Dani Admiss is an independent curator, researcher and writer. Across art, design, digital, new media, film and architecture, her work explores the mechanisms, capacities and assemblages between technologies and subjects. She is interested in the staging and consumption of these phenomena within critical and creative contexts, specifically the dialogue they share with emerging exhibition formats and emerging technologies.
She has curated exhibitions at Somerset House, the Barbican Centre, London Design Festival, and Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and has lectured at Royal College of Art, Vassar University/Goldsmiths College University, Kingston University, and Sunderland University.
Dani is an AHRC Block Grant-funded PhD researcher with CRUMB (2014-2017), a network for those who ‘exhibit’ new media art at the faculty for Art and Design at Sunderland University. Her academic research investigates emerging types of curatorial practice, focusing on the phenomena of ‘world-building’, critical-infrastructures and networks.
She is co-lead of a research project PHUNC (Post Human Unit for Neuro Capitalism), investigating Neurocapitalism, and cognitive and social neuroscience from the perspective of socially-engaged media arts and design practices. PHUNC uses art and design to develop public understanding of how neuroscience is being applied in society and explores human identity through engagement with emerging technologies.
Dani studied ‘Visual Cultures’ at Goldsmiths College University (2003-2006) and was awarded an AHRC Partnership Grant for her MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum (2011-2012).