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  • Constantina Zavitsanos

    Part-time Assistant Professor, Visual Studies

    Email
    zavitsac@newschool.edu

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

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    Constantina Zavitsanos

    Profile

    Constantina Zavitsanos works in sculpture, performance, text, and sound to elaborate what is invaluable in the re/production of debt, dependency, and means beyond measure. Zavitsanos has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Artists Space, The Kitchen, and Participant Inc. in New York, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. With Park McArthur, they wrote “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). Zavitsanos co-organized the cross-disability arts events and study sessions, “I Wanna Be With You Everywhere”, with Arika at Performance Space New York and The Whitney Museum of American Art. 

     

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    Degrees Held

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

    BFA, Painting, Millersville University, Millersville, PA


    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, 2017). 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.

     

     


    Awards And Honors

    2021   Keith Haring Fellowship, CCS and Human Rights, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

    2021   Roy Lichtenstein Award, Grants to Artists, Visual Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

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

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

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

    2015   Wynn Newhouse Award, Wynn Newhouse Foundation, New York, NY

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


    Future Courses

    Extra-visual Studies
    LVIS 2004, Spring 2022

    Ind Senior Project
    LNGC 4900, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    Arts Writing Workshop
    LINA 2003, Spring 2021

    Extra-visual Studies
    LVIS 2004, Spring 2021

    Ind Senior Project
    LNGC 4900, Spring 2021

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