Dan Zimmerman completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012. He was the art director for Whistler, BC, production company NuuLife Cinema, overseeing the aesthetic and conceptual direction of their fall 2011 release What Happened? His paper Art as an Autonomous Commodity within the Global Market was published by internationally renowned art-news digest art&education, and by London based magazine Chiaroscuro, and has been added to reading lists by artist-rights groups such as W.A.GE (Working Artists and the Greater Economy, NYC). In 2012, he participated in a group show at the SOHO Gallery for Digital Art, in association with the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York, on a project that combined public art with sustainable infrastructure. In 2013, he was featured in Alternative Currency, a feature length documentary on Calgary’s visual art community. His involvement with Alternative Currency included group shows at the Art Gallery of Calgary and at The Norman Felix gallery in Toronto. In 2013, Zimmerman formed The ArvbSpring with Roman Abdoullaev, releasing their first EP in July of that same year. The ArvbSpring is a music/art collaboration that investigates art as an activist practice, including the role of the contemporary protest or political artist, and the utility/futility of activist art. In 2014, Zimmerman was on the Board of Directors for Elephant Artist Relief (EAR) where he helped organize the inaugural Umbrella Visual Arts Conference (UVAC), created to specifically address Calgary artists and their economic stability, community engagement, and mental health. In January 2015, he will be releasing the iOS app LikeBlockr, the world’s first “like-blocking” app for social media. LikeBlockr will be launched in association with Atlas Sighed: The 2014 Calgary Biennial.