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Beyond Manzanar: Exhibitions

Awards, Special Events

SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California purchases an edition of the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation for its permanent collection.
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Ogaki City, Japan. Artist in residence from November 1999 - March 2000 to produce the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality art project.

WIRED Magazine and the Asian American Arts Foundation Grant award for Beyond Manzanar virtual reality art project.


"Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement" at the KATZEN ARTS CENTER of the American University, Washington D.C., USA. The exhibit received two reviews in the Washington Post, by Michael O'Sullivan and by Philip Kennicott. Beyond Manzanar is mentioned at the end of both articles as one of the best in the show.

"Image War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict," a show at the Art Gallery of The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) curated by the 2005-06 Fellows of the WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART'S INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM.

"Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement" San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA.

Non-Stop: Ein Projekt zur Ambivalenz von Krieg und Frieden, KUNSTVEREIN WOLFSBURG , Wolfsburg, Germany. Reviewed (in German) in the Netzeitung

Solo exhibit, "Tamiko Thiel: Virtual Reality as Political Art," BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL / GOETHE-INSTITUT BOSTON , Boston, MA.

Xenopolis: Von der Faszination und Ausgrenzung des Fremden, RATHAUSGALERIE / KULTURREFERAT MÜNCHEN, Munich, Germany

"Highlights of the Permanent Collection" (continuing exhibition,) SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California.

Solo exhibit, Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA.

"Only Skin Deep," SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, WA, USA.

Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE), Darmstadt, Germany.

"Kyoto Biennale", KYOTO ART CENTER, Kyoto, Japan.

FILE-2003, Electronic Language International Festival, PAÇO DAS ARTES, São Paulo, Brazil.

"Lab3D," CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, England.

"NextArt: Provocations," FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, Maitland, Florida, USA.

"Highlights of the Permanent Collection," SAN JOSE MUSEUM of ART, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California. Ongoing exhibition of the Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation.
"Highlights of the Permanent Collection" opens on November 2, SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART, San Jose, CA, USA.

5th Media Arts Festival, TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo, Japan.

Beyond Manzanar solo exhibition, CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON COMPUTERS IN THE ARTS (CRCA), University of California/San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

RHIZOME.LA, Los Angeles, CA. Invitational screening of Beyond Manzanar.

SIGGRAPH N-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

COSIGN 2001 Conference on Digital Semiotics of Games and New Media, Amsterdam, Holland.

"Beyond Manzanar" solo exhibition, LOTHRINGERSTRASSE 13 / LADEN, Munich, Germany.

INTERACTION `01, 4th Biennale: World Forum for Media and Culture, Ogaki City, GIFU, Japan.


CAST01, "Living in Mixed Realities," GMD/Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany.

"INTERPOESIA - The Hypermedia Poetics." Sao Paolo, Brazil.

CYNETart 2001, Dresden, Germany.

KULTURREFERAT MÜNCHEN, special guest showing of Beyond Manzanar virtual reality installation at welcoming reception for Dr. Lydia Hartl, incoming head of the Munich Cultural Department, Germany.
IAMAS Artists-in-Residency Exhibition, TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo, Japan.

Webpages with photos of selected previous exhibitions:
(Please click on photos)

Tokyo Metropolitan
Museum of Photography,

Tokyo, Japan.
December 12-24, 2000

Cherry Blossom Festival

Seattle, WA, USA.
April 20 - 22, 2001

Text and images © 1998-2004 Tamiko Thiel and Zara Houshmand, all rights reserved.