Zenka is an artist and futurist social engineer. She is a thought leader in the future of augmented reality technology and exponential change. Her focus is creating meaningful conversations around what is possible in the future using emerging technology and crowd participation. Her work can be seen in the permanent collection of Delta at JFK, Accenture Interactive in Soho, The Museum of Tech and Innovation, and tech startups in the US and Europe. She has spoken at TEDx and tech conferences around the country about the importance of leveraging our unique place in time.
Her work helps people find themselves in time. How can we leverage our unique place in history and prepare mentally for a future of fast change? Can disruptive tech revolutions offer exciting opportunities to improve and innovate on our greatest human challenges?
Zenka graduated from Northwestern University with honors in theater and film. She moved from film production into internet streaming technology where she focused on interactive media software development before dedicating her life to her art career.
Her work as a street artist began in 1998 when she started installing mosaic stars in the sidewalk for everyday people on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. She expanded this idea in the government projects of NE Washington, DC.
Participation is a big theme is her social experiments, street art and gallery work.
After a nine year stint in Argentina – Zenka returned to the US. three years ago. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she focuses on creating social experiments, sculptures, high tech street art, and speaking at augmented reality and mixed reality tech conventions. Her street art can be found installed around the world in cities such as Montreal, Panama, Buenos Aires, Portland, Paris and NYC.