Danielle SiembiedaChief Creative Officerat Leonardo/ISAST
Danielle Siembieda is an Alter Eco-Artist and Creative/Managing Director of the enterprise think tank Leonardo/ISAST. Her 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 her role as Creative Director, she develops collaborative explorations through partnership-driven creative programs and initiatives. She leads Leonardo’s creative vision, including the Leonardo Residency Platform, brand and communications and special projects. She oversees Leonardo’s fast-growing LASER Network of cultural community leaders in over 45 cities worldwide, bridging the language, culture, and discipline divide. She also fosters global scientific and artistic literacy through the promotional leadership of Leonardo journal, which has become the leading peer-reviewed publication of 50 years in art, science, and technology research.
As an Alter Eco-Artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Siembieda works at the intersection of community, emerging technologies, and the environment. She is also an artist in residence at the University of Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, home of the Genome Browser through UCSC’s Arts Research Open Lab. Siembieda has 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. 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 defines her practices as “Alter-Eco Art” bridging Eco-Art practice and New Media at the intersection of environment, technology, and community. 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