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Amy Balkin is a San Francisco-based artist whose work focuses on how humans create, interact with, and impact the social and material landscapes they inhabit.

Andrej Zdravič is a visual artist working in collaboration with the Bay Observatory Gallery.

Anom learned mask making and masked dancing from his uncle and the art of shadow puppetry from his father, both of whom are well-known artists in Bali. Carrying on these traditions at sacred ceremonies is deeply important to Anom and his family.

Benjamin Levy is a choreographer, dancer, and artistic director. Levy is developing a participatory work that explores group dynamics, collaboration, and social boundaries to debut in the new Exploratorium.

Cris Benton is an artist who takes aerial photographs using homemade kite-cameras.

Dave Cerf is a filmmaker, musician, sound artist, and software designer based in San Francisco. During his residency, Cerf is creating a unique and dynamic soundscape for the Exploratorium's new Forum, and also composing a new soundtrack for a specially selected work from our cinema arts collection.

Eric Fischer is a programmer and visualization artist who creates maps that use publicly available data and social media content to explore activity patterns and relationships among people and the places where they live.

For more than 15 years, Harrell Fletcher has been at the forefront of an art field called "social practice," a medium that tends to engage audiences directly through the creation of intangible, collaborative experiences. Fletcher developed The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows, a four-day trek from the Exploratorium to the summit of Mt. Diablo, which took place in July 2013.

Jane Wolff's process is concerned with the hybrid landscapes produced by natural process and cultural intervention. Land/Water—her two-part installation for our recent Observing exhibition—combines reflections on the ephemeral nature and language of the San Francisco shoreline with tangible evidence of research and investigation.

Based in Denmark and Berlin, artist Jeppe Hein reconfigures the standard-issue park bench to inspire new forms of social engagement and communication.


In conjunction with the Exploratorium's Geometry Playground exhibition, John Edmark, a Stanford art and design professor, created the Geometron, a polyhedral kaleidoscope utilizing a live video feed.


John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process, and natural systems. While in residence, Roloff investigated the various geo-compositional histories of the new Exploratorium site.

Ken Murphy is a tinkerer, programmer, and artist working in a variety of media.  He's an active participant in the "maker" community, and has invented simple, creative projects to teach kids about electricity. In his time-lapse work, he's developed unconventional techniques for capturing and presenting time-lapse imagery, and has produced several long-term projects, some which span several years.

Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. They are currently developing a suite of projects for the outdoor public space of the Exploratorium's home on Pier 15.

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian media artist whose immersive video installations reflect on the connections between people and the natural world. Her haunting 2001 work Invisible by Night inaugurates the Black Box exhibition space at the Exploratorium.

Maarten Baas is a ground-breaking Dutch artist and designer.


Meara O'Reilly is a sound and visual artist living in Northern California, making instruments, songs, and performance installations based on the resonant frequencies of spaces, materials, and the human vocal tract.

<p>Michael Davis collaborated with the Bay Observatory to create Inverted View.</p>

Film and video maker Michael Rudnick has presented more than 100 works at various venues including the San Francisco Cinematheque, SFMoMA, the Centre Pompidou, the Cannes Film Festival, and Anthology Film Archives. Rudnick has created a series of high- and low-tide studies along the shore, multiple time-lapse videos from the roof of our new building, and a longer form meditation on time and tide along the Embarcadero.


Nate Boyce is a San Francisco-based moving image maker and sculptor whose work explores tensions between two and three dimensions. Boyce took up residence in the Palace of Fine Arts optics studio to experiment with analogue optical instruments.

Nina Katchadourian works across various media—including photography, sculpture, video and sound—incorporating playful juxtaposition and smart conceptual twists to provoke us to re-see everyday natural and cultural phenomena.

Norman Tuck is kinetic sculptor based in San Francisco. A retrospective exhibition of his work, Art Machines, has traveled to seven museums within the United States and Europe.

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. He is currently in production on a 16-mm film shot on location around the Exploratorium's new home.

Pe Lang creates hand-built, mechanized, kinetic sculptures that delicately balance order and chaos.

Megan and Rick Prelinger are interested in exploring how libraries with specialized, unique, and arcane collections can exist and flourish outside protected academic environments and be made available to people working outside of those environments, especially artists, activists and independent scholars. The Prelinger Library is an appropriation-friendly, browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents located in San Francisco, California, USA, run by Megan and Rick Prelinger.

Rebecca Cummins explores the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena. She has exhibited widely in Australia, the U.S., and Europe. Exhibitions include the Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China; The South Australia Biennale of Australian Art; The Biennial of Seville, Seville, Spain; and Wireless Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland. She teaches at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Sam Green is an experimental and documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco and New York. While in residence, Green is working on Fog City, a 16mm cinematic study of fog in the Bay Area that aims to make viewers more aware of the complex systems of wind and water.

Sam Taylor-Wood is an internationally recognized artist and filmmaker based in London.


Tauba Auerbach's elegant, methodical compositions deconstruct the conventional ways that visual and perceptual information is conveyed. At the Exploratorium she collaborated with our Geometry Playground project team to create a giant drawing machine.


Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture and expanded media. At the Exploratorium she developed a sound component for her "core sampling" project.

Woody Sullivan is an astronomer and historian of science at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has designed many public sundials in the Seattle region, as well as the first extraterrestrial sundial on NASA's Mars Rovers.

Zarouhie Abdalian is an Oakland-based artist interested in the links between social and sensory perception. The first stages of her residency will be spent in dialogue with the people, concepts, and things that make up the Exploratorium.