Marisa S. Olson is a San
Francisco-based artist and is also Editor & Curator at Large of Rhizome. She
has most recently performed or exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art,
the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive,
New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Pond, Foxy Productions, Debs & Co, and
the international Futuresonic, Electrofringe, Machinista, and VIPER festivals.
While Wired has called her both funny *and* humorous, the New York Times has called
her "anything but stupid."
Marisa has been active in the new media
field for ten years, writing essays for Flash Art, ArtReview, Wired, Mute, Afterimage,
and several other publications and curating exhibitions and special programs at
the J. Paul Getty Museum; FILE; the American Film Institute (AFI); the Gifu Museum
(Japan): the Uffizi Gallery (Italy); the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; White
Columns; Artists Space;SF Camerawork, ZeroOne; and SFMOMA, where she served, for
four years, on a media arts advisory commitee, as program chair and founding editor
of the zine, SMAC!.