Amelia Saul is a video artist and writer based in New York, working in the space between theater, performance art, and film. She has written: “I am not interested in using video or performance art to state any intellectual or philosophical thesis, but like a court jester, to pose questions as jokes.”
Her work has been presented in performance spaces, galleries, and online, including The Performing Garage, New York (2015); artforum.com (2013); The Kitchen, New York (in collaboration with Claude Wampler, 2013); Momenta Art, Brooklyn (2011); and Banciao 435 Artist Village, Taiwan (2008).
She attended New York University for her BFA (2005) and MFA (2010).
The Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice lecture series brings together artists and thinkers on the forefront of contemporary art practice to share ideas, raise questions, and engage with curious thinkers in both the UW School of Art + Art History + Design and the community at large. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595, Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice, taught by guest lecturer Eric Fredericksen.
The series is made possible by the integral support of The New Foundation Seattle, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the production of contemporary visual art through dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation.
All lectures are free and open to the public; for more information, visit http://art.washington.edu/critical-issues-in-contemporary-art-practice-2016/.