Marie Sester


The following is a condensed version of Marie Sester’s résumé.


1980  Architect DPLG Degree (M Arch), Ecole d’Architecture de Strasbourg, France 

2023  Ph.D. in Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA

Academic Affiliations and Residencies

2011 Adjunct Professor, Parsons The New School, Media, Arts and Technology, New York,
2005 Artist Residency, California Institute of the Arts, Center for Integrated Media, USA
2004 Artist Residency, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2003 Artist Residency, Eyebeam, New York, USA
2003 Associate Artist/Researcher, The SMARTlab Center at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
2001 Artist Residency, IAMAS, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan
2000 Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
1999 Artist Residency, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, USA
1993 Artist Residency, Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, Japan

Awards and Grants

2011 Recipient, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant, New York, USA
2009 Nominee, Alpert Awards Film and Video, Valencia, CA, USA
2005 Nominee, VIPER International Competition 2005, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Nominee, Rockefeller New Media Fellowship 2006, New York, USA
2004 Recipient, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant, New York, USA
2004 Recipient, Franklin Furnace Fund Grant and Residency, New York, USA
2004 Recipient, LEF Foundation Grant, California, USA
2004 Recipient, Webby Award, Net Art category, USA
2003 Honorary Mention, Interactive Arts, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2002 Recipient, Creative Capital Foundation, Emerging Fields Grant, New York, USA

Select Solo Exhibitions and Acquisitions

2008 Niklas Belenius Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 Public Gallery, West Bromwich, UK (commission/acquisition)
2008 gallery@calit2, University of California, San Diego, USA
2007 Fargfabriken, Laboratory of the Contemporary, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 California Institute of the Arts (Calarts), Valencia, CA, USA
2005 ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (acquisition)
2005 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
2004 The Kitchen, New York, USA
2003 Eyebeam, New York, USA
2002 Softopia Center, Gifu, Japan
2000 with Alain Bublex Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA (commission)

Select Group Exhibitions

2015 « Face2Face » A-part Festival International d’art contemporain Alpilles/Provence, France
2014 « Parcours Numérique » Centre Commercial Qwartz, Villeneuve la Garenne, France. Curated by Carine Le Malet, Le Cube Art Center, Paris. Permanent installation “ACCESS@Qwartz” (Collection Altarea-Cogedim)
2011 « Architecture of Fear » Z33 – House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium (catalog)
2010/11 « Uncertain Spectator » Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY, USA (Commission and catalog)
2010/11 « Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870» SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), San Francisco, USA (catalog)
2010 « Resurrectine » Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, USA
2009 « GLOW » Eindhoven, Netherlands (catalog)
2008 Singapore Biennale 2008 (National Arts Council), Singapore (catalog)
2008 The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Media_City Seoul 2008), Seoul, Korea (catalog)
2008 « Teleport » Fargfabriken Norr, Center for contemporary art & architecture, Ostersund, Sweden (catalog)
2007 Scope-Miami art fair, presented by Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery NY, Miami, USA
2007 The Celebrity Media Mash-up, EYEBEAM 10th Anniversary Celebration, New York, USA
2007 « Feedback » LABoral, Center for Art & Creative Industries, Gijon, Spain (catalog)
2006 « ON/OFF » Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (catalog)
2005 « Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht » ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
2004 Villette Numérique Festival, Paris, France
2003 « Beta Launch 03 » Artists in Residence exhibition, Eyebeam, New York, USA
2003 « Ars Electronica 2003 » Interactive Art, Linz, Austria (catalog)
2003 « SIGGRAPH 2003 » Emerging Technologies Exhibition, San Diego, USA (catalog)
2001 « Blind Vision: video and the limits of perception » San Jose Museum of Art, USA (commission)
2000 « Light fantastic » curated by Constance Lewallen, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
2000 « Home » Centre d’Art Contemporain de Pougues-les-Eaux, France
1999 Rebecca Bournigault, Matthieu Laurette, Marie Sester: « Three French media artists explore the obvious and the unseen » New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA (commission)
1999 « Souvenir Utopie » Stadthaus Ulm, Germany (catalog/commission)
1999 « Pacaembù » Laboratoire, Sao Paulo, Brazil (catalog/commission)
1998 « Renate Buser, Marie Sester, Elizabeth Wright » Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (catalog)
1998 « Digital mapping: Architecture as media » curated by Hani Rashid, Artists Space, New York, USA (commission)
1997 Kwangju Biennale, co-curated by Julie Lazar and Richard Koshalek (LAMOCA), Korea (catalog/commission)
1996 « Arcos da Lapa » Laboratoire, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (catalog/commission)
1994 Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Select Press and Media

