

PETeasy @Reshaped Future - Group exhibition @ Stockholm Design Week, 2019.

#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

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

We Make Money Not Art: ““Dangerous Art”: the latest issue of the (free) Experimental Emerging Art Magazine”, 2018 (link)


residencies / projects

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


GRANTS

FAEN - Female Artistic Experiments Norway (Symposium, artistic and archival program at Atelier Nord ANX, 2019) Prosjektstøtte visuell kunst, Kulturrådet, NO.

FAEN - Female Artistic Experiments Norway (Symposium, artistic and archival program at Atelier Nord ANX, 2019)
Oslo kommune


Journalism

NEURAL MAGAZINE
Leonardo's 50th Anniversary Event Series - Article, 2019 (Upcoming)
Master / Slave exhibition by Quentin Destieu, Dardex Collective - Article, 2019 (Upcoming)
GLOBAL CONTROL: RIXC Art Science Festival 2018, Article, Neural # 61: Speculative pink, 2018
Meta.Morf 2016 - festival and conference Article, Neural #54: Making it up, 2016

EE JOURNAL
Jurij Krpan “Curating Dangerously”, EE Journal #3, 2018
Alex Andriaansens “Dangerously Unstable”, EE Journal #3, 2018
Marnix de Nijs “Art of Fear”, EE Journal #3, 2018
Marko Markovic “Eating Yourself”, EE Journal #3, 2018
Alexandra Murray-Leslie “Fashionably Dangerous”, EE Journal #3, 2018
Max Dovey “Are Artists Just Bug Fixers?”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Richard DeDomenici “Making Unprecedented Art”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Notto J. W. Thelle “Notam - Past, Present, Future”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Marieke Verbiesen “Loud Matter @ANX Gallery”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Kenneth Korstad Langås “Library & Experimental Arts”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Hanan Benammar “Art Should be Free”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Kirsty Kross “Art for the End Times”, EE Journal #2, 2017
Graham Harman “On Art and Ecology”, EE Journal '#1, 2016

PNEK FILEs
Ida Lykken Ghosh “Atelier Nord”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019
Daniel Slåttnes “Vegetal Connection”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019
Asbjørn Blokkum Flø “Electric Rain”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019
Christian Blom “Transitions at Notam”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019
Magnus Bugge “Soundtrack for Webcams”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019
Boris Kourtoukov “Machines that Judge Us”, PNEK FILEs #5, 2019