Danielle Siembieda (The Art Inspector)
Danielle Siembieda is an art service provider and creative entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area. She practices between genres 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” was incepted in 2009 as a method to reduce the carbon footprint of art. She recently received a grant from the Silicon Valley Energy Watch to conduct energy assessments on artist’s studios and take them through an eco-art makeover. Some of her other roles include being a board member of the Women’s Environmental Art Directory; San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee; and Media fellow at SF Emerging Arts Professionals. Siembieda has a MFA in Digital Media Art at SJSU at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media with a focus on green technologies, sustainable materials. Siembieda recently ended her position as 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: The Art & Technology Network, City of San Jose, Montalvo Arts Center and San Jose State University.
In the past she has been 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.