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M.F.A. Digital Media Art

CADRE Media Lab at San Jose State University

San Jose, CA, Emphasis on Green Technology

B.A. Communication

University of Missouri Columbia

Columbia, MO, Certificate in New Media

Continuing Education

Curating Art After New Media – Professional Development Course
University of Sunderland, February 2020

London, U.K.


Deep Fakes course
Baltan Laboratories and Thoughtworks Arts, November 2020



Sr. Art Manager

City Of San José Office of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs

Focus on the Creative Economy and Community Engagement

Founder of San Jose Climate Art Program

Chief Creative Officer

Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology

San Francisco Bay Area 02.16–4.2022

Leonardo/ISAST drives innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology, because complex problems require creative solutions. As an enterprising think tank, Leonardo empowers an inclusive global network by instigating fearless creativity, complexity, transdisciplinary experimentation, and collaboration in pursuit of a more vibrant, just, and regenerative world.


  • Creative development and management of companies’ full-cycle art research ideation through programs, publications, and impact.

  • Examples of business development with academic, industry, and creative agencies include Nokia Bell Labs, ARUP Engineering, Arizona State University, Chronus Art Center in Beijing.

  • Grew international salon series from 9 local groups to 45 international branded community groups on a restricted budget.

  • Designed and implemented 50th anniversary strategy with 38 international events including a flagship art festival in San Francisco in 2018.

  • Provides leadership through transparency, equity and collaboration to an international community and to transdisciplinary thought leaders.

  • Increased individual giving by 300% in the first year.

  • Improved internal and external communications, increasing engagement and following on all digital platforms.

Principal—Consulting Services

Siembieda & Associates

San Francisco Bay Area 12.12–12.15, 2021- present


Provided consulting to city departments and agencies, small businesses, and the nonprofit sector in the following areas: departmental procedures/policies, community management/engagement, digital strategy, remarketing and crowdfunding. Awareness of policies, procedures, and state/federal regulations.


  • Sustainability Consultant with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

  • Art Consultant for the Safe Art Program City of San Francisco Department of Environment.

  • Communication Strategist for the City of Alameda.

  • Communication Strategist for DZINE Interiors.

  • Crowdfunding Consultant for Lava Mae: Mobile Showers for the Homeless.

  • Affiliate Program Manager for Leonardo/ISAST.

Community Engagement and Special Projects Manager

ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network

San Jose, CA 07.09–11.12


ZERO1 is a Silicon Valley hybrid arts organization. They connect creative explorers in art, science, and technology to provoke and explore new ideas that build engaged and vibrant communities. ZERO1 Produced the 01SJ Art + Technology international Biennial from 2006- 2012.



  • Developed and implemented social media plans and campaigns for organization.

  • Managed online communities through engagement and social platforms.

  • Branded, managed and marketed company using social media tools.

  • Created and managed measurement and key performance indicators and analytic strategies.

  • Created biennial social media programming including social media Art Ambassadors and intern program.


  • Collaborated and improved outreach with over 42 partner organizations. Providing a customer service approach and delivered services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful, and friendly manner.

  • Managed guerilla marketing programming including flash mobs and other visibility events.

  • Created ZERO1 App Lab including build-out of API and App Project Management.

  • Managing editor for the ZERO1 blog.

  • Integrated new technology trends into the organization.

  • Developed targeted content and messaging for brand and marketing outreach.

  • Brought in approximately $100,000 in in-kind services to the organization.

Co – Project Manager

San Jose Climate Clock Initiative

San Jose, CA 06.10–12.12


The SJCCI was an ideas competition to build an iconic landmark that measured climate change influenced public behavior and lasted for a least a century. This was a collaboration between the City of San Jose, San Jose State University, ZERO1 and Montalvo Arts Center.


  • Managed artists-in-residence for the San Jose Climate Clock Initiative.

  • Managing editor of Climate Clock Catalog.

  • Managed event planning and production of Climate Clock symposiums, forums, lectures, etc.

  • Developed relationships with industry and education.

  • Worked alongside the City of San Jose Public Art Program during the management process.

  • Organized resources within Silicon Valley to benefit the artists-in-residence.

  • Managed program visibility events for artist teams for academic and development communities.

  • Developed online communities through social media

  • Developed website content.


Siembieda, Danielle and Elia Vargas. “Crude Illumination: A Crude Oil Art Inspection.” Leonardo journal, v. 52-2 (2021). Available now online at


Siembieda, Danielle. “Cultural Commentary Project.” WEAD journal, Issue 10 (2020).


Siembieda, Danielle, Lasser, Robin, Leinin J. and Boissevain B. “Finding Refuge in Refuse at the Albany Bulb Landfill” WEAD journal, (2015).



Artist in Residency

UCSC Genomics Institute (Through Open Lab)
Santa Cruz
California, CA  09.19 - present


Curatorial Residency

Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art and Culture Project​
SOMarts Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA  08.14 - 05.15


Made Grant

Art Buzz Game
Emerging Arts Professionals 
San Francisco, CA  2014


Artist in Residence

San Jose, CA  02.13 - 07.13

NextGen Grant

Center for Cultural Innovation 

Award $1000 for artist needs for ISEA 2012 Conference
Albuquerque, NM 2012

Community Energy Champions Grant

Silicon Valley Energy Watch 
San Jose, CA 06.11 - 01.12






Hybrid Futures - Land, Genomics and Architecture

Telematic Media Arts
San Francisco, CA 5.2024 - 7.2024

Solo Exhibitions

Healthy Art Workshop

Intersection for the Arts

San Francisco, CA 2013

(Social Practice, Eco-Art) 