• Zimmerman, Emily. ‘Interview With Marie Sester.’ Uncertain Spectator. 2010 (

• Waelder, Pau.’El arte de la conversacion aumentada.’ Arte, cultura e innovacion. 2010 (

• Cameron, Andy. “Andy Cameron on ACCESS”, V&A Magazine, Winter 2009

• Troika. Digital by Design. London:Thames & Hudson, 2009

• Debatty, Regine. ‘Media_city Seoul, round one.’ We Make Money Not Art. 2008 (

• ‘Meet Marie Sester.’ September 13, 2008 (

• Hart, Hugh. ‘Surveillance, a trend to watch.’ LA Times. January 13, 2008 (

• ‘Marie Sester’, El Niuton, Vol. 4. 2007 (

• Debatty, Regine. ‘Interview with Marie Sester.’ We Make Money Not Art. 2006 (

• ACCESS listed in the “50 Coolest Websites 2004” by Time Magazine Online Edition, USA (

• Profile of Marie Sester by Holly Willis for the Creative Capital Foundation, December 2002.

Select Publications

2003L’Architecture du Paradis Artist Pages (p 33-34) appear in Leonardo
Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 1 – February 2003, MIT Press, USA
2002A. Pilpré, M. Sester, M, Naimark, J-C Terrillon, Y. Niwa, 2002, « ACCESS: A Video-based Tracking Spotlight.&raquo
In Proceedings of VSMM 2002, Korea
2000« Marie Sester – Quelque chose contraint quelqu’un» – book,
with text by J.M. Gleize, published by Al Dante, Paris, France
– available at
1998« Four Engines » in La Mazarine, Dec. 98, V118-V119,
editions du treize mars, Paris, France
1997« The Gate » in SuperUmbau n°2, edited by Ania
Corcilius, New York, USA – Hamburg, Germany
1997« Les Trois Cités » in Nioques n°1.3, edited
by J.M. Gleize, published by Al Dante, Paris, France
1995« Ex voto – Dans le paysage » artist book, with
Anne Cauquelin, published by Collodion, Marseille, France
1994« Elinkine en pays Diola », artist book, with text by
G. Barrière, published by Voix R. Meier, Metz, France
1994« Hotel Room » catalog, published by the Centre d’Art
Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris, France
1992Réalisation vidéo « Mires, 1992 », Pittiwaf
Nelson Production, Strasbourg, France
1990« Le beau langage », film 16 mm, Pittiwaf Nelson Production,
Strasbourg, France

Speaking Engagements

2013Eyebeam – Art + Technology Center, New York, USA
2013ITP – Inter Telecommunications Program, New York University, NY, USA
2012“Syncretic Transcodings” Symposium, Hexagram|Ciam, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
2011Z33 – House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
2010Pratt Institute –School of Art and Design, New York, USA
2010RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Dept of Art, Troy, NY, USA
2009University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2008Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2008Singapore Biennale, City hall, Singapore
2008Gallery@calit2, University of California San Diego, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), San Diego, CA, USA
2008University of California, Los Angeles /UCLA Department of Art and Design | Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), CIM – Center for Integrated Media, Valencia, CA, USA
2005Rhodes Island School or Design (RISD), Digital Media Department, invited by Christiane Paul, Providence, RI, USA
2004Eyebeam – Art + Technology Center, New York, USA
2004ACT – The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, directed by Ken Goldberg, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
2003The Kitchen – Center for video, music, dance, performance, film, and literature, Discussion with McKenzie Wark, New York, USA
2003Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center, panel with Dan O’Sullivan, New York, USA
2003ITP – Inter Telecommunications Program, New York University, NY, USA
2003School of visual Arts, New York, USA
2002Inter Medium Institute (IMI), Osaka, Japan
2001IAMAS – Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, invited by Itsuo Sakane, Ogaki, Japan
2000Art Alliance Lab, San Francisco, CA, USA

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