The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) has named Amanda Herman interim education curator.
Herman is a multi-media artist who works directly with communities and individuals to create films, photos and public interactions that address complex social issues. Her film, “The Making of Talzar,” a science-fiction tale based on the real-life experiences of an Iraqi refugee in Sweden premiered, in a solo exhibition at Galleri Box in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013.
Since moving to the area from San Francisco in 2012, she has taught advanced photography, art and social practice as an adjunct at the Five Colleges, was founder and producer of “Live Art Magazine” created for the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton for the past five years, and has created many innovative projects with schools and organizations in Springfield, Holyoke and Easthampton.
Her work at UMCA includes leading students in collaborations with faculty and preparing graduate students to work as curators and undergraduates to serve as docents.
Herman holds an MFA in social practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
She replaces Eva Fierst, who has retired.