2019: Aliza Shvarts: PORTFOLIO

Aliza Shvarts is an artist and writer who takes a queer and feminist approach to reproductive labor and language.  Her recent work focuses on testimony and circulations of speech in the digital age. She received a BA from Yale University (2008) and is completing a PhD in Performance Studies, NYU. Shvarts was a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, a 2017 Critical Writing Fellow at Recess Art, and is currently a 2019-20 A.I.R. Gallery Artist Fellow and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her artwork been shown across Europe, Latin America, and the US at venues including the Tate Modern in London, the Athens Biennale in Greece, and the LOOP International Film Festival in Barcelona; Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and Universidad de Chile, Santiago; SculptureCenter, Participant Inc, Abrons Art Center, Lévy Gorvy, and Matthew Gallery in New York; the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia; and Artspace in New Haven, CT.  Her writing has been published in Whitechapel Documents in Contemporary Art: PracticeThe Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, TDR/The Drama ReviewWomen & Performance, and The Brooklyn Rail.  Awards include 2008 Lloyd Mifflin Prize for English at Yale, 2017 Franco Coli Dissertation Award from NYU, and 2019 Young Scholar Award from the International Association for Aesthetics. 

Situational Diagram: Exhibition Walkthrough (2016)
Situational Diagram: Exhibition Walkthrough (2016)
Sibboleth (2016)
Sibboleth (2016)
How does it feel to be a fiction? New Haven Virus (May 11-June 30, 2018)
How does it feel to be a fiction? New Haven Virus (May 11-June 30, 2018)
How does it feel to be a fiction? Athens Virus (October 26-December 9, 2018)
How does it feel to be a fiction? Athens Virus (October 26-December 9, 2018)