Amanda McDonald Crowley

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Amanda McDonald Crowley
BornMatamata, New Zealand
EducationAustralian National University, Sydney University, College of Fine Art, University of NSW
Known forCurator
AwardsGoethe Institute Scholarship; Postgraduate Research Grant, UNSW; Museums Australia Travel Grant; AsiaLink Residency Grant - Sarai, Delhi; Australia Council New Media Art Board Grant; Bogliasco Fellowship

Amanda McDonald Crowley is a New York-based Australian curator and facilitator who has created programs and events of new media art, contemporary art, and transdisciplinary work. She has been a board advisor of AKTIONSART[1] in Seattle since its inception in 2014,[2] and she was the Executive Director of Eyebeam Art +Technology Center in New York City from 2005 -2011,[3][4] and the Artistic Director at the Bemis Center from 2014-2015.[5]

Crowley has a Bachelor of Arts from Australian National University, double major of Fine Arts and German. She specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.

Prior to working at Eyebeam, she was executive producer for ISEA2004 held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea.[6] She was Associate Director of the Adelaide Festival 2002 and in this position was also co-chair of the working group that curated the exhibition and symposium 'conVerge: where art and science meet'.[7]

From 1995 to 2000 she was Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)[8] where she made significant links with science and industry by developing a range of residencies for artists in settings such as science organizations, contemporary art spaces and virtual residencies online; developing cross-disciplinary masterclasses for artists and curators; as well as beginning to establish links with media artists and organizations in Asia.

She previously worked with a range of arts organizations in Australia including the Australia Council for the Arts (the federal government's arts funding and advisory body), Arts Training Australia (conducting research for a multimedia education and training strategy), and Electronic Media Arts Australia (incorporating the Australian Video Festival).

She has done residencies at notable places like Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2002) and at Sarai in Delhi, India (2002/3), regularly speaks at international conferences and festivals, occasionally writes for journals such as Artlink,[9] RealTime, the Sarai Reader,[10] and Art Asia Pacific;[11] and lurks on a lot of media, technology and culture related email lists.[12]

She has worked throughout Europe and Asia, holding residencies in Berlin, Germany (1994/5), Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2002) and at The Sarai Programme at CSDS in Delhi, India (2002/3). Crowley is also a board member of NAMAC (National Alliance for Media Art + Culture).[13] She currently has a permanent exhibit at the Senior Planet Exhibition Center titled Invisible in Plain Sight.[14]

Amanda's curatorial practice was cited along with MoMA "trailblazing curator" Barbara London in Beryl Graham's New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences After New Media Art.[15] Additionally her curatorial work has been cited in the following texts:

Curatorial Projects and Exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ "Leadership". AKTIONSART. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  2. ^ "Introducing the Only Art & Technology Nonprofit in Seattle". AKTIONSART. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ "Amanda McDonald Crowley |". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ Cornell, Lauren. "Eyebeam Announces Amanda McDonald Crowley as Executive Director". Rhizome. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Press Release - Bemis Center". Constant Contact Archive. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "[ISEA2004] | ISEA Symposium Archives". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  7. ^ "Adelaide Festival of Arts | festival, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  8. ^ "Amanda Crowley - NAMAC Alliance 2016". NAMAC Alliance 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  9. ^ "Artlink Magazine | Contemporary Art of Australia and Asia Pacific". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  10. ^ "Sarai Reader 03: Shaping Technologies : s a r a i". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  11. ^ "ArtAsiaPacific: New Frontiers". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  12. ^ Eyebeam Art+Technology Center website.
  13. ^ Amerika, Mark (2007-01-01). Meta/data: a digital poetics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0262012332.
  14. ^ "Invisible In Plain Sight". Amanda McDonald Crowley. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  15. ^ Graham, Beryl (2016-04-29). New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences After New Media Art. Routledge. ISBN 9781317088660.
  16. ^ Cook, Sarah; Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (2010). A brief history of working with new media art: conversations with artists. Berlin: Green Box. ISBN 9783941644212.
  17. ^ Amerika, Mark (2007). Meta/data: a digital poetics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0262012332.
  18. ^ Judy Malloy (2016). Social Media Archeology and Poetics. The MIT Press. ISBN 9780262034654.
  19. ^ "Team". Swale. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  20. ^ "Food Nostalgia | Radiator Arts". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  21. ^ Administrator. "About CURRENT". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  22. ^ "X-Lab - Eyebeam". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  23. ^ "FEEDBACK - Eyebeam". Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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