Daniela Swarowsky (1 July 1960, Vienna - 1 June 2019, Berlin) was working in the visual arts and experimental music fields. She was involved in many cross-disciplinary projects, which involved audio-, visual art as well as theory. She lived and worked from 1994 until 2000 as a curator and producer in New York City: (selection) Trainee-stipend of Austrian Cultural Ministry for the Kitchen/NY, producer of sound-art-piece “Cloudchamber”, Managing Director of SEM Ensemble, curator of a diversity of experimental music festivals sound-art exhibition and series: ANY ART Festival, Music While you Wait, among_others3 (US, Europe).
Daniela Swarowsky moved in 2000 to Rotterdam, where she took over the position of managing director of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival/DEAF2000 by V2 Organization. From then she solely developed her own artistic- and curatorial practice: (selection) art projects like “Dreamgarden_Internal Landscapes” Rotterdam Cultural Capital 2001, “Vacation_Destination>Home”, “Zwaanshals in Motion” Rotterdam 2003-2006. Curator of concert series Xperiment>L, women in electronic music, 12 concerts in Arminius from 2004-2006. From 2004 she was involved in IMA, where she curated from 2007 the newly conceived IMAutomaat residency- and festival, bringing Austrian and international female sound-artists together for a week to experiment, attend workshops, start new collaborations and finally perform their work during a 2-day’s festival.