Cleo Barnett is a producer, curator and artist born in New Zealand and currently based from the United States. In solidarity with her international networks, Cleo’s work creates space for community building. This can manifest in multiple forms including photography, moving image and immersive installations as well as large scale public art campaigns, festivals, exhibitions, and occasionally advertising takeovers. Her process is a combination of research, intuition and collaboration in order to explore methods of exposure and the poetics of space.
In 2016 Cleo graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a masters in Art and Public Policy. She earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Auckland in 2013, double majoring in Political Science and International Business. Today she is the Program Director of the Amplifier Foundation and continues to work in New Zealand and across the United States.