Santina Amato

Portraits Of Women With Their Weight In Dough


Portraits of Women With Their Weight In Dough is an on-going photographic and video series inviting women from diverse backgrounds, to labor in the creation of and to pose with, their weight in dough over a two hour time frame. The women are selected through an open call process and asked to respond to the project by telling Amato why they want their portrait taken with their weight in dough.

In 2019, the project was awarded a City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Individual Artist Program Grant.

In 2023, the project was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant and exhibited at the Sixth AIM Biennale at the Bronx Museum, NY

Mary Rubi, 2023

Jenny, 2023

Suraya, 2023

Erika, 2023

Tine, 2023

Angeliki, 2019

Deidre, 2019

Jan, 2019

Carol, 2019

Olivia, 2019

Rana, 2016 Still Photograph.

Carmen, 2016. Time-Lapse Video Duration 1:26