Amanda Parmer's writing, archival and curatorial work focuses on environmental issues as well as gender construction and representations. In 2014 she inaugurated PARMER— a space for exhibitions, programming and writing that focuses on queer, feminist strategies and post-colonial analysis. She was the Curator for the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School from 2015 to 2018. She is currently the Director of Programs at Independent Curators International (ICI) and was a 2009-2010 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
She has presented exhibitions, programs and events for e-flux; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, the New School; The New York Armory and Volta Shows; The Kitchen; as well as Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn and Berlin. She has held residencies with the Danish Arts Council International Research Programme in Copenhagen and Møn, the Abrons Art Center in New York as well as the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Høvikodden, Norway. She has contributed catalog essays for numerous organizations including CUE Art Foundation, Brandts Museum of Photographic Art, Fotografisk Center, Independent Curators International, and the Whitney Museum of Art and she is a contributing writer for Art in America, art&education, Artforum and BOMB. She has also co-organized the New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collection of Ideas and taught as a lecturer at The New School and Rhode Island School of Design.