Marina Zurkow

Video and Animation Projects:

"Parthenogenesis," 2002
Director and Animator, short for internet and video distribution
Funded by Creative Capital
WNET's, "Reel NY" series, June 2002;Atlanta Film and Video Festival, May 2002; Maryland Film Festival, April 2002; Athens Int'l Film and Video Festival, April 2002; ATA, San Francisco, March 2002 ("Underground Zero" screening"); Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 2002 ("Underground Zero" screening")
"Braingirl," 2000-2001 (
Director and Animator, 10-episode series for internet and video distribution
Awards: Macromedia Site of the Day, Aug. 28th 2000; First Prize, Flash Attack Award, BerlinBETA festival, 2000
Blur02 New York, 2002; Sundance Online Film Festival, 2002; "Blur + Sharpen" series at USC, 2002; Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001; Ars Electronica, 2001; Streaming Cinema, 2001; ResFest 2000 tour Licensed for M2 Interstitial, 2001
"BLiX," 2000
Director and Animator, short for internet distribution
Produced by Gamelab for
M2 (MTV Networks), 1998
Director, (9) 15" concept interstitials- animated, some live action
"Body of Correspondence," 1994
Co-Director with Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury, 1-hour 16mm fiction film
Award: San Francisco International Film & Video Festival's "New Visions" Award, 1995
Screenings on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting networks
Funded by the Independent Television Service
"Funeral," 1990
Director and Producer, experimental film short
Awards: "Prix du Cinema de Demain," S-8 and Video Festival, Brussels, 1990; "Best Experimental Film," NJ Film Festival, 1990; Seattle Video Shorts, 1990
Screenings: WGBH's "New Television" Series, 1991; Brooklyn Museum, 1991; Women in the Director's Chair, 1990
Music Video Direction 1992-1998
For Morcheeba, Aterciopelados, Titan, David Byrne + Caetano Veloso, DJ Soulslinger, Barkmarket
Award: 1998 MTV Latin Music Video Awards Best Alternative Video for Aterciopelados's "Estuche"

Interactive Projects:

PDPal, 2002
Interaction Design and Art Direction, wireless art project
IBM Research, 2000-2002
User Interface Design for computer-human interface projects:
Steelcase / IBM "Bluespace," Office of the Future (on display at Epcot Center) IBM / Philip Glass "engine" and web site (in development)
"Optic Nerve," 1998
Art Director, catalogue CD-ROM
The work of David Wojnarowicz, for the New Museum retrospective
The Red Hot Organization, 1998
Producer and Art Director, web site
"The Bachelor Machine," 1998
Creator and Director, online game
Commissioned by Bunko Games
Award: Microsoft's Game of the Week
"The Morning After," 1998
Interface Designer, gallery exhibition
In collaboration with Maureen Connor
Curt Marcus Gallery, NY.
"Happy Smackett," 1998
Producer and Director, online art work series
Commissioned by WORD and Scroll
"NuMate," 1997
Producer and Director, online art work
Commissioned by Razorfish SubNetwork
Permanent Collection, SF MoMA
"The WebWhore," 1997
Producer and Director, online art work
Commissioned by MAWA, Manitoba

Grants / Residencies:

Eyebeam Atelier, 2002, Artist-in-Residence (for PDPal)
Rhizome, 2002, Honorable Mention (for "PDPal")
Jerome Foundation, 2002, Media Grant (for "Little Miss NO")
Creative Capital, 2001, Media Grant (for "Little Miss NO")
Independent Television Service, 1992, Video Grant (for "Body of Correspondence")
Banff Centre for the Arts, 1992, Artist-in-Residence (for "Body of Correspondence")
New York State Council on the Arts, 1991, Video Grant (for "Naming the Animal")
The Kitchen, 1990, Video Grant (for "Funeral")


Faculty, 2002: Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, "Interactive Project Lab" at Bell [email protected]
Faculty, 2001: Banff New Media Institute, "Interactive Screen"
Visiting Artist, 1996-2002: NYU Interactive Technology Program, NYU Film and Video, Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts, USC New Media Dept.
Adjunct Professor, 1999: Advanced Interactive Design, Hunter College, Film and Media Dept.
Faculty, 1997: Banff New Media Institute, "Visual Design for Interactive Media"

Panels/ Presentations:

Blur02, 2002 "Power at Play" conference
USC, 2002 "Blur + Sharpen" screening series
Banff Center for the Arts, 2001, "Interactive Screen"
Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001 "Animutations"
Browser Day, 2000. "Ubiquitous Browsing"
Edgewise, 2000, "Art and Interface Culture"
Flash Forward, 2000, "Animation and Content Creation for the Web"
Hunter College, 1998, "Exploratory Interfaces"
Museum of the Moving Image, 1998, "Web Animation"
Banff Center for the Arts, 1998, "Avatar, Avatar"
Banff Center for the Arts, 1996, "Surf's Up"

Publications- Magazines:

Metropolis Magazine, May 2002, "Mixed Signals"
Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, January 2001 "Bad Ass Brains"
Nash (Ukraine), Spring 2001
ArtByte, Summer 2000 issue, "Braingirlitude"
Res Magazine, Autumn 2000, "Girl Talk"

Publications, Books:

Flash Frames (Billboard, pub.) Spring 2002
Pictoplasma (Deutsches Verlag, pub.) Fall 2001


BFA with honors, School of Visual Arts (fine arts), 1985;
Recipient of the Silas Rhodes Award for Outstanding Achievement
Barnard College 1980-1982