AMBER   HAWK   SWANSON
+ "LOLITA" (2013)+ "TILIKUM" (2011)+ "All That is Left" (2012)+ "Amber Doll" (2006-present)+ "Making-Of" (2006-07)+ "Feminism?" (2005-06)+ Video Excerpts+ Artist+ Pieces (current)
Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980, Davenport, Iowa) is a video and performance artist living and working in NYC. More...

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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 grant)

+ "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 T

July-August 2014 Yaddo Residency

F O R T H C O M I N G

September 2014-August 2015 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency

September 18, 2014 ]ps[ Lecture (London)

October 7, 2014 Columbia University Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) Lecture (NYC)

November-December 2014 The Watermill Center Residency

R E C E N T

2013-2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace Residency

Performances at DolLApolooza, July 17-19, 2014

Performances at Dollstock, November 1-4, 2013 (stills here)

June-July 2013 MacDowell Residency / Fellowship

May 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.