amc brief bio

Amanda McDonald Crowley is a cultural worker and curator who creates new media and contemporary art exhibitions and events that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration, and exchange. Amanda has recently developed exhibitions and public art programs with a broad range of organisations including Detroit Art Week, Kulturföreningen Triennal (southern Sweden), PointB (Brooklyn), New Media Scotland and the Edinburgh Science Festival (Edinburgh), the Austrian Cultural Forum (New York City), Pixelache and the Finnish Bioart Society (Helsinki), Gallery CalIT2 at the University of California, San Diego (San Diego), and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha). In summer 2018 she was curatorial advisor for two public art commissions: with Mary Mattingly for Art Prospect public art festival (St Petersburg, Russia) and for Di Mainstone’s Sunderland’s Northern Spire Bridge public art commission (Sunderland, UK). She currently works with Mattingly on Swale, a floating food forest in NYC and land-based initiatives in Concrete Plant Park on the Bronx River and on Governors Island, NYC; and she additionally has advisory roles on artist-run projects including Vibha Galhotra’s S.O.U.L Foundation, Delhi, India; Juanli Carrión’s Outer Seed Shadow, NYC; Shu Lea Cheang’s CycleX, upstate NY.

She has held executive leadership positions with Eyebeam art + technology center in New York, Australian Network for Art and Technology, and the Australia Council for the Arts. She has also worked on several significant international Festivals including ISEA2004 (International Symposium of Electronic Art) in Helsinki, Finland, Adelaide Festival 2002, and the Australian Video Festival where she curated and produced programs of internationally significant artist residencies, symposia and exhibitions. Amanda has had articles published in journals such as Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA), ArtLink, and Art Asia Pacific. She has done curatorial residencies at Helsinki International Artists Program (Finland), Santa Fe Art Institute (USA), Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Sarai New Media Institute (Delhi), and Banff Center for the Arts (Canada). Research expertise includes art+science, art+tech, art+food, public engagement, art residencies.

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