Zoë McCloskey



Cooper Union, BFA    California College of Art, MFA Social Practice   Hackbright Academy, Prep Coding Bootcamp

Relevant Skills

• Event promotion and presentation: Eventbrite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Prezi, Keynote, Powerpoint • Clerical: Google Survey, Google Docs, Word, Excel, Google Spreadsheet • Professional use of social media via Hootsuite • Research tools such as JStor, Google Scholar, ARTstor • Cloud storage: Dropbox, Vimeo, Flickr, Google Drive, WeTransfer • Documentation: A/V equipment, Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, iMovie • Online travel booking and cost comparison. • Workday time approvals and purchasing • Vault uploading • EMS room and event scheduling • Webadvisor class search and budget access • Moodle • Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS • Python, Processing, Arduino IDE, Unity • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator) • Rhino, CNC, MakerBot, SolidWorks, Laser Cutters

Event Coordinator

Marwen Foundation, Loft3A, Cabaret Voltaire, etc.


Booked performance at Cabaret Voltaire and recruited choreographer, musician, scenographers, and illustrators to create event, Zurich. Identified PR target list serve, wrote invitations, and created press release for Social Practice Convention at California College of the Arts, an all day convention which attracted 200+ participants from five partner institutions. Wrote proposal and lesson plan for multi-day teen workshop in DIY publishing for 30 students at Marwen Foundation of the Arts, Chicago. Booked 30 acts and created web and social media PR for eight events at 5,000 square foot music, writing, and art event space in Chicago that attracted 90-650 persons each event. Produced documentary of 750 year Anniversary of the City of Winterthur for the City of Wintherhur, Switzerland.

Assistant Manager SF Media Center 

California College of Art

2014- Current

Manage all events that require technician, videographer, or advanced AV needs. Daily duties include scheduling, hiring, billing, troubleshooting equipment, and coordination with Program Mangers campus wide. 

Calendar of Events

Media Center Website

NextGen Game Code Design Teacher

Bay Area Video Coalition


Design and teach curriculum that encourages youth to explore social justice themes while learning the basics of programming through an advancement of code lessons in Scratch, Twine, Livecodelab, Processing, Arduino IDE, and finally Unity (C#).

Student Work


International Program Coordinator

Locurativo Artist Residency


Lead program coordinator for artist residency program out of NYC with primary roles involving fundraising, overseeing projects and event coordination. Categorized lists of donors and wrote newsletter updates and project correspondence to 200+. Coordinated with web designer and graphic designer to create newly branded website. Created online content on a quarterly basis (locurativo.net and unvagonhermoso.net) Scouted sites for workshops internationally to discuss strategies for community enrollment.



Social Practice Artist with Focus on AI and Cognition


Sci Art in America
Straight Talk with Zoe McCloskey
Cover Story, 2014 

NYTimes Design Blog
Who Made That Dummy Text
Hilary Greenbaum, 2011

Arte Urbe
Mr. Fly and Dr. Rabias, eds
La Gunilla Editores, 2009

Zoe McCloskey's Lorem Ipsum Art
urbanartcore.eu 2009

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Firelei Baez and Zoe McCloskey
Good Morning East 2009

East Bay Express
Third Party: Arts and Culture Pick
Sarah Burke, 2016

Digital Artifact Magazine
Issue 3

Purple Journal
Lo Pequeno es Hermoso
Guiermo Ueno, 2008

Asi Esta la Cosa
Notes on Asi Esta la Cosa
ed. Arielle Bielak, 2010


Cabaret Voltaire
Zurich, Switzerland

Cyberpunk Apocalypse
Intro to Interstellar Travel
Pittsburgh, PA

Corner College
Intro to Interstellar Travel
Zurich, Switzerland

Time Travel Museum
Hallow Earth Radio
Seattle, WA

Bridgette Mayer Gallery
I Don't Want to be Misappropriated
Philadelphia, PA

Dream Money
Zurich, Switzerland

Third Party
Oakland, CA

University of Iowa Gallery
We Began There...
Iowa City, IA

Itcus Gallery
Beauty Salon
San Francisco, CA


Stanford University
Visiting Artist : Internet Art Class
Palo Alto, CA

Columbia College of Art
On Contemporary Graffiti
CC3 Gallery, Chicago

College Art Association
Big Data:Broken Algorithms
Hilton Midtown Manhattan, NYC

AICAD Symposium
Embodied Research
California College of Art, SF

Artist Residency
Dangriga, Belize

Contra Costa College
Media Maker Workshop
Contra Costa, CA

Gray Area
Incubator Program
San Fransisco, CA

Refugee Resource
Puppet Workshop
Detainee Center, PA

Beam Camp
Artist in Residence
New Hampshire