Andrea Polli works at the intersection of art, science and technology and her practice includes media performance, installation, public art, curating and writing. She is a Professor of Art & Ecology with a joint appointment between Art and Engineering, the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media, and Director of the Social Media Workgroup at the Center for Advanced Research Computing at The University of New Mexico. She holds a doctorate from the University of Plymouth and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Polli‘s work with art/science, technology has been presented widely internationally including the Whitney Museum of American Art and has received numerous awards including NYFA and UNESCO. Among other organizations, she has worked with the NASA/Goddard Institute Climate Research Group and the National Center for Atmospheric Research and has been funded by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Fulbright including two over $1.5 million projects: ISEA2012 and the 5-year NSF-funded SEPTET project.
Her work has been reviewed by the LA Times, Art in America, Art News, The New Yorker and others. She is co-editor of the Arid Journal and her latest book is Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles.