Amanda Eicher lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A frequent collaborator, she also produces artworks, writing, and curatorial projects as an individual artist. With OPENrestaurant, her work has been shown and/or supported by SFMOMA, BAM/PFA, UC Berkeley's Arts Research Center and the UC Futures Working Group, the Botkyrka Konsthall in Tumba, Sweden and their residence in Fittja, the Fittja Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, in projects at CCA's Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, and in an upcoming residency at the Di Rosa Preserve and Stag's Leap Winery in 2015. With The Citizens Laboratory, works have been shown and/or supported by Southern Exposure and the Oakland Museum of California. Solo works have been shown/supported by OMCA, the Headlands Center for the Arts, CEC Artslink, Villa Montalvo Lucas Artist Residency, the Luggage Store, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor Projects, Catharine Clark Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, Adobe Bookshop, the Boston Society of Architects, and the LAB, among others.
Amanda Eicher's projects investigate the roles artists play in development processes; the ways groups engage in creative thinking; and intersections between traditional community-based art practices and contemporary approaches to social engagement in art, relational aesthetics, and dialogic practices. These works invite participants to interrogate, practice, and perform various cultural competencies and to create mobile leadership styles, negotiating growth and change through creative observation, collaboration, and problem-solving. Her professional work has included projects throughout the US, and in Cameroon, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Sweden, Morocco, and El Salvador.