ZERO1, an art and technology collective based out of San Jose, made a big announcement last week as the organization continues to make strides toward executing their 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, a contemporary art festival that consists of exhibitions, public arts and performances and events which showcase work by a global community of artists.

The announcement sheds light on several aspects of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, particularly the theme of this year’s art festival and the unveiling of the five women who are to serve as curators for the event.

With this in mind, ZERO1 has declared the theme of this year’s 2012 ZERO1 Biennial theme to be “Seeking Silicon Valley,” with the overarching aim of transforming the influential region into a network of art activity.

Joel Slayton, the executive director of ZERO1, said that with the 2012 Biennial, ZERO1 hopes to expand on both their cultural and corporate networks, forming partnerships with the hopes of creating a more dynamic network.

“With the cultural side, we are engaging cultural institutions from San Jose up the Peninsula to San Francisco and across to the East Bay,” he said. “The goal is to create a true Bay Area-wide experience and to reflect what we define as Silicon Valley—not a set geographical region, but rather a state of mind.”

ZERO1 is an organization that aims to blend art and technology in an effort to shape the future and by branching out their influence to encompass more of the Bay Area. The non-profit hopes to use the arts to redefine and re-architect the typical views and standards surrounding Silicon Valley.

The organization has put together an international team of five female curators to plan and shape the endeavor, with ZERO1 staff curator and director of programs Jaime Austin taking the lead. Other guest curators include Dooeun Choi of South Korea, Gisela Domschke of Brazil, Michelle Kasprzak of Canada and Regina Moller of Germany who are all set to bring their talents and vision to the table.

ZERO1’s plans for their 2012 Biennial are proving to be very ambitious, and with a multitude of talent and passion for their mission goals, it appears things are coming together for the organization’s yearly event.

“The spirit of creativity and innovation synonymous with Silicon Valley is reflected in all aspects of ZERO1,” Slayton said. “The artists, exhibitions and performances we commission and present mirror the modes of operations in Silicon Valley and push boundaries by provoking new ideas and radical experimentation.”