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Marisa Olson

Former Adjunct, Class of
Courses Taught: Tactical Media: History and Theory
Sousveillance Culture

Marisa is an artist, critic, and curator. She is currently Editor & Curator at Rhizome.org and she's organized exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, the Getty, White Columns, Artists Space, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and elsewhere, including SF Camerawork, where she was previously Associate Director. She's written for Wired, Mute, Afterimage, Flash Art, ArtReview, and others,and has written commissioned essays for the Walker Art Center, the Banff Centre's New Media Institute, and Eyebeam. Her own performance-based work often takes the form of net art, video, sound art, and installations. This work has recently been presented by theWhitney, the New Museum, the Pacific Film Archive, and numerous international festivals. Marisa holds an MA in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz, where she taught in the Film & Digital Media department; and both a BA and MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she is currently a PhD Candidate and where she hascreated and taught classes in new media in the departments of Film Studies and Art History