Danielle Siembieda is the Managing Director of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). As a bold strategist on transdisciplinary programs, STEAM and creative technology, Siembieda develops collaborative explorations through partnership-driven programs such as Leonardo Education and Art Forum, art-science residencies with Djerassi Program and Nokia Bell Labs, and the rapidly growing LASER Talks program with over 40 partner sites around the world. She also fosters global scientific and artistic literacy through promotional leadership of Leonardo Music Journal and Leonardo journal, which has become the leading peer-reviewed publication of 50 years in art, science, and technology research.
Siembieda brings over 15 years of leadership experience in community development and strategic communications. She has served on the board of the Women Eco Art Dialogue, an organization founded on the mission to share art at the edge of social justice and the environment. She has been a leader and fellow at Emerging Arts Professionals where she received a MADE grant and was nominated for the Ebony McKinney Leadership award. She was the Community Engagement Manager for ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network where she designed and developed communities around art and technology through the App Lab and Art Ambassador Program; the Co-Project Manager of the San Jose Climate Clock Initiative, an ideas competition for green public art with the City of San Jose, San Jose State University, Montalvo Arts Center and ZERO1; the Managing Editor of SWITCH, the online Journal of New Media (no longer in publication); and a member of the San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee.
Siembieda has an MFA in Digital Media Art at San Jose State University at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media with a focus on green technology and sustainable materials. As the founder of Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing Art, Siembieda has turned this social practice project into a business, acquiring 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 art at “Alter-Eco Art” bridging Eco-Art practice and New Media at the intersection of environment, technology, and community. 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.