Internally renowned NY-based artist, Marisa Olson, combines performance, video, drawing and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture and the aesthetics of failure. She has presented at TATE Modern, BFI, Centre Pompidou, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Edith Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst / Montevideo, the Sundance Film Festival, and at numerous other arts venues and internet websites, the latter especially as a founding member of Nasty Nets, the original "internet surfing club." Olson has written essays and reviews that have appeared in Flash Art, ArtReview, MUTE, Wired, Afterimage, and numerous internet weblogs, including Rhizome, where she was previously editor and curator. She has curated at the Guggenheim, SFMOMA, White Columns, Artists Space, the Performa Biennial, and SF Camerawork, whose journal, Camerawork, she also edited. Olson studied History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. She also briefly studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. She is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase.