Amanda McDonald Crowley
Brooklyn, New York
Independent cultural worker, curator: Public Art Action.
Inspired by artists working at the intersection of art, technology, science and social activism, Amanda specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.
She has recently developed exhibitions and integrated programs with 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). McDonald Crowley is past executive director of Eyebeam art + technology center in New York – recognized internationally as a model for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in art and technology. As past executive producer of ISEA2004 (International Symposium of Electronic Art) in Helsinki, Finland, and past associate director of the Adelaide Festival 2002 in Australia, she curated and produced integrated programs of internationally significant artist residencies, symposia and exhibitions. As former director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology she made significant links with art and science industries, developing a range of residencies and master classes to support artists in the production of new research and new work. Her most recent research has been at the intersection of art, food and technology– ArtTechFood.