ZERO1 Blog

Body of Work: Women Artists talk tech

Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area’s contemporary and modern art fair, returns for its fourth annual show, taking place in Fort Mason Center with artworks from approximately 70 established and innovative up-and-coming galleries from around the country. The weekend also includes two panel discussions organized by ZERO1, special artist presentations, talks by Bay Area curators, and more. Don't have a pass yet? Get a complimentary VIP pass to the Opening Night Party here. Passes includes admission to the Opening Night Party on Thursday, May 15 from 8:30-10:30pm, as well as admission and access to the fair throughout the entire weekend. 

ZERO1 is excited to be organizing two panel discussions at Art Market this year:

Time to BRING IT!

This summer, through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we’re handing over the ZERO1 Garage to innovative performance artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Six projects will be selected to be part of the BRING IT! Performance Art Series, taking place at the ZERO1 Garage between June 20 and September 5, 2014. Selected artists will receive $500 in project support, and artists outside the San Francisco Bay Area have the opportunity to apply for additional travel grants. Apply today to participate in the BRING IT! Performance Art Series.

We are looking for proposals for event-based performance art, including, but not limited to, live performance, telematic performance, dance, live cinema, virtual/gaming work, immersive installation, multidisciplinary collaborations, audiovisual performance, and more. We support experimentation and risk-taking, so BRING IT!


Apply now for the American Arts Incubator Program!

ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and mural artists with a passion for community-driven art and an interest in international travel to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator. American Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program being developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based new media and mural art projects that bolster local economies, address a local social issue, and further social innovation. Artists will be working directly with ZERO1, U.S. embassy officials, and overseas partners to realize a series of public art projects that cultivate individual and community engagement and citizenship internationally. 

ZERO1 Fellowship/x

Just over a year ago, we gathered at the ZERO1 Garage to meet the first class of ZERO1 Fellows. They dove headfirst into their innovation challenges - researching, inventing, experimenting, prototyping - and now the moment has arrived. On January 22, 2014, come discover the ZERO1 Fellows' unique responses to their respective innovation challenges and engage in a rare opportunity to learn about the inaugural class of ZERO1 Fellows' experiences over the past year. From a cooperative urban experience and a new messaging app, to a web platform facilitating social practice art and an unveiled presence of public network connections, ZERO1 is proud to present the results of these Fellows' year-long journeys. 

C'mon Give a Sh_t! - Lava Mae brings toilets to the streets.

How attached are you to your toilet? San Francisco-based Lava Mae, a mobile shower and toilet service for the homeless is definitely attached to theirs and making good use out of it. Lava Mae, the brainchild of Doniece Sandoval, one of ZERO1’s Board Trustees, recently found out about ‘World Toilet Day’ and decided to mount a public art installation entitled C’mon Give a Sh_t!. The installation, is comprised of six “decorated” toilets, that will grace Market Street tomorrow near 10th from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Passersby are invited to take their picture with the toilets and upload them to Lava Mae’s Pinterest page.