Santina Amato

Selected CV

EDUCATION

2017 

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

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021  

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

2020 

Three Workers, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY, USA

2019 

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

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

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

2018 

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

Monster, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, USA

2017 

Untitled Dough Project, Online Exhibition, De Formal Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Re-Perform, Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY, USA

2014 

Erroneous Predisposition, Governors Island Art Fair, New York, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019  

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

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

Nibble, Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL, USA

2018 

Homebound, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN, USA

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

If you have two legs, borrow another pair and run, HERE Arts, New York, USA

2017 

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

MFA Thesis Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

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

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

2016 

Connect 16 Alumni Art Prize and Exhibition, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

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

Beaver, Center for Performance Research, New York, USA

2015 

OPEN (C)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, BRIC Media Arts House, Brooklyn, USA

2014 

American Australian Association, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Recipient Showcase, New York, USA

The Brucennial, New York, USA


AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2021

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

2020 

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

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, USA

2018

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

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

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

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

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, USA

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

Writing Fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2016 

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

Angela & George Paterakis Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Writing Fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2015 

Leroy Neiman Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Travel Grant, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Melbourne, Australia

Artist-in-Residence, Summer Artist Institute, LMCC/ Creative Capital, New York, USA

2014 

Project Grant, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, American Australian Association, New York, USA

Fellow, BRIC Arts | Media House, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013 

Artist-in-Residence, Immigrant Artist Program, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA

Artist-in-Residence, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

Artist-in-Residence Summer Studio, Blindside Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia

2012 

Finalist, Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Australia

New Work Early Career Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, Australia

ArtStart Initiative Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Australia

Artist-in-Residence, New York Artist Residency & Studio Foundation, New York, USA

Artist-in-Residence, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

2011 

Finalist, Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Australia

2010 

Honourable Mention, Kala Art Institute Fellowship Program, USA

Travel Grant, Copyright Agency Limited, Australia

Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Australia

Artist-in-Residence, Kala Art Institute, San Francisco, USA


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, USA

2018 

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

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

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

2017 

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

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

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

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


SCREENINGS

2019  

Solo Screening, MOCA Tucson, AZ, USA

2017  

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

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

2016 

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

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

2015 

International Women’s Day Video Screening, The Hub, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia   

Brooklyn Independent Media, Film Block BRIC Media Arts House Brooklyn TV, Ch. BPN 1 (TW 34, CV 67, Verizon 42, RCN 82)

2012 

Hatched; Northside Film Festival, New York, USA


BENEFITS & AUCTIONS

2019  

HEARTH Fall Curated Benefit Exhibition,

ACRE Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL USA

2018  

Latinx Nation, Curated Benefit

Exhibition, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2017  

SOHO20 Fall Curated Benefit Exhibition, Soho20 Gallery, New York, USA

2016  

SOHO20 Fall Curated Benefit Exhibition,

Soho20 Gallery, New York, USA


ONE DAY EVENTS & PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2020 

Artist Talk, Bethany Arts Community, NY, USA

2019 

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

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

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, USA

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

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

2016 

Second Year Graduate Talks, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

MFA Open Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

First Year Graduate Talks, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2015 

MFA Open Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2014 

BRIC Media Arts House, Fellowship Screening & Presentation Event, Brooklyn, USA

The Secret Garden, NARS Foundation Benefit & Silent Auction, Brooklyn, USA

2013 

Open Studio, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

Open Studio, Blindside Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne, Australia

2012 

Open Studio, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, USA

2010 

Untitled (Carousel), Kala Art Institute, San Francisco, USA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 

Visiting Artist, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Facilitator, Open Crit, Crosstown Art Center, Memphis, TN, USA

Founder and Consultant, Application Consultancy Service for Artists, Online, Chicago, IL

Gallery Docent, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, USA

2017 

Founder and Director, Moving_Image_00:00, bi-annual moving image festival, Chicago, USASection Leader, VIP Representative & Booth Docent, Expo Chicago, Chicago, USA

Writing Fellow, Sculpture Sophomore Seminar led by Rebecca Keller, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Writing Fellow, Professional Practice in Photography, Junior Seminar led by Aimee Beaubien, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Teaching Assistant: Intro to Photography, led by Jessica Periotti, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2016 

Copy Writer, Continuing Studies Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Teaching Assistant: Intro to Photography, Colour Concepts, Lighting Fundamentals, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Writing Fellow, Fibers & Materials Sophomore Seminar led by Michael Andrews, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Writing Fellow, Professional Practice in Photography, Junior Seminar led by Aimee Beaubien, School of the Ar Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Graduate Open Studio Lead Coordinator & Public Liaison, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2015 

Teaching Assistant: Intro to Photography, led by Marzena Abrahamik, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Graduate Open Studio Lead Coordinator & Public Liaison, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2014 

Studio Assistant/Researcher, Alison Cornyn Studio, Brooklyn, USA

Tour Docent, New Museum, New York, USA

Wayfinding & Public Engagement, Creative Times; Kara Walker, Domino Factory, New York, US

Public Engagement & Install, Moving Image Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

Tour Guide, ArtwalkNYC, New York, USA

Arts Event Intern, Slideluck, New York, USA

2011 

Information Booth, Public Liaison, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA

Public Engagement, Collective Arts Show, Los Angeles, USA

2010 

Gallery Guide, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, USA

Project Assistant, Redling Fine Art in conjunction with Liz Glynn PROJECT, Los Angeles, USA

Festival Assistant, Perform Now! Performance Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Project & Gallery Assistant, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA

2008  

Gallery Assistant/Front of House, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia


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, USA

2017 

Interview, De Formal Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Under The Radar: Artslant NY, U.S.A

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

2016 

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

2014 

BRIC Media Arts Fellowship 2014

Governors Island Art Fair Review, Review by Eugenie Austin

Interview with Tony Tardio on Rete-Italia radio, Melbourne, Australia,

Yana Evans Studio Visit, New York, USA

Q&A American Australian Association, New York, USA

2013  

Audio Interview, Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

2012 

Interview with Mary-Charlotte on Santa Fe Radio Cafe,

Psychology Tomorrow, Curator Review by Radka Salcmannova, Issue 2, Sept, 2012

Interview with National Association for the Visual Arts, Australia

2011 

Interview with Tony Tardio on Rete-Italia radio, Melbourne, Australia, April & Sept

2008 

Review by Ace Wagstaff, Playheads, Dead Hare Melbourne Art Review,

2007 

Review by Jared Davis, Do It, Bridge Road Projects


PUBLICATIONS

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

2015 

Erroneous Predisposition, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Melissa Amore

2013 

Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary

Art, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Kirsten Rann

Blindside Summer Residency, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Ace Wagstaff

2012 

Blue Is Seasonally Desired, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Marion Piper

2012 

Currents 2012, Exhibition Catalogue, Santa Fe International New Media Art Festival

2012 

Sub-12, Cigarettes And Bees Knees, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Jessica Bridgfoot

2011 

Horses Shed their Tails Once A Year In The Fall, Exhibition Catalogue essay by Laura Castagnini

2011 

Annual Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

2010 

Through The Looking Glass; Reflections Of The Modern World, Exhibition Catalogue, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008 

Playheads, Exhibition Catalogue, Alliance De Francaise Gallery

2008 

Debut IV, Exhibition Catalogue essay by Marion Piper

2007 

Do it (a project by Habs Ulrich Obrist), Exhibition Catalogue, Margaret Lawrence Gallery


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