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Connie Samaras

Visual Arts, 2012



Connie Samaras lives and works in Los Angeles. She was born in Albuquerque, NM. Working primarily in photography and video, she employs a variety of interdisciplinary frames and aesthetic strategies in developing projects. Her ongoing interests include: the variable membrane between fiction and real world; political geographies and psychological dislocation in the everyday; speculative landscapes and architectural narratives; science fiction genres and future imaginaries; the legacy of U.S. social change movements in a shifting global economy; paradox and the political unconscious; art as historical artifact and differing systems of cataloguing history. Over the past 25 years she has shown her work extensively, including a solo exhibition After the American Century at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. Past awards include a California Community Foundation Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, the Adeline Kent Award, and a National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Artists and Writers Grant.

Awards and Accomplishments

2013:

Samaras has a survey exhibition ranging from 1998-2012 called Connie Samaras: Tales of Tomorrow  at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, curated by Irene Tsatsos, from March 1 – June 9, 2013

2013:

 Connie Samaras: Tales of Tomorrow will be released by Armory Press, Pasadena, with DAP distributors, in conjunction with her exhibiton by the same name