Marisa Olson is a New York based, artist, curator, and professor. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College-London, History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Her work combines performance, video, drawing & installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture & the aesthetics of failure.
Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. She is also a founding member of the Nasty Nets "internet surfing club". She has published critiques of contemporary art and digital visual culture. Olson has previously taught Film Studies and New Media classes at UC Berkeley and NYU's ITP graduate program in the Tisch School of the Arts. She is now Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase. Olson lives in New York.