(Amerika, Mark - 2017) -- Professor of Distinction uri icon



  • Mark Amerika has exhibited his interdisciplinary artwork in venues ranging from the Whitney Biennial and the Denver Art Museum to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Istanbul Biennale. A cult novelist, media theorist, web publisher and live audio/visual artist who has performed internationally, he is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including remixthebook (2011), and a large collection of artist writings titled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (2009).
    In 2009–10, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, featured Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition UNREALTIME, which included his groundbreaking works of Internet art, Grammatron and Filmtext, as well as his feature-length work of mobile cinema, Immobilité. His transmedia narrative, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, is a multiplatform net artwork commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    A frequent keynote speaker, Amerika has presented his art and contemporary art theories to audiences around the world. Events he has keynoted include the Disrupting Narratives symposium at the Tate Modern, the Digital Interconnections festival in Tokyo, the Ciber@rt Bilbao festival in Spain and the Seminário Internacional de Cinema e Audiovisual in Salvador, Brazil.

year awarded

  • 2017