Cleo BarnettExecutive Director

    For the past decade, Cleo has worked internationally with renowned artists, city councils, movement leaders, global brands, and foundations to build campaigns and public space interventions that explore the relationship between storytelling, community empowerment and human rights. As the Deputy Director of Amplifier, Cleo has spearheaded groundbreaking media experiments for the organization including the iconic We The People campaign and education initiative We The Future. The result has been millions of iconic artworks distributed across the United States in collaboration with hundreds of renowned artists and social movements, building the nonprofit into a globally recognized art and social justice organization.

    Cleo holds an M.A. in Art and Public Policy from New York University, and a double B.A. in Political Science and International Business from the University of Auckland. When she is not busy at work, you can find Cleo exploring the world with her analog camera, making short films and nurturing her community of creative troublemakers.