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  • Constantina Zavitsanos

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    zavitsac@newschool.edu

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    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Constantina Zavitsanos

    Profile

    Constantina Zavitsanos is an artist who works in sculpture, performance, text, and sound. Zavitsanos's work elaborates what is invaluable in the re/production of debt, dependency, and means beyond measure.

    Zavitsanos has exhibited at the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Artists Space, and Participant Inc in New York; at Arika Episode 7 in Glasgow, Scotland; and at Fri Art Kunsthalle in Fribourg, Switzerland. With Park McArthur, they co-authored the texts “Other Forms of Conviviality” in the journal Women and Performance (Routledge, 2013), and “The Guild of the Brave Poor Things” in Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press, 2017). 

    website: constantinazavitsanos.com

     


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    BFA, Painting, Millersville University, Millersville, PA


     


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    Recent Publications

    Amalle Dublon and Constantina Zavitsanos, “Dependency & Improvisation: A Conversation with Park McArthur,” Art Papers 43.1, ed. Emily Watlington, Spring 2019. 

    Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos, “The Guild of the Brave Poor Things,” Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, ed. Johanna Burton, Tourmaline and Eric Stanley (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018). 235-254.

    Amalle Dublon and Constantina Zavitsanos, “Crossing Pastime and Past Time: On Coming to Power and the Love Scene,” in I’m Still Coming: Ellen Cantor’s Coming to Power 1993 & 2016, ed. Julie Tolentino, Patti Hertling, and Sarah Workneh (New York: Capricious, 2017). 134-141.

    Constantina Zavitsanos, "C&C Music Factory,” Special Forum on Contract & Contagion (New York: CUNY Graduate Center Digital Labor Working Group, 2014).

    Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos, “Other Forms of Conviviality: the best and least of which is our daily care and the host of which is our collaborative work,” Women & Performance 23.1 (2013), special issue on Born in Flames ed. Dean Spade and Craig Willse. 126–132.

     


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    Awards And Honors

    2013 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, NY

    2015 Artist in Residence, The New Museum, NY, NY 

    2015 Artist in Residence, Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, NY, NY

    2015 Wynn Newhouse Award, New York, NY

    2017 Visiting Artist, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    2019 Visiting Artists Series, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ 


    Current Courses

    Disability, Dependency, Arts

    Matter and Materiality

    Sculpture, Performance, Social

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