Aliza Shvarts

Part-time Assistant Professor

Aliza Shvarts’ work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor and temporality. Using text, video, sculpture, sound, and performance, she explores questions of duration, as well as how the body can function as a political organ in time. She holds a BA from Yale University, where her 2008 senior thesis for the art major became the subject of international controversy. Her artwork has since appeared at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Tate Modern in London, and has been the subject of recent work by feminist art historians Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Wendy Steiner, and Jennifer Doyle. Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment, and Technology, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. She 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, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is also completing a PhD in Performance Studies at New York University.