Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. She uses systems, materials, and technologies--including food, software, and animation--to foster intimate connections between people and non-human agents. Most recently, she has collaborated on Making the Best of It: Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos, a series of tasting events using regional species indicative of anthropogenic environmental change, and Climoji, a set of climate change emoji. Zurkow has been granted awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. She is on faculty at ITP / Tisch School of the Arts, and is represented by bitforms gallery. She would rather be in the ocean than on Mars.