Mark Amerika

Still image from Mark Amerika's Immobilté
Still image from Mark Amerika's Immobilté
Still image from Mark Amerika's Immobilté
Glitch Landscape 1
Glitch Portrait 1 (Kafka)

Mark Amerika is internationally renown as a “remix artist” who not only reconfigures existing cultural content into new forms of art, but also mashes up the mainstream media forms and genres that most commercial artists work in. For example, his body of remix artworks includes published cult novels, pioneering works of Internet art, museum installations, large scale video projections in public spaces, live VJ performance, and most recently, a series of feature-length “films” shot with different image capturing devices in various locations throughout the world.

Amerika’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Walker Art Center, the American Museum of the Moving Image and ACA Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo, Japan. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, hosted Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME. He is the author of many books including his collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007) and his new hybrid publication project, remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press and remixthebook.com, 2011). Amerika is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His Internet art can found at his website, markamerika.com.

Artist Statment

REMIX YOUR LIFE OR ELSE SOMEONE ELSE WILL REMIX IT FOR YOU.