Santina Amato

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Artist's Statement

My work combines performance, video, sculpture, photography and site-specific contexts to explore femininity and the female identity. Voyeuristic in it’s approach and adopting a deceptively childlike charm, logic and aesthetic, my work instantly transports the viewer into a feminine surrealist wonderland, a fairytale-esque environment that explores the “in-between”, the tension that lies both within the physical and psychological space of the female identity.

www.santinaamato.com

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION
2009 First Class Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2005-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2003-2004 Diploma of Visual Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2014
American Australian Association’s Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, New York, U.S.A
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, New York, U.S.A
2013
New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artist Program, New York, U.S.A
Artspace Visual Arts Centre Residency, Sydney, Australia
Blindside Contemporary Art Space, Summer Studio Residency, Melbourne, Australia
2012
Finalist, Toyota Spirit Travel Award, Australia
Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Early Career Grant
Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Initiative
New York Artist Residency & Studio Foundation Residency, New York, U.S.A
Victoria University Summer Residency, Melbourne, Australia