Aliza Shvarts

Wednesday, Nov. 17:

Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and scholar 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. In addition to her own artistic practice and scholarship, Shvarts has worked extensively in artist education, professional development, and cultural philanthropy. She cofounded the Arts Research Collective (ARC), an incubator for experimental and socially engaged arts education; developed queer theory curriculum as Faculty for the Leslie-Lohman Museum Queer Artist Fellowship; and has served on grantmaking panels for the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Her artwork has been exhibited at venues including Tate Modern in London; Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA in Prague; Athens Biennale in Greece; the LOOP International Film Festival in Barcelona; Art in General, Sculpture Center, A.I.R, Participant Inc, Abrons Art Center, Lévy Gorvy, and Matthew Gallery in New York; LACE in Los Angeles; and the Slought Foundation, and her writing has been published in Whitechapel Documents in Contemporary Art: Practice, The Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader; The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, TDR/The Drama Review; Women & Performance, and The Brooklyn Rail. She was a Recess Critical Writing Fellow in 2017, a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum from 2015-19, an A.I.R. Artist Fellow in 2019-20, and a 2020 National Arts Club Artist Fellow .