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Danielle Siembieda

Alter EcoArtistat Art Inspector
light skinned woman with curly hair and glasses
United States
Focus area: Augmented Reality, Biology, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Digital Art, New Media, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art

Danielle Siembieda is the Senior Arts Manager for the City of San José Office of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs. She is the former Chief Creative Officer of the enterprise think tank Leonardo/ISAST. Danielle's mission is to empower communities by navigating complex systems that affect all of us. She has spent her career addressing the UNSDG’s with a focus on clean energy and responsible consumption & production through creative entrepreneurship and economy.

In addition to her cultural work, Siembieda is a systems artist practicing at the intersection of community, emerging technology and the environment. Siembieda holds an MFA in Digital Media Art at San Jose State University at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media focusing on green technology and sustainable materials. She has been artist in residence at the University of Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, home of the Genome Browser through UCSC’s Arts Research Open Lab.  Her social impact company, Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing art, founded in art, has received funding from Silicon Valley Energy Watch and working with the City of San Francisco Department of Environment to help artists work healthier and safer. She is also a member of the Ocean Memory Project, a collective of artists and scientists looking at what happens below water. Her work has been presented globally, including the 01SJ Biennial in the heart of Silicon Valley, the National Gallery in Copenhagen, and the Education Center of the National Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Journal Articles:

Crude Illumination: A Crude Oil Art Inspection

April 2021