Bio

Marnie Benney is an Independent Curator working at the juncture of art, science, technology and sustainability. 

As an Independent Curator, Benney has produced international exhibitions in city centers, public spaces, galleries and festivals with a focus on environmental issues, community building and technological change. 

As Director of North America for Lumen Art Projects, she was responsible for expanding operations from the U.K. into the U.S. and developing the strategic plan to curate/produce exhibitions, events, workshops and seminars in the Americas.

As Head Curator at SciArt Initiative, she helped grow the organization into a leading international non-profit dedicated to fostering the convergence of science, art, and technology. She has curated and executed dozens of exhibitions, cofounded an annual international conference, contributed to the production of 30 print publications, helped establish residency and micro-grant programs, and earned placements in leading publications including “The New York Times” & “Forbes”.

As a former Innovation Consultant, Benney has helped universities develop interdisciplinary programs that establish their position at the cutting edge of higher education. Her clients have included the University of Cambridge, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art. 

Before launching her career as an Independent Curator, Benney developed a deep understanding of the creative market through her work at The National Geographic Society, Anthropologie, lululemon athletica and Ogilvy PR.

Benney received a BA in Media Studies and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Multidisciplinary Art, and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

For consulting, curation, exhibition design, presentations or writing services please contact me at mkb@marniebenney.com.

 


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