Solarpunk Surf Club (est. 2020, United States) is an artist collective that creates and curates egalitarian platforms for surfing the waves of still-possible worlds. We elaborate on social ecological aesthetics AKA solarpunk in order to politicize, historicize, and demystify our collective utopian future.

Solarpunk Surf Club has presented projects internationally in galleries, museums, festivals, conferences, libraries, activist gatherings, and forest occupations. In 2022, our collective received the Future Art Award: ECOSYSTEM X from MOZAIK Philanthropy (Los Angeles) for our artistโ€™s game, Solarpunk Futures.


2023 Combined Talents: Southern Futurisms, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida
2023 Halftone Zine Fest, 21c Museum Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky
2023 28th Slavonian Biennale (curated by Valentina Radoลก), Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia
2023 Imagined Futures, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2023 Democracy, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin
2023 Nature 2023, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea
2022 Future Places, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2022 ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM (Curated by MIPSTERZ), Rubenstein Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina
2022 TMA Contemporary, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, Wisconsin
2022 The Nature of the Future, Leu Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2022 Printmaking: A Social Practice (Juried by Tyanna Buie), SGC International, Madison, Wisconsin
2021 Homecoming, Art Lofts Gallery, UWโ€“Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
2020 Grรฆn Rโˆžm, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison Public Library, Madison, Wisconsin

Workshops + Teaching

Solarpunk, Art, & Social Ecological Aesthetics, Institute for Social Ecology, February 1โ€“April 12, 2023

Solarpunk Futures: A Workshop for Utopian Remembrance

Social Ecology Summer Intensive, James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, Detroit, Michigan, July 7โ€“13, 2023

HASTAC: Critical Making and Social Justice, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC, June 8โ€“10, 2023

ISEA: Symbiosis, Forum des images, Paris, France, May 16-21, 2023

ย ย ย Gathering: Autonomies in Practice, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, March 29โ€“April 1, 2023

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin, March 10, 2023

21c Museum Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky, January 29, 2023

ย ย ย Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 10, 2022

UNRร„UMBAR FESTIVAL, Universitรคt der Mรถglichkeiten, Lรผtzerath, Germany, September 25, 2022

Cli-Fi Con 22, Climate Fiction Conference & Utopia Awards, Android Press, October 1, 2022

Anarchist Studies Network, Anarchist Studies Conference 7, August 25, 2022

Dual Power Gathering, Indiana Dunes National Park, Porter, Indiana, July 29โ€“31, 2022


Caleb Wexler, โ€œTechnologies of Hope: Solarpunk, Solarity, and Queer-Ecological Utopia,โ€ MA thesis, University of Chicago, 2022.
Nicole Barbara Pohl, โ€œSolarpunk Futures by Solarpunk Surf Club (review)โ€, Utopian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2022.
Shana Nys Dambrot, โ€œEcosystem X: The Hybrid in Art History, From Monster to Survivor,โ€ MOZAIK E-Zine, No. 2, 22-23, 2022
Leah Gallant, โ€œGoogle Maps Exhibition in Four Landscapes,โ€ MOZAIK E-Zine, No. 2, 30-31, 2022
Luka Dowell, The Roleplaying Game Helping Us Build Utopia, Solarpunk Now!, June 20, 2022.
J.D. Harlock, An Interview with Solarpunk Surf Club, Solarpunk Magazine, February 6, 2022.
Robert Evans, Solarpunk Gaming, It Could Happen Here, January 14, 2022
Justine Norton-Kertson, Solarpunk Futures: A Fun and Creative Utopian Storytelling Game, Solarpunk Magazine, December 12, 2021