Danielle Siembieda

Danielle Siembieda is the Managing Director of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST). Siembieda brings over 15-years of experience in community development and strategic communications. As an active leader in the art, science, and technology community, 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 also been a leader and fellow at Emerging Arts Professionals where she received a creative micro-grant and was nominated for the Ebony McKinney Leadership award. She has served the art & tech community with multiple roles including Community Engagement Manager for ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network where designed and developed communities around art & technology through the App Lab and Art Ambassador Program; 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; Managing Editor of SWITCH the online Journal of New Media (no longer in publication); and has been 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 focusing on the intersection of environment, technology and community. 

Managing Director
ISAST
Oakland, United States
Focus area: Biology, Bio Art, Bio Engineering, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art