Ivar Zeile

Founder / Director
Denver Digerati
Denver, Colorado

Ivar Zeile is the founder of Denver Digerati, initiated in 2011 as an entity specializing in digital imaging applications for LED screens as a new and dynamic form of public art. Central to the initiative is Supernova Outdoor Digital Animation Festival, an annual event hosted by Arts and Venues Denver and the Denver Theatre District in the heart of downtown Denver. The Denver Theatre District's LED infrastructure is unique to any other city in the country, supporting a mandate to enhance the urban core through a dynamic arts presence. Digerati's vast curatorial depth cultivates a singular, worldwide network of leading artists and animators, including local innovators, in support of multi-faceted programming. A full project history is available at denverdigerati.com

In 2001 Zeile founded Plus Gallery, one of Denver's most prestigious and celebrated contemporary art operations previously located in RiNo. Zeile served as a member of the Denver Mayor's Commission for Cultural Affairs from 2006 though 2011, and in the last decade as a board member for a variety of art-related non-profit groups in Denver including PlatteForum, the Denver Art Museum's DAM Contemporaries, RedLine and the Invisible Museum. Prior to moving his visual-arts based focus to Colorado, Zeile worked independently in film and video, including a decade on staff with the Sundance Film Festival. Additional creative history spans diverse design platforms such as graphic, industrial, trade-show and interpretive museum design.