Santina Amato holds a BFA (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia and lives and works in New York, USA. Her practice combines performance, video, sculpture and site-specific contexts to explore the sensorial experience of femininity and the female identity within a surrealistic framework.
Her work has been exhibited at the The Governors Island Art Fair in New York, Detroit International Videonale, Kuntshalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, Hatched, Northside Film Festival in New York, Currents 2012, International New Media Arts Festival in Santa Fe and The Substation Centre for Art & Culture in Melbourne, Australia. In 2014, she was awarded the position as Fellow at BRIC Media Arts House Fellowship Program, Brooklyn, partially supported by the American Australian Society’s Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and has won many awards including NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Initiative and Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Early Career Grant. She has participated in artist-in-residence programs by Artspace Visual Arts Center, Sydney, Australia, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, New York, U.S.A amongst many others.