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Dena Winter [also known as May Waver]

New media artist + production designer

Lives and works in NYC





Beloit College 2011–2015

BA summa cum laude, Studio Art

BA summa cum laude, Health & Society

ACM Pune, India, 2013


gallery representation

Lemonade Gallery, Windsor, UK, 2015–16



solo exhibitions


perennia, Littman and White Galleries, Portland, OR, 2016 

Float dreams = 4D*cosradiansflower+sky; (also known as the cybertwee bb dome), Cybertwee solo show at Godine Gallery, Boston, MA, 2016

Afferent, Lemonade Gallery, Windsor, UK, 2015

Embedded Lullabies, commissioned series for, 2015

Real Girl, Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI, 2014



group exhibitions / screenings

Pre-Future,, 2017

Mutual Feelings 2 – VR: Cybertwee HQ , The Alibi, London, England, 2017

ULTRAFEM, Honey, Minneapolis, MN, 2017

Selected Works, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Friends Only, Pacific Place, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016 

Digital Dark, Public Access, Chicago, 2016

An Exhibition Of Artists That Have Unfollowed Me, Berlin, Germany, 2016, at

Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland, 2016 

#Them, Broadcasted live via Lemonade Gallery at, 2016

Austere Magazine Release Party, Art Baby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

The Front Presents: Into You, curated by Molly Soda and Rachel Bell, ATM Gallery, Austin, TX, 2016

This Video Requires a Password, curated by Ambar Navarro, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Art Show / House Show, Camaraderie Records, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Fr(o)(o)t L(o)(o)ps, curated by Paula Nacif -- TCC Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

New Vacation, curated by Julia Greenway, hosted by Interstitial -- Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, 2015

THE FUTURE IS WHATEVER, curated by Andrea McGinty, presented by BHQFU -- Nitehawk Cinemas, Williamsburg, NY, 2015

Give Me Ur Attention Vol. II, curated by Hana Aoake and Katherine Botten -- Audio Foundation, New Zealand, 2015

WAX 2, an event in partnership with Polyester Magazine, Girls on Film and Ligature -- Library Members Club, London, UK, 2015

Urgent: Beloit College Senior Art Show, The Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, 2015

#JETLAG: DEEP WEB NEVERLAND, curated by Dylan Neuwirth, Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Fahaheel, Kuwait, 2015

Sincerely, Sent from My iPhone, curated by Molly Soda for NewHive, online at, 2015

Free Things, curated by Jack Fisher, STCFTHOTS, Leeds, UK, and online at, 2015

gURL FREAX, curated by Paula Nacif, James Theophilos, Nu Evil, Church of Templehead, Chicago and online at, 2015

Body Anxiety, curated by Jennifer Chan & Leah Schrager, online exhibition at, 2015

GIM presenta:~Áreas Grises, curated by Gaby Cepeda, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Lima, Peru, 2015

Beloit College Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, 2014

You poked me on facebook, curated by Eve Rusk and Carly Newman, Gallery 637 New York, NY, 2014

Art/Word, curated by Nathan Fritz, Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI, 2014


Cybertwee Virtual Artist Talks Series, hosted by Cybertwee on tinychat, 2016

Cybertwee Virtual Exhibition, hosted on the Cybertwee HQ App, 2016

Eyes on the Prize, featuring photography by Simon Comminos & paintings by Sam Becker, Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI, 2015

girlhood, featuring photography by Sasha Jacobs, Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI, 2015

Outside Lines, Inside Lanes, featuring paintings by Sara DeLong, Gallery ABBA, Beloit WI, 2014





Brown University + RISD: Cybertwee artist talk and workshop, 2016

Massachussetts College of Art and Design, Godine Family Gallery: Cybertwee artist talk, 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department: May Waver artist talk, 2015 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jennifer Chan's Digital Practices class: May Waver artist talk, 2014



selected features/press

NewHive Blog -- Nature x tech = digiGarden 

SheRa Magazine -- Interview with Victoria Khroundina

Dazed Magazine -- Interview with Monique Todd

Bitch Magazine -- "Five Rad New Media Artists to Watch" by Miriam Karraker

Art21 -- Interview with Sam Wisneski

i-D Magazine -- Interview with Isabelle Hellyer

Topical Cream -- "Digi-Feminism" by Yasmin Geurts

Artforum -- "Women on the Verge" by Johanna Fateman

Rhizome -- "May Waver, 'Embedded Lullabies'" by Michael Connor



cybertwee press

New York Times -- "Where Art and Technology Collide" by Melissa Smith

The Creators Project -- "How to Build a Safe Space for Earnest, Feminine Cyberpunk" by Giaco Furino

Forbes -- "Love it or hate it, Instagram's new logo is so Internet right now"

Mic -- "Y2K Aesthetic Is New Again in Cybertwee, My Pastel Cyberspace Paradise"

Motherboard -- "I Bought Adorable Cookies on the Deep Web" by Kari Paul

Coin Cafe Blog -- "The Sweetest Things on the Deep Web"

Motherboard -- "Coming Soon to the Deep Web: Adorable Baked Goods" by Kari Paul

Broadly -- "Cybertwee Artists Are Overriding the Patriarchy with Cuteness" by Zing Tsjeng

Dazed Magazine -- "Meet the digital daredevils of 90s feminism"

The Digital Manifesto Archive -- "The Cybertwee Manifesto"

The Cage is Worms -- "On the Cybertwee Manifesto"





Emerging Artists Program, Tofte Lake Center, MN, 2017 





Best Instagram, City Pages "Best Of the Twin Cities: 2018" Issue, 2018

Beloit College Presidential Scholar, Beloit College, 2015

Theodore Wright Fine Arts Prize for Best Writing on Art, Beloit College, 2013

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