Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980, Davenport, Iowa) is a video and performance artist living and working in NYC. More...
P R O J E C T S
+ "Letters to Pieces" Photography and Book Project
40 page excerpt presented by Women & Performance
Winter 2013 / Spring 2014. View cover image & first page here.
+ "Sidore Mark II / Heather > LOLITA"
Performance December 10-15, 2013 with forthcoming full-length video.
+ "The Auction"
Performance and Installation
Presented by Watermill Center
November-December 2014 (made possible with a 2014 Franklin Furnace
+ "FIVE DOLLS"
BOMB Magazine Preview here.
FIVE DOLLS is a performance & online experience that brings contemporary feminist art online while revising representations of doll subcultures. Five Amber Dolls based on the original RealDoll commissioned in Hawk Swanson's likeness in 2006 will be distributed to international participants, who will join her in a year-long interactive performance and culminating exhibition.C U R R E N TJuly-August 2014
Yaddo ResidencyF O R T H C O M I N GSeptember 2014-August 2015
Marie Walsh Sharpe Space ResidencySeptember 18, 2014
]ps[ Lecture (London)October 7, 2014
Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) Lecture (NYC)November-December 2014
The Watermill Center ResidencyR E C E N T2013-2014
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace ResidencyPerformances
at DolLApolooza, July 17-19, 2014Performances
at Dollstock, November 1-4, 2013 (stills here)June-July 2013
MacDowell Residency / FellowshipMay 2013
Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency curated by Coco Fusco
Recently Added to Academic Writing (PDF Download)
+ David J. Getsy
, "Queer Exercises: Amber Hawk Swanson's Performances of Self-Realization," GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 19.4 (Fall 2013): 465-85.
+ David J. Getsy
, Acts of Stillness: Statues, Performativity, and Passive Resistance," Criticism 56.1 (2014):1-20.
Coming Soon to Academic Writing (PDF Download)
+ Juana María Rodríguez,
Viscous Pleasures and Unruly Feminisms, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (2014, Forthcoming) An earlier iteration, "Untitled Feminism" published on the NYU Press Blog here.