Santina Amato

Selected CV

EDUCATION

2017 

Master of Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009 

First Class Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

2007 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

2004 

Diploma of Visual Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia


AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2023

Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, USA.

Individual Artist Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, NY, USA

New Work Grant, Queens Arts Fund, NY, USA

Mentor, New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artist Program, NYC, USA

2022

Commission, New York Botanical Gardens, NYC, USA

AIM Fellow, Bronx Museum, NYC, USA 

Artist-In-Residence, 4Heads, Governors Island, NY, USA

Grant, The Mayer Foundation, NYC, USA

2021

Artist-in-Residence, 4 Heads, Governors Island, NYC

2020 

Artist-in-Residence, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY

2019 

Grant, Professional Development, Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA)

Grant, Individual Artists Program (IAP), City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)

Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

2018

2018/2019 Hot Pick Artist, Smack Melon, Brooklyn, NY

Artist-in-Residence, Process Park, Artslant & Chashama, Pine Plains, NY

Artist-in-Residence, Crosstown Arts Center, Memphis, TN

Artist-in-Residence, MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA

Grant, Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) Individual Artist Support Project Grant

Grant, Individual Artists Program (IAP), City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021  

Convulsive Beauty, Curated by Lisa Freiman, Bucknell University's Samek Art Museum, PA

2020 

Three Workers, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY

2019 

Because the flowers wont last, Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL

Seedbed, as part of the Bubble Creek Performance Art Assembly, DfbrL8r, Chicago, IL

Push, Squash, Knead, Drawing Room, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018 

Dis-rupted, 430 Gallery, Crosstown Art Center, Memphis, TN

Monster, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Bronx Calling: The Sixth AiM Biennale, The Bronx Museum, NYC, USA

2023

more is never enough Curated by Triton Mobley, Field Projects, NYC, USA

Sugar Rush, Online Exhibition Curated by Morgan Laurens, Not Real Art

2022  

Lonely ROCKS Season 1 (Self Portraits), Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Around The Table: Stories Of The Food We Love, New York Botanical Gardens, NYC, USA

Portal House, 4Heads, Governors Island, NYC, USA

2019

[re]action: Visual Art Exhibition of Bubbly Creek Performance Art Assembly, DfbrL8r, Chicago, IL

At A Distance #3, Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL

Nibble, Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL

2018 

Homebound, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Circumambulation, Curated by Ann Meisenger, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

If you have two legs, borrow another pair and run, HERE Arts, NYC, NY


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019 

Moving_Image_00:06, curated with Kioto Aoki, Dfbrl8r Gallery, Chicago, IL

Moving_Image_00:05, curated with Rana Siegel, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 

Moving_Image_00:04, curated with Erika Raeberg, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

If you have two legs, borrow another pair and run, Co-Curated with Sarah Skaggs, HERE Arts, New York, NY

Moving_Image_00:03, curated with Jose Santiago Perez, Lithium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017 

Moving_Image_00:00, Founder & Director, Bi Annual Festival, Various Venues, Chicago, IL

Moving_Image_00:02, curated with Jessica Pierotti, Latitude, Chicago, IL

Bearing: object, body & space, curated by Santina Amato, Lindsay Hutchens & Michelle Murphy, Leroy Neiman Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Moving_Image_00:01, curated with Michelle Murphy, Latitude, Chicago, IL


SCREENINGS

2021

ArtFem.TV Online

2019

MOCA Tucson, AZ, USA

The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA



SELECTED ONE DAY EVENTS & PUBLIC ARTIST TALKS

2021

Convulsive Beauty Artist Talk With Curator Lisa Freiman, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA,

2020 

Artist Talk, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY

2019 

Equal Parts Rite, A collaborative performance with Alberto Aguliar, Curated by Nazafarin Lotfi, Private Residence, Tucson, AZ

We Series, Curated by Deidre Huckaby and Lia Kohl, Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Artist Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Panelist, At A Distance #3, Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL

2018 

Artist Lecture, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Artist Talk, Artist-in-Residence, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Artist In Conversation With Jeremy Biles, Monster, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

Artist Talk, Field/Work Residency Program, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2023

Interview by Morgan Laurens at Not Real Art 

Art Breath: Stories In Art, Artist Feature written by Nuor Saleh

2021

Politics of The Kitchen, written by Barbara Curei and Lindsay Lochman, Lenscratch,Chicago,IL

2020 

Sixty Inches From The Center, Intimate Justice, Interview by Nicole Lane, Chicago, IL

2019 

Review: Defiant Reticence in Santina Amato’s Dis-rupted By Lisa Williamson, Number: Inc. Magazine, Memphis, TN

2018 

Review: Monster by Janet Cheung, Chicago Artist Writers, Chicago, IL


SELECTED PRINTED MATTER

2023

Performance Art: Education and Practice,  Angeliki Avgitidou, Published March 30, 2023 by Routledge

2020 

Emergency Index, Vol 9 Published by Ugly Duckling Press

CREATE Magazine, Essay by Christina Nafzgier

2019 

Emergency Index, Vol 8 Published by Ugly Duckling Press


COLLECTIONS

Samek Art Museum, Lewisville, PA, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA

Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection Chicago, IL, USA

Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia