Danielle Siembieda - Alter Eco Artist
Danielle is an Art Practitioner creating works in the intersection of technology and the environment. Her experience bridges the gap between arts marketing, curation and practice. Her portfolio of work spans out into Social Practice, Institutional Critique, Bio Art, Eco Art, New Media and Intervention Art.
Danielle Siembieda is an art service provider and creative entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works at the intersection of Social Practice, Institutional Critique, Intervention and New Media. Most of her work includes an emphasis on the environment and technology. Her most recent project, “The Art Inspector” began in 2009 as a method to reduce the carbon footprint of art. This project has been funded Silicon Valley Energy Watch to conduct energy assessments on artist studios and take them through an eco-art makeover. Currently she is the Deputy Director of Leonardo/ISAST, the first organization to showcase work in the intersection of art, science and technology. Siembieda holds a MFA in Digital Media Art at San Jose State University at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media with a focus on green technologies, sustainable materials.
Past involvement includes board and leadership positions Women Environmental Artist Directory and the Emerging Arts Professionals. Danielle has been a member San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee; and Fellow Alum at SF Emerging Arts Professionals. In the past Siembieda has had the Community Engagement and Special Projects Manager for ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network. For ZERO1 she is was charge of all things social media, audience engagement, technology research and trend forecasting, ZERO1 App Lab, Social Media Art Ambassadors, ZERO1 Intern Program and produces non-biennial artist talks and events. She has also been the Co-Project Manager for the San Jose Climate Clock Initiative, a collaborative public art project to make an iconic landmark measuring climate change and influencing public behavior. The SJ Climate Clock initiative is collaborative effort between ZERO1, City of San Jose, Montalvo Arts Center and San Jose State University. Other arts involvement includes New Media Curator at The Triangle Lab, a partnership between California Shakespeare Theater and Intersection for the Arts and has been Managing Editor of one of the pioneering online academic new media journals, SWITCH.
In the summer of 2009 she head curated an international juried exhibition, Polar Identity, featuring acclaimed artists such as Xavier Cortada and Andrea Polli. In the same summer she also worked on a project submitted to the New York Times “Dot Earth” and Artist As Citizen Group regarding visualizing data illustrating the urgency of the climate crisis. Other important projects include participating various stages of development and construction in the Transmediale award winning “Tantalum Memorial” — Reconstruction with artists Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji (Formerly Mongrel) exhibited at Superlight at the SJ Museum of Art during the 2008 01SJ Biennial and in Cincinnati. Also during the 01SJ 2008 a project proposal, Eco Environmental Archive, for the Climate Clock Initiative was on exhibit at the School of Engineering at SJSU.