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

2022

AIM Fellow, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NYC

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

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)

2017 

Artist-in-Residence, Field/Work (2017/2018), Chicago Artist Coalition (CAC), Chicago, IL

Artist-in-Residence, ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, WI

2016 

Honorable Mention Award, ExFest 2016 Film/Video Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL


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

2017 

Untitled Dough Project, Online Exhibition, De Formal Gallery


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

2017 

History of the Chess Queen (the Advent of Feminine Power), Asmus Contemporary, Chicago, IL

Bearing: Object, Body, and Space, Leroy Neiman Centre, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

9 X 5 NOW Exhibition: ART150, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

2016 

New Blood T E N, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

Beaver, Center for Performance Research, 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

2019  

Angeliki, A Portrait of a Woman With Her Weight In Dough, MOCA Tucson, AZ

2017  

OFF THE WALL, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

XXX ExFest, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016 

CANTV, Public Access Television, Cable Channel 21, Chicago, IL

ExFest Film & Video Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


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

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

2017 

Interview, De Formal Gallery, New York, NY

Under The Radar: Artslant, New York, NY

Review: Bearing: object, body and space, F-News, Chicago, IL

2016 

Interview ExFest Film Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL


SELECTED PRINTED MATTER

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

2017 

Department of Photography Graduate Publication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Department of Photography Publication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Comp… Dumpling, Sculpture Seminar Publication, Introduction by Kelly Kaczynsk, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bearing: object, body & space, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Natalie Zelt

2016 

Department of Photography Publication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Department of Photography Graduate Publication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


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