Andrea Polli

Professor, Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair in Digital Media

Andrea Polli is currently a Professor and Director of STEAM NM with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. She holds the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media and directs the Social Media Workgroup, a lab at the University’s Center for Advanced Research Computing.

Polli is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology whose practice includes media installation, public art, curating and directing art and community projects and writing. She has been creating media and technology artworks related to environmental science issues since 1999, when she first began collaborating with atmospheric scientists on sound and data sonification projects. 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 work with art/science, technology has been presented widely in over one hundred presentations, exhibitions and performances internationally including in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection and The Field Museum of Natural History, and has been recognized by numerous grants, residencies and awards including the NSF, Fulbright and UNESCO. Her work has been reviewed by the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, NY Arts and others. She holds an MFA fro the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a doctorate in practice-led research from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Her latest book is Hack the Grid produced by the Carnegie Museum of Art.