Andrea Polli

bat-sounds03Andrea Polli works at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has been creating media and technology artworks related to the environment since 1999, when she first began collaborating with atmospheric scientists on the sound field known as sonication, with projects to develop systems for understanding storm and climate. Among other organizations, she has worked with the NASA/Goddard Institute Climate Research Group in New York City, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and AirNow. Polli’s art has been presented in the US in venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and The Field Museum in Chicago, and internationally in museums, galleries, and public locations in Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, India and Taiwan, among others. Polli has been recognized by numerous grants and residencies including a Fullbright and a UNESCO award. Her work has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, NY Arts and others. With Jane D. Marsching, she co-edited Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles. Intellect Ltd, 2011.

Polli holds a doctorate in practice-led research from the University of Plymouth in the UK. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico, with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering. At UNM she is the director of the Social Media Workgroup, located in the Center for Advanced Research Computing.

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