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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 and at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany. 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). 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. Zavitsanos is a 2021 recipient of the Roy Lichtenstein Award in Visual Arts from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. 

     

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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 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


    Current Courses

    Arts Writing Workshop

    Disability, Dependency, Arts

    Disability, Dependency, Arts (Fall 2020)

    Extra-visual Studies

    Ind Senior Project

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Fall 2020)

    Sculpture, Performance, Social

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