Originally from Long Island and Northern New Jersey, AMANDA SANFILIPPO is currently based in Miami, FL. A writer and cultural producer focusing on contemporary art and institutions, Amanda has been engaged in exhibition-making, public programs, and lecturing since 2006 with a focus on kunsthalle and public site-based commissions. She has published over fifteen distinct pieces of writing on contemporary art, including catalogue essays, articles, and reviews. After completing A BA in Art History from the University of Vermont (2007) and an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, (2012), Sanfilippo joined the not-for-profit alternative exhibition space Locust Projects in Miami to develop the organization’s fundraising portfolio, public profile, infrastructure, and programs. Sanfilippo has professional experience with Creative Time and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and as the Assistant Curator at the BCA Center for Contemporary Art in Burlington, VT where she also co-managed the Seven Below Arts Initiative residency program. Sanfilippo is the current curator of a series of temporary public artworks for the Miami Downtown Development Authority, exhibitions on view in September 2013, and is the current Curatorial Resident at Cannonball, Miami. Sanfilippo founded the Miami Curators Symposia, a series of moderated open-format discussions on topics in contemporary art, which have evolved into the Locust Roundtables program at Locust Projects.