CHICAGO, IL.- Winants multimedia work often utilizes installation and collage techniques to examine feminist modes of survival and revolt. Her most widely-known work is My Birth (2018), an immersive installation developed for MoMAs 2018 Being: New Photography that included over 2,000 photographs of women in the process of preparing for or giving birth, which was collected from books and magazines largely from the 1970s. Her practice situates itself within a lineage of feminist art production, particularly seminal figures like Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Mary Kelly whose works posited that care and the complexities of procreation have radical potential within artistic discourses.
Winant joins a roster that includes Bethany Collins, Jennie C. Jones, Jamal Cyrus and Samuel Levi Jones. The announcement follows the artists first show with the gallery in the fall of 2021. She is currently preparing for the opening of Working Thought, a group exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art on view from March 6 through June 26, 2022, as well as A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures, her multipart project which was funded by the Pew Center for the Arts and will be on view from April 15 through July 16, 2022. A Brand New End comprises an exhibition, public interventions, artist book, and a host of public programs with Women In Transition. In addition to those and other forthcoming shows, she has two shows currently on view: Picturing Motherhood Now at the Cleveland Museum of Art until March 13 and Marternar at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo until May 12. PATRONs representation of Winant is joint with Fortnight Institute.
Carmen Winant (b. 1983, San Francisco, CA, USA) is an artist based in Columbus, OH; her work utilizes installation and collage strategies to examine feminist modes of survival and revolt. Recent exhibitions include: The Making and Unmaking of the World (2021), PATRON, Chicago, IL, My Birth (2018), Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan, NY; New Visions (2020), The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Oslo, NO; Another Echo (2018) Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; Gray Matters (2017) Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH; WITCHHUNT (2020), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DN; XYZ-SOB-ABC (2019), CONTACT Photography festival,Toronto, CN. Forthcoming commissions are to take place at The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA, The ICA Boston, Boston, MA, and The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico. Forthcoming solo exhibitions will take place at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA., Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN. Recently published artist books: My Birth and Notes on Fundamental Joy, by SPBH Editions, ITI press, and Printed Matter Inc. Respectively, her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway. Recent awards include: Guggenheim Fellow in photography (2019), The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Grantee (2020) , 2020 FCA Grant recipient in Art (2020) , American Academy of Arts and Letters honoree (2021)