Clara Blume (AT/US)
Clara Blume, Ph.D. is Deputy Director and Head of Art & Science at Open Austria, the Austrian Consulate and Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley. In close collaboration with academic institutions, museums, and other art-centered organizations, Clara creates and supports innovative projects at the intersection of art and technology. For over ten years, Clara worked as a professional musician and critically-acclaimed songwriter in Europe. She is the founder of Vienna’s The Singer Songwriter Circus – a touring live music show promoting international newcomers. Clara studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Madrid, she completed her M.A. in Comparative Literature and received her Ph.D. in History and Romance Studies from the University of Vienna in 2017.