Zenka (Jenny Carden) is an independent artist and futurist who creates “Art for the Galactic Age”. She is known for her raku sculptures, augmented reality prints and high tech street art. Her art is held in the collections of fortune 500 companies like Delta Airlines and tech startups such as Survios, Merge, Senetics, StarVR and River Studios.
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 and humor is a big theme in both her street art and her 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 sculptures, entertaining people with her 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.