STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York

Santina Amato

Indicator-greybk-0576b3776febf9f4be8e16c49bdf76da
 
  • 20130702180125-installation_shot
  • 20130702183926-work__1a_copy
  • 20130702183810-work__1_detail
  • 20120528170512-amato_santina_02
  • 20120528173739-amato_santina_03
  • 20120528173948-amato_santina_04
  • 20110523234218-amato_santina_03
  • 20110523234633-amato_santina_07
  • 20110523234841-amato_santina_09
  • 20110523234942-amato_santina_10
  • 20110523235050-amato_santina_11
  • 20110523235451-amato_santina_13
  • 20130702184656-classroom
 



20120528170511-1

Birthplace
Melbourne, Australia

Lives in
Melbourne, Australia & New York, U.S.A

Website

Schools
Victorian College of the Arts (Honours), 2009, BFA

Tags
photography, performance, sculpture, video-art, installation

Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT
My work combines performance, video, sculpture and site-specific contexts to explore femininity and the female identity. Voyeuristic in it's approach and adopting a deceptively childlike charm, logic and aesthetic, my work instantly transports the viewer into a feminine surrealist wonderland, a fairytale-esque environment that explores the "in-between", the tension that lies both within the physical and psychological space of the female identity.

My interest lies in how video can be used within a context that is removed from our everyday experience of the moving image. Most of my videos are without a beginning, middle or ending and are usually no longer than a minute or two. Looped and formed becoming a repetitive feature or pattern of performative gestures, these videos simply become a moving component of the final work sitting beside or included into three-dimensional objects such as a dolls house dining table or a domestic fly screen door. The audience is invited to meander through and around my installations, both physically and mentally. These ‘environments’ become a place of contemplation, of instigation, of imagination.

My attempt is to subvert conventional notions of video by deconstructing linear ideas of time and space, resulting in a sculptural redefinition of the moving image.

BIO
Santina Amato is a video installation artist, born in Melbourne, Australia, living and working in Melbourne, Australia and New York, U.S.A. Her practice combines performance, video, sculpture and site-specific contexts to explore the sensorial experience of femininity and the female identity. Her solo exhibitions include Horses Shed Their Tails Once A Year In The Fall, BUS Projects, Melbourne, Australia (2011); Cigarettes And Bees Knees, The Substation Center for Art & Culture, Melbourne, Australia (2012) and I Want To Swing On An Invisible Swing, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
(2009).
Group exhibitions include Hatched, Northside Film Festival, New York, U.S.A (2012), Currents 2012, International New Media Arts Festival, Santa Fe, U.S.A (2012); Constellations, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
(2009); Intrude 366, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (2008) and What is (Australia Like)?, FABS, Warsaw, Poland
(2008).
Amato has been granted the ArtStart Initiative and New Work Early Career Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts (2012); Copyright Agency Limited Travel Grant, Australia (2010) and Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund Travel Grant, Australia (2008). She has participated in residency programs by Artspace, Sydney, Australia (2013); Blindside, Melbourne, Australia (2013); Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia (2012); New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, New York, U.S.A (2012); Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, U.S.A (2010); Art Channel, Beijing, China (2008) and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China (2008).
Awards include the Shelmerdine Art Award, Melbourne, Australia (2007); Alliance Francaise Award, Melbourne, Australia (2007); Honourable Mention, Kala’s Fellowship Program, Berkeley, U.S.A (2010) and is a finalist in the Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Melbourne, Australia (2011 & 2012); Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia (2010) and The Churchie National Emerging Art Award, Brisbane, Australia (2008).

Santina Amato graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2007) Honours (2009) Melbourne, Australia and is represented by Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS) Gallery in Melbourne, Australia

