Creative Producer & Strategist
Media Production | Greater New York City Area, US
Paul Amitai is a creative producer and strategist working at the intersection of media, art, and technology.
Paul has developed and produced public programs and research initiatives with Intel, Mozilla, Eyebeam, Shapeways, Made in NY Media Center, Magnum Foundation, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.
He was previously Senior Curator at Eyebeam, founder and curator of the New York Festival of Electronic Composers and Improvisers, and curator/producer of work presented at Performa, ZERO1 Biennial, and FACT. Paul also developed and led the undergraduate program in Creative Direction at London College of Fashion during its inaugural year.
Paul has written on media art, film, music, technology and culture for MTV.com, Signal to Noise, New Art Examiner, and The Onion AV Club. He has also exhibited art and performed music in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East, released numerous albums and shared the stage with legends such as Run-DMC and The Specials.
2015 - Present
Senior Strategist / LaPlaca Cohen
Building brand strategy for arts and cultural organizations.
2012 - Present
Creative Producer / Project Director / Self-Employed
Conceive and facilitate collaborations between creative industry, technology, and cultural organizations; curate and produce exhibitions, performances, installations, conferences, and workshops; develop program and communications strategy; project manage research and production initiatives in media, art, and technology. Recent collaborators include: Intel, Mozilla, Eyebeam, Shapeways, Made in NY Media Center, Magnum Foundation, and Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion / Lecturer, Sound Design / London College of Fashion
Shaped vision and strategy and administered undergraduate program in Creative Direction, an innovative new course in media design, production and creative entrepreneurship, during its inaugural year. Mapped three-year academic curriculum plan; wrote course handbooks and project briefs; hired and supervised teaching staff; lectured, advised, led workshops, critiques and discussions; coordinated budget, timetables, and logistics
Senior Curator and Program Manager / Eyebeam
Initiated, curated, produced, and project managed exhibitions and public programs from concept to completion. Highlights include: MIXER, audiovisual performance & interactive art event series; Eco-Vis Challenge, environmental design competition; Design for Social Change, collaborative research initiative; Re:Group – Beyond Models of Consensus, exhibition and program on collaborative art practice.
Screenings Coordinator / Tribeca Enterprises
Web and Graphic Designer / Self-Employed
Designed and produced content for online and print applications including websites, brochures, logos, illustrations, and info graphics.
City Editor, A.V. Club / The Onion
Wrote and edited features, reviews, and previews on arts and culture.
Communications and Digital Programs Coordinator / The Architectural League of New York
Designed and built websites; recorded and edited online video and audio content; wrote press releases and newsletters; organized and digitized audio archive.
Lecturer / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Developed and taught curriculum on art & technology, design theory and practice. Delivered lectures, taught studio classes, and developed online learning tools.
Contributing Writer and Columnist / Shepherd Express
Wrote features, reviews, previews, and a monthly column on media art, music, film, and digital culture.
Public Relations Coordinator and Film Curator / Marquette University
Wrote press releases, designed and produced marketing collateral, curated and produced film program as community outreach in conjunction with exhibitions.
Founder and Curator / Knitting Factory Entertainment
Conceived and curated five-day music festival at the Knitting Factory, featuring Carl Craig, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Jim O’Rourke, Pan Sonic, Suicide, Silver Apples, Zeena Parkins, Stephen Vitiello, Morton Subotnick, Alvin Curran, and many others.
Sound Engineer and Producer / Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies
Recorded, mixed, and produced studio sessions for hip-hop, funk, jazz, punk, and
rock artists at Warner Bros. supported studio.
Contributing Writer / Viacom
Wrote feature articles, concert and album reviews, previews, and interviews for MTV.com