Marisa Olson (1977, Augsburg/DE) is an artist, critic, and curator. She has organized exhibitions and programs at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, the Getty, White Columns, Artists Space, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and elsewhere, including SF Camerawork, where she was previously Associate Director. She's written for Wired, Mute, Afterimage, Flash Art, ArtReview, and others, and has written commissioned essays for the Walker Art Center, the Banff Centre's New Media Institute, and Eyebeam. Her own work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pacific Film Archive, and the New York Underground Film Festival. Marisa holds an MA in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz, and both a BA and MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she is a PhD Candidate and where she created and taught classes in new media in the departments of Film Studies and Art History. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the ITP graduate program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Curator at large and staff writer at Rhizome.
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