World-renowned visual artist Mark Amerika will present a lecture this October in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at the Museum of Science and History as part of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s VyStar International Artist Lecture Series.
Seating is limited. Tickets are available that include a pre-reception artist meet or general admission to lecture only (https://markamerika.eventbrite.com/). All ticket holders will receive complimentary tickets to the Cosmic Concert series and free admission to the museum on October 10.
As an artist, theorist, novelist, and Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Mark Amerika has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ZKM, the Biennale de Montréal, and the American Museum of the Moving Image.
Amerika has had five early and/or mid-career retrospectives including the first two Internet art retrospectives ever produced. His Internet art can found at his website, markamerika.com. Amerika holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University and divides his time between Kailua, HI and Boulder, CO. A Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Amerika is the Founding Director of the new Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance in the College of Media, Communication, and Information.
A frequent keynote speaker, Amerika has presented his art and contemporary art theories to international audiences including the Disrupting Narratives symposium at the Tate Modern, the Electronic Literature Organization Visionary Landscapes conference in Vancouver, the Misunderstanding festival for the International Network of Performance Artists in Zurich, the Digital Interconnections festival in Tokyo, transmediale in Berlin, the Buddhism and New Media conference in Seoul, the Ciber@rt Bilbao festival in Spain and the Seminário Internacional de Cinema e Audiovisual in Salvador, Brazil.
He has given visiting artist presentations at museums, universities, and contemporary arts centers including the visiting artist series at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokyo, the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, and the Microwave Festival and Videotage in Hong Kong.
Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME was featured at The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, including his groundbreaking works of Internet art GRAMMATRON and FILMTEXT as well as his feature-length work of mobile cinema, Immobilité. In 2012, Amerika released his transmedia narrative, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, a multi-platform net artwork commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He is the author of many books including remixthebook and META/DATA: A Digital. His novels include The Kafka, Sexual Blood, and 29 Inches. In 2014, Amerika published his “auto-translation / remix” of Raymond Roussel’s Locus Solus. This special centenary translation of Roussel’s prototypical work of surrealist writing was published with Counterpath Press.