CV

EDUCATION
2009 First Class Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2005-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2003-2004 Diploma of Visual Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2013
Blindside Contemporary Art Space, Summer Studio Residency, Melbourne, Australia
Artspace Residency, Sydney, Australia
2012
Finalist, Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Melbourne, Australia
Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Early Career Grant
Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Initiative
New York Artist Residency & Studio Foundation Residency, New York, U.S.A
Victoria University Summer Residency, Melbourne, Australia
2011
Finalist, Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Melbourne, Australia
2010
Kala Art Institute Residency, San Francisco, U.S.A
Honorable Mention Kala Art Institute Fellowship Program, U.S.A
Copyright Agency Limited Grant, Australia
Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Australia
2009
Finalist, The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Australia
2008
Platform China Contemporary Art Institute Residency, Beijing, China
Art Channel Residency, Beijing, China
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, Melbourne, Australia
2007
Shelmerdine Award, Melbourne, Australia
Alliance Francaise Award, Melbourne, Australia
Finalist, Wallara Travelling Scholarship, Melbourne, Australia
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Mirrored Boundaries, Linden Center For Contemporary Art, Innovators Program, Melbourne, Australia
2012
Blue Is Seasonally Desired, Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS) Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Cigarettes And Bees Knees, The Substation Center for Art & Culture, Melbourne, Australia
Carousel Ballet, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
2011
Horses Shed Their Tails Once A Year In The Fall, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia
2010
Untitled (Carousel), Kala Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A
2009
I Want To Swing On An Invisible Swing, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
2008
Farina (Flour Not Flower), Artworkers Alliance, Brisbane, Australia
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Gifted, Brooklyn, N.Y, U.S.A
2012
Everywhere But Here, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, Australia
PowerPlay, Hayground School, Hamptons, NY, U.S.A
Hatched; Northside Film Festival, New York, NY, U.S.A
CURRENTS 2012, Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival,
Objects In Motion, NARS Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Not In Love, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011
Google Me This, The Library Artspace, Melbourne, Australia
2010
Fresh Works, Kala Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A
Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Emerging Artist, Melbourne, Australia
Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia
2009
Constellations, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
VCA Graduation Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Australia
The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia
2008
Winterlights, Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS) Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
New Romance, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Playheads, Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Debut IV, Blindside, Melbourne, Australia
What is (Australia Like)?, FABS, Warsaw, Poland
Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany. Sub Urban Lounge Rotterdam
EVENTS
2012
Open Studio, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, N.Y, U.S.A
2009
dot, dot, dot. Hell Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2008
Open Studio, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
Intrude 366, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
INTERNSHIPS
2010
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, U.S.A
Redling Fine Art in conjunction with Liz Glynn PROJECT, Los Angeles, U.S.A
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
2011
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Collective Show, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2010
Perform Now! Performance Festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, U.S.A
2008
Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
Psychology Tomorrow, Curator Review by Radka Salcmannova, Issue 2, September 2012 http://www.psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/curators-review-2/
Interview with National Association for the Visual Arts, Australia
http://www.visualarts.net.au/navablogs/2012/08/who-got-the-opportunity-santina-amato
Currents 2012, Exhibition Catalogue, Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival
Interview with Mary-Charlotte on Santa Fe Radio Cafe,
http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/podcasts/?p=2662
Sub-12, Exhibition Catalogue, The Substation
2011
Horses Shed their Tails Once A Year In The Fall, Cat. Essay, Picture Skew
http://pictureskew.net/tag/santina-amato
Annual Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
Interview with Tony Tardio on Rete-Italia radio, Melbourne, Australia, April & September
2010
Through The Looking Glass; Reflections Of The Modern World, Exhibition Catalogue, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/78642336/Reflections-of-the-Modern-World-%28PDF%29
2008
Playheads, Exhibition Catalogue, Alliance De Francaise Gallery
Review by Ace Wagstaff, Playheads, Dead Hare Melbourne Art Review, http://deadhareartreview.blogspot.com/2008/05/on-now-playheads-alliance-fracaise.html
Debut IV, Catalogue Essay written by Marion Piper
http://www.blindside.org.au/2008/debut-iv.shtml
2007
Do it (a project by Habs Ulrich Obrist), Exhibition Catalogue, Margaret Lawrence Gllery
Review by Jared Davis, Do It, Bridge Road Projects
http://bridgeroadprojects.blogspot.com

ARTIST BLOG
www.myyearincarousel.blogspot.com

ARTIST FACEBOOK PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santina-Amato/375757542470933

Recent Exhibits

Santina Amato participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 PANGEA
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
 
Sep, 2013 Galerie Project presents: Francis Harris, Oshana, Archie Pelago, Multiple Mono w/ a local artist showcase
LightSpace Studios
 
May, 2012 NARS FOUNDATION 5th Annual Open Studios
NARS Foundation
 
Main-addtags-924c433b10d7fa1e798f459a6c516fec add to mylistEmail email this artistWarn16_1-acea3e816f6ab6f7c1ff67db4fe34a36 report abuseMain-help-83f1644dca34c1af4fed1d49d175d955 contact us for help

Copyright © 2006-2012 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.