Post People Possibilities

San Jose, San Jose, CA 2013

(Sci-Fi Bio Art)

Healthy Art Program, An Energy Smart Exhibition

City of San Jose Windows Gallery

Curated and Executed Recipient of Silicon Valley Energy Watch Grant

San Jose, CA 2011-2012

(Eco-Art, Social Practice, Institutional Critique)

Art Inspector Workshop

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

San Jose, CA 2010

(Eco-Art, Social Practice) 


BURG MFA Thesis Exhibition

College of Engineering, SJSU

San Jose, CA  2010

(Data Visualization, Maker Art, Intervention) 


Art Inspector

Art and Design Gallery

San Jose, CA 2009

(Eco-Art, Institutional Critique, Social Practice)



How to Know What We Know: New Experiences in the Holocene
Center For Environmental Transformation 
Focus Art Fair, NY May, 2024


Yerevan, Armenia October 2023
Co-Operative Co-Existence 


Saint Petersburg, Russia November  2021

Guest Curator for Chaos and Cosmos Exhibition


What Makes us Human

Exhibition in Social VR, November 2020 - Present
curated by Jennifer Parker, UCSC Open Lab and Sesnon Gallery

Launch of Jean Gnome project with UCSC Genomics Institute


Lumen Prize 2020 Exhibition Catalog Presented by Leonardo

Exhibition in NewArt.City for the Lumen Prize 2020 winners, December 2020 - present
curated by Danielle Siembieda and Jack Addis


The Archive to Come

Exhibition in Social VR, Online and Gallery, October – December 2020
curated by Telematic Arts and Carla Gannis

Exhibited Eco-Elemental Archive


feminist tECnOart

Women Eco Art Dialogue Online Exhibition

Global 2018-2019

(co-curated exhibition with Praba Pilar and Isabella de La Rocha on women who are using engineering and technology to address environment and social justice questions in their work.)



The State Hermitage Youth Education Center

Saint Petersburg, Russia 2018

(exhibited part of Building User Response Gadgets, presented lecture)


SLSAeu Green

The University of Copenhagen and the National Gallery

Copenhagen, Denmark 2018

(Presented a Healthy Art Workshop, shared a short film about the Art Inspector and performed an Art Inspector Tour of the contemporary Danish the at the National Gallery.)


Almost Like Family

Dogpatch Cafe Gallery

San Francisco, CA 2017

(exhibited pieces from Refuge in Refuse)


Bioneers Conference

Eco Art Exhibition Curated by Women Eco Art Dialogue

San Rafael, CA 2016

(exhibited pieces from Art Inspector)


Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art and Culture Project

Curatorial Residency at SOMarts Cultural Center

San Francisco, CA 2015
(Social Practice, Augmented Reality, Wayfinding, Curatorial)

Collaborators include Robin Lasser, Barbara Boissevain, Judith Leinen


Art Buzz: A Game About Art Buzz Words

Emerging Arts Professionals at Center for New Music

San Francisco, CA  2014

(Game Art)

Collaborators include Katie Fahey, Jessie Johnson, Katherine Cantone



Lake Tahoe Community College Gallery

Lake Tahoe, CA 2013

(New Media Art)


Montañas a Mesas: A Game of Speed Agility and Flight

Come Out and Play Festival

San Francisco, CA 2012

(Game Art)

Co-produced with DC Spensley


Montañas a Mesas: A Game of Speed Agility and Flight

ISEA Conference, Albuquerque, NM 2012

(Game Art)

Co-produced with DC Spensley 


Aquaman and Kombucha Takeover

Beyond Landscape Women Environmental Artist Directory Group Show

Women’s Foundation, Novato, CA 2011 - 2012

(Bio Art) 


Trading Voices (collaborative project)

01SJ Biennial 

San Jose, CA 2010

Assisted with social and organization elements of project

(Dialogic Art) 

Art Inspector Workshop

Independent Artists Week

Yoshis, San Francisco, CA 2010

(Social Practice) 


Lift Off MFA Exhibition


San Jose, CA  2010

(Data Visualization, Maker Art) 


Polar Identity

Lead curator


San Jose,CA 2009

Artists included Andrea Polli, Xavier Cortada, Jerome Gueneau and Catherine Rannou, Phil Boissonnet, Andrea Juan, and Erika Blumenfeld.

(Lead Curator) 

Europans Starry

Night Montalvo Arts Center

Saratoga, CA  2008


Invited Member

Ocean Memory Project 

Collaborative network of researchers from across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities dedicated to exploring the intersection of Ocean and Memory and advancing Ocean Memory as a new field of scholarship and creative expression.




Lumen Prize

Category Moving Image 2021.

Category Moving Image 2020.

Category 3D Modeling 2019.

Category Artificial Intelligence 2018.

Board Member (Communications Director)

Emerging Arts Professionals

San Francisco Bay Area 2014.


Board Member (Chair of Marketing/Outreach Committee)

Women Environmental Artist Directory - WEAD

San Francisco Bay Area 01.12 - 10.14


Outreach Manager (Volunteer)

CODAME Art + Tech

San Francisco, CA 01.14 - present



San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee

San Jose, CA 10.11- 07.13



San Jose Airport Art + Tech Pool

City of San Jose Public Art Department

San Jose, CA 06.12

Media Fellow

Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA

San Francisco, CA 09.11- 06.12

A network focused on empowerment, leadership, and growth of next-generation arts and culture workers in the San Francisco Bay Area through knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and partnerships.

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