Emily Zimmerman

Former Assistant Curator

Emily Zimmerman has worked extensively in the context of universities, most recently as the Associate Curator of Programs at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, and, prior to that, as the Associate Curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During her time at EMPAC, Zimmerman commissioned new pieces from artists such as Melvin Moti, Gordon Hall, and Marie Sester, and she curated the exhibitions Uncertain Spectator (2010) and Slow Wave: Seeing Sleep (2009). Zimmerman received the 2011-2012 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship at BRIC Contemporary Art and served as a 2013 curator-in-residence at Residency Unlimited. Her writings have appeared in BOMBBig, Red & Shiny, and Contemporary Performance. She has served on a number of review panels including the New York State Council on the Arts and the Herb Alpert Awards. She is a board member for the Wave Farm.

Zimmerman holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BA (focus on Art History) from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

Events and Residencies

2015

Talk
Changing the World by Mining the Materials Genome
Talk
Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media
Series

2014

Talk
Dust to Digital: Loose Remarks on the Economy of Craft
Talk
The Spread Mind
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation, Commission, Exhibition
Melvin Moti
Talk
On the Notion of ‘Capture’: arché, techné, epistemé
Talk
Physics in reduced dimensions: nano-science for mega-impact
Talk
Why Does Consciousness Dissolve in Chloroform? The Story of an Enduring Mystery
Talk
Histories of Now: Time Diffractions, Virtuality, and Material Imaginings
Talk
Johannes Goebel
Film/Video
Directed by Godfrey Reggio
Performance, Commission
Anthony Marcellini
Performance, Commission
Anthony Marcellini
Festival
Film/Video, Series
Film/Video
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Season
Talk
The Test Drive
Talk, Commission
New Media, New Documents: On Images, Examples, and Evidence
Performance, Commission
“Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody”
Music/Sound, Talk
The Next Acoustic Architecture
Talk
Touching Words & Images
Talk
Programming the Universe
Film/Video, Series
Season

2013

Film/Video
Directed by David Lynch
Film/Video
Directed by Wong Kar Wai
Dance/Theater, Talk, Commission
Dance and Finance—Social Kinesthetics and Derivative Logics
Film/Video
Directed by Alan Schneider
Talk, Commission
Deconstructing Perception
Talk, Commission
How a Sausage Dog Works
Talk
The Design of Nanoscale Therapeutics and Nanostructured Materials
Talk, Commission
The Beautiful Violent Futures of J.G. Ballard
Series
Talk, Series
Film/Video
Directed by Carol Reed
Talk
Software Archaeology. On the Resurrection of Programs for the Mark 1, 1948–58
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Selections from Phantom Museums
Talk
Performing Technogenesis: The Affective Power of Digital Media
Film/Video
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Talk
See Me if You Can! Art and the Limits of Neuroscience
Talk
Experience and Experiment in Early Modern Europe
Film/Video
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Talk
Philosophy and the Art of Dying
Talk
New Frontiers in Glycoscience and Glycoengineering
Talk, Series
Campus Perspectives
Season

2012

Film/Video
Code Warriors and Future Cities
Film/Video
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Talk
Session: The Power of Networks
Film/Video
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Film/Video
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Film/Video, Series
Between Reality and Illusion
Talk
To Infinity and Beyond!
Talk
Art Fraud: Recognizing Authenticity in Art
Film/Video, Talk
The Eye As I Can See
Season
Film/Video
Directed by Richard Linklater
Talk
Empathography: The Art of Clinical Intimacy
Talk
Bitten: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People and not Others
Film/Video
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Talk, Commission
Talk
Zbigniew Oksiuta
Talk
MP3: A Hundred-Year History of an 19-Year-Old Format in Under an Hour
Film/Video
Directed by Alain Resnais
Commission, Exhibition
Ryan + Trevor Oakes
Dance/Theater, Performance
Annie Dorsen
Talk
Better Than a Thousand Words
Film/Video, Series
Season
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Series
Conversations on Art + Science

2011

Film/Video
Directed by Wim Wenders
Talk
Using Art to Express and Advance the Scientific Process
Film/Video
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Film/Video
La Jetée & The Eternal Recurrence
Talk
Visual Practices Across the University
Season
Dance/Theater, Talk
Movement and Mirror Neurons: A Challenging and Choice Conversation
Film/Video
Directed by Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger
Talk
Splashing Around in Art and Science from the Renaissance to Now
Talk
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Season

2010

Film/Video
Directed by Lars von Trier
Exhibition
Film/Video
Directed by Alexander Sokurov
Film/Video, Series
Exhibition
Festival
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Music/Sound
Season
Talk, Installation, Exhibition
Chris Salter
Talk
Margaret Wertheim
Film/Video
Season

2009

Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Talk
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Film/Video
Art21
Film/Video
Film/Video
Performance
Alvin Lucier
Performance
Alvin Lucier
Talk, Workshop
Series, Exhibition
Seeing Sleep
Performance
Season
Film/Video
Film/Video
Talk
Johannes Goebel
Season

2008

Film/Video, Series
Film/Video, Series
Festival
October 2008
Season
Season