ZERO1 Exhibitions

Apply now to participate in the 2017-18 American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator: Request for Qualifications
ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and new media artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven public art to apply to participate in American Arts Incubator (AAI).
American Arts Incubator is an international creative exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program utilizes community-driven public art projects to instigate dialogue, bolster local economies, and further social innovation.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator: Request for Qualifications for Artists
ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and new media artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven public art to apply to participate in American Arts Incubator.

Past ZERO1 Exhibitions

Field Tools of the Anthropocene

Saturday, August 6, 2016 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, in collaboration with the Otago Museum, invites you to the exhibition featuring Climate Kit, by the artists Sarah Dean and Beth Ferguson.
The exhibit displays their work as well as four community projects mentored by the artists during their time in Dunedin. The projects explore global climate research, geography, and the night skies in the Otago Peninsula.

The Swings

Thursday, August 4, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Plaza de Cesar Chavez: 194 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
For two months, The Swings will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. The plaza is between The Tech Museum of Innovation and the Fairmont Hotel, near the San José McEnery Convention Center. During The Swings’ stay in San José, the park will also be hosting the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and other special events.
For parking suggestions, visit Park SJ.

Border Crosser by Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works

Sunday, January 31, 2016 to Sunday, February 7, 2016
ZERO1 is thrilled to commission artist Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works(ARW) Border Crosser during the week leading up to SB50.  Rising 40 feet from the ground and arching across an imaginary border before forming a bridge and touching down on the “other side,” Border Crosser is the first of a series of large-scale inflatable robotic sculptures that poetically explore the notion of borders by artist Chico MacMurtrie/ARW. Sculpturally and architecturally, the Border Crosser, when fully extended, refers to telecommunication and electrical towers. In performance, it is gently arching in one...

ReBioGeneSys – Origins of Life

Friday, February 6, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
Adam W. Brown with collaborator Robert Root-Bernstein
ReBioGeneSys – Origins of Life is a hybrid installation that combines sculpture, chemistry, alchemy, and conservation to evolve an extreme minimal ecosystem.

ZERO1 Garage Society

Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015


Karolina Sobecka // The Cloud Collection

Friday, October 3, 2014 to Friday, December 19, 2014
ZERO1 welcomes the solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Karolina Sobecka exploring connections between clouds and information technology. In August 2013, Sobecka launched a weather balloon from the eastern hills of San Jose that floated to an elevation of 55,000 feet. Come see video and photographic documentation of its journey, while exploring projects such as Cloud Machine, a personal device for weather modification, the Cloud Collector, a device for collecting cloud moisture, and CloudServices, a proposal for using the atmospheric clouds and the microorganisms...

BRING IT! Performance Art Series

Friday, June 20, 2014 to Friday, September 5, 2014
This summer, we’re handing over the ZERO1 Garage to innovative performance artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Six projects were selected to be part of the BRING IT! Performance Art Series, taking place at the ZERO1 Garage between June 20 and September 5, 2014. All performances will take place at the ZERO1 Garage located at 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose. BRING IT! has been generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 


ZERO1 Fellowship/x

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tapping a new source for disruption and recognizing the inherent innovative power of the artistic process, ZERO1 launched its Fellowship Program in January of 2013.  This first class of Fellows was presented with an individual innovation challenge, formulated by ZERO1 in collaboration with an external sponsor.  They developed a line of creative research before formulating a response to the challenge and building the prototypes on view today - all in continuous conversation with both ZERO1 as well as the sponsor.