Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and scholar whose work examines queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor. Her artwork has appeared at MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Tate Modern in London, among others. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University.
Non-Consensual Collaborations, 2012-present
Location: FEN, Hall Central
This work documents a series of non-consensual collaborations: performances with other artists who did not agree to their participation. These collaborations go against traditional ideas of intention that structure art practice, dwelling instead on the entanglements of relation. By reframing difficult social encounters, the performances attempt to recalibrate a feminist capacity to act.