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
Forthcoming: December 10-17, 2015
+ "FIVE DOLLS"
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.
BOMB Magazine Preview here.
+ "Letters to Pieces"
40-page excerpt presented by Women & Performance
View cover image & first page here.
+ "Doll Closet"
December 10-17, 2014Watermill Center
simultaneous broadcast via Livestream beginning at 11am (EST) each morning with daily call-ins from doll owner Jesse beginning at noon (EST)
(made possible with a 2014 Franklin Furnace
+ "Sidore Mark II / Heather > LOLITA"
December 10-15, 2013 LMCC Workspace
(New York, NY)
simultaneous broadcast via Livestream beginning at 10am (EST) each morning with ongoing participation from doll owners "Davecat" and Jesse
(forthcoming full-length video)C U R R E N TJune 2015
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant September 2014-August 2015
Sharpe-Walentas ResidencyR E C E N TMarch 9-June 14, 2015
New Museum Seminar: SPECULATIONDecember 2014
The Watermill Center ResidencyNovember 5, 2014
Yale University Sculpture Department Visiting Artist Lecture and Studio Visits (New Haven)Performances
at Dollstock, October 17-19, 2014October 7, 2014
Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) Lecture and Studio Visits (NYC)September 18, 2014
]ps[ Lecture (London)July-August 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.