Amanda McDonald Crowley is a curator who creates contemporary art and new media programs that encourage cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and exchange. Amanda’s work has largely been at the intersection of art + technology, and interests often revolve around working with artists who have a research based practice. She develops platforms to generate dialogue, and create space for social change and audience engagement.
A recent curatorial research focus has been food + art. Projects include food nostalgia at Radiator Gallery, NYC; Circuit of the Senses, a celebratory meal and participatory event conceived by artist Emilie Baltz at Bemis Center in Omaha; GastroLabs, developed with New Media Scotland for Edinburgh Science Festival.
Previous positions include Executive Director of Eyebeam, NYC; executive producer ISEA2004, Helsinki, Finland; Associate Director, Adelaide Festival 2002, where she was also co-chair of the working group that organized conVerge: where art and science meet; and Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) where she developed residencies and masterclasses for artists in settings such as science organizations, contemporary art spaces and virtual residencies online.