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Who Is Mark Amerika?

Mark Amerika has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, ZKM, the Biennale de Montréal, and the American Museum of the Moving Image.

In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, featured Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME including his groundbreaking works of Internet art GRAMMATRON and FILMTEXT as well as his feature-length work of mobile cinema, Immobilité. In 2012, Amerika released his transmedia narrative, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, a multi-platform net artwork commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A frequent keynote speaker, Amerika has presented his art and contemporary art theories to over 100 audiences throughout the world. Events he has keynoted include the “Disrupting Narratives” symposium at the Tate Modern, the Electronic Literature Organization “Visionary Landscapes” conference in Vancouver, the “Misunderstanding” festival for the International Network of Performance Artists in Zurich, the Digital Interconnections festival in Tokyo, transmediale in Berlin, the “Buddhism and New Media” conference in Seoul, the Ciber@rt Bilbao festival in Spain, and the Seminário Internacional de Cinema e Audiovisual in Salvador, Brazil. He has given visiting artist presentations in scores of museums, universities, and contemporary arts centers including the visiting artist series at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokyo, the Australia Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, and the Microwave Festival and Videotage in Hong Kong.

Amerika has had five early and/or mid-career retrospectives including the first two Internet art retrospectives ever produced (Tokyo and London). He is the author of many books including remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011 and and META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007). His novels include The Kafka Chronicles (University of Alabama Press / FC2, 1993), Sexual Blood (University of Alabama Press / FC2, 1993), and 29 Inches (Chiasmus Press, 2007). In 2014, Amerika published his “auto-translation / remix” of Raymond Roussel’s Locus Solus. This special centenary translation of Roussel’s prototypical work of surrealist writing was published with Counterpath Press.

A Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Amerika is the Founding Director of the new Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance in the College of Media, Communication and Information. His Internet art can found at his website,

He lives and works in Boulder, CO and Kailua, HI.


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