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  • Constantina Zavitsanos

    Part-time Assistant Professor, Visual Studies


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

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    Constantina Zavitsanos


    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), and “The Guild of the Brave Poor Things” in Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press). Zavitsanos co-organized the Disability Arts Festival "I Wanna Be With You Everywhere" at Performance Space New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 



    Degrees Held

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

    BFA, Painting, Millersville University, Millersville, PA


    Professional Affiliation




    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.






    Burton, Johanna and Lauren Cornell. “Alongsideness: Intimacy In Art.” Mousse Magazine 47 (February 2015). 166-173.


    Dancewicz, Kyle. “Can You Teach Art Online.” Art In America, April 17, 2020.


    Eby, Michael. “Constantina Zavitsanos: L&D Motel.” The Brooklyn Rail (October 2019).


    Editorial staff. “The Great Ephemeral.” Art in America 102.8 August 2015.


    Fazeli, Taraneh. Notes for Sick Time. Houston, TX: Museum of Fine Art, 2016.


    Fialho, Alex. “Interview: Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel.” Artforum 56.7 (March 2018).


    Goldberg, Ariel. “The Plasticity of Care.” Art in America 105.10 (October, 2018). 90-95.


    Haiven, Max. Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization. London: Pluto Press, 2018.


    Iadarola, Alexander and Charlie Markbreiter. “Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff, Artists Space, New York,” Mousse Magazine 63 (2018).


    Kirsch, Corinna. “Looking At Our Financial Future: The 2013 Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition.” Art F City. June 14, 2013.


    Llorens, Natasha Marie. “Soft and Wet.” Art Agenda. November 13, 2019.


    Lopez Cassell, Dessane. “Meet the NYC Art Community: Constantina Zavitsanos.” Hyperallergic. April 13, 2020.


    Lubitz, Joseph. “Impasse-Escape.” Omnipresence (catalogue). New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2018.


    Mills, Mara and Rebecca Sanchez. “Giving it Away: Constantina Zavitsanos on Disability, Debt, Dependency.” Art Papers 43.1 (2019).


    Reckitt, Helena. “Support Acts: Curating, Caring and Social Reproduction.” Journal of Curatorial Studies 5.1 (2016). 6-30


    Shirazi, Sadia. “Critics’ Picks: Constantina Zavitsanos.” Art Forum, October 2019.


    Smith, Terri C., “Initial Conditions: Artists Make Spaces, an Interview with Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos. Stamford, CT: Franklin Street Works, 2015.


    Stakemeier, Kerstin. “An Unromantic Art:An Attempt to Think through David Lloyd’s “The Racial Thing.” Texte Zur Kunst, March 2020.


    Tang, Jeannine. “On What Sculpture Depends: Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos,” in Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture: Who Cares?, ed. Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib. New York: Sculpture Center, 2018.


    Wallace, Ian Edward. “Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff, Artists Space, New York.” The Brooklyn Rail. April 4, 2018.


    Watlington, Emily. “Abundance and Interference.” Art in America, September 2019, pp. 74-77.


    Yoon, Soyoung. “To Hold a We.” The Brooklyn Rail. May 3, 2016.

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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

    Arts Writing Workshop

    Disability, Dependency, Arts

    Disability, Dependency, Arts (Fall 2020)

    Extra-visual Studies

    Ind Senior Project

    Independent Study (Fall 2020)

    Sculpture, Performance, Social

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