Wade Wallerstein is an anthropologist from the San Francisco Bay Area. His research centres around communication in virtual spaces, new phenomenologies made possible by the digital, and the relationship between digital visual culture and contemporary art.
Wallerstein is the founder and Director of Silicon Valet, a virtual parking lot for expanded internet art, where he runs an exhibition platform and digital artist residency program. He is also Co-Director of TRANSFER Gallery in Los Angeles, which is an exhibition space devoted to simulation and other computational art forms. Wallerstein is a member of the UCL Multimedia Anthropology Laboratory, Clusterduck Research Network, and also serves as the Technology & Events Curator at the Consulate of Canada in San Francisco.
Most recently, he has curated an online exhibition alongside Faith Holland, Lorna Mills & designed by Kelani Nichole entitled “Well Now WTF?” featuring over 120 artists working with digital material. Wallerstein’s curatorial work has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Dazed, Canadian Art, AQNB, Elephant, the Los Angeles Times, Elle, Vogue, 4 Columns, the Japan Times, It’s Nice That, and more.
About Silicon Valet
Founded in 2019, Silicon Valet is a virtual parking lot for expanded internet practice, serving as a global hub for artists working with the internet and digital materials. In addition to an online exhibition program and near-daily Instagram showcase platform, Silicon Valet offers a virtual residency program that provides one artist at a time the opportunity to experiment with algorithmically determined & feed-based display environments.