Sue Gollifer is the Executive Director of ISEA International. She provides an administrative, academic, and creative base for ISEA at the University of Brighton, UK. She works at the intersection of art and technology, and in her roles as artist, curator, organizer, professor, researcher, and board member she embodies this intersection across many venues.
A pioneer of early computer art, she has continuously explored the relationship between technology and the arts, and has written extensively on this subject. She is also the course leader for the MA in Digital Media Arts (DMA) and Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. Her personal art works are held in both national and international public and private collections. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, (DACs) the ACM SIGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She is also been a member of a number of SIGGRAPH Art Gallery subcommittees (from 1998 – 2015), and was appointed Art Gallery Chair for 2014. More recently she has been a member of the onsite Art Gallery committee for SIGGRAPH Asia. This included Shenzhen, China 2014, Kobe, Japan 2015, Macao 2016, and Tokyo 2018. She has been the instigator and the curator of a number of other International Digital Art Exhibitions, including: ArCade, the UK Open International Biennale Exhibition of Digital Fine Art Prints 1995 – 2007; the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Exhibition’04: Synaesthesia; the “Intuition and Ingenuity” art exhibition to celebrate the Alan Turing Centenary 2012 and the William Latham Exhibition Mutator 1 & 2 as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013; the Creativity and Cognition 2015 Exhibition in Glasgow; and the Curator of the British Human Computer Interface Conference 2016 at Bournemouth University, UK, Fusions- ‘Performing Interaction: Space, Place and Time’.
She is a regular reviewer for a number of digital art exhibitions and conferences/symposiums, including: reviewing art research papers, panels, art works and digital performances; working with organizations such as ISEA Symposiums; SIGGRAPH Art Papers and SIGGRAPH Asia; and online exhibitions for DACs and various EU ICT projects. She is also on the review panel for the Leonardo journal and on the editorial board of Digital Creativity, a referred journal published by Routledge; she is the art editor and curator of the visual section ‘Artist Space’, which examines the work of artists using digital technology. She recently exhibited her work in "Technology Is Not Neutral," a 2016 exhibition of pioneering women artists working in the field of digital art. Most recently her work was included in the Computer Art Society -CAS50 Exhibition, featuring 50 years and more of computer-generated art at LCB depot in Leicester. In 2006 she was awarded an International Digital Media Arts (iDMAa) Award for her "Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community."