Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

ZGAC is inspiring a new generation of space adventures while supporting international efforts to set the stage for teams of artists to have permanent access to work on space transportation systems including the International Space Station and space flights to Mars and the Moon.  ZGAC was Co-Founded in 1999 by Laura Knott, Lorelei Lisowsky and Frank Pietronigro with a consortium of collaborators who continue to grow with each new project.  Frank Pietronigro currently serves as ZGAC Project Director.

2016 Arts, Humanities and Culture in Space Track       ZGAC STEAM SCREEN PROGRAM

35th International Space Development Conference – May 20, 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico


We hope their work sparks conversations among ISDC2026 attendees as these various creative and cultural responses, weave a keen psychology into the impressions of both cultural activities and space exploration within the space beyond borders.Enjoy ZGAC’s latest program presented Friday, May 20, 2016 during the 35th International Space Development Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico



2005   Report on Workshop on Space Artists Residencies and Collaborations

2006   25th International Space Deveopment Conference Space Arts Track

2007   25th International Space Deveopment Conference Space Arts Track Program

2007   Yuri’s Night Bay Area Program  (ZGAC Space Arts Documentary Starts on Page 9)

2008   Yuri’s Night Bay Area S.T.E.A.M. SCREEN Space Arts Program, Frank Pietronigro, Curator

2008   ‘I See The Earth’ Arts and Space Sciences Performance Collaboration with Astronauts on the ISS

2011    AdAstra Magazine Feature – Arts, Humanities and Culture in Space Exploration, Frank Pietronigro, Author

2013_Expanding The Heart by Frank Pietronigro, © 2013, Journal of Space Philosophy, Kepler Space University

2013   International Space Arts Workshop (ISAW4) May Lowry Burgess, Adarsh Deepak, Frank Pietronigro, Co-Chairs

2013   Expositions at the SETI Institue, Jean Luc Soret, Curator (ISAW4)


ZGAC supports arts, humanities and culture in space education, international outreach and conference programs that are organized as ways for artists, from all over the globe, to affiliate with ZGAC and experience the possibilities of collaborating with space flight technologists.

ZGAC Fosters greater access for artists to space flight technology and zero gravity space through creating partnerships with artists, space scientists and engineers, space agencies, space industry entrepreneurs, international arts and science organizations and leading universities.

ZGAC works to influencing turning STEM education to STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music and Mathematics).