Santina Amato is an interdisciplinary artist born in Australia to Italian immigrants, and has lived and worked in USA since 2010.
Her practice incorporates video, sculpture, installation, painting and photography and is deeply rooted in psychoanalytic thinking and feminist theory, attempting to translate the complexities of her own female sexuality, desire and erotica within a patriarchal system.
Amato received a Master of Fine Arts (2017) at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her video works have been screened at ExFest Film and Video Festival, Chicago, Brooklyn Public TV, New York, and The International Women’s Day Video Screening in Melbourne, Australia. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and the U.S.A including Detroit International Videonale, Kuntshalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, MI, and Currents 2012, International New Media Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM. She is the founder and director of Moving_Image_00:00, a biannual festival of moving image works created by Chicago based artists. She has received funding from the American Australian Association, NY, and held positions as Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at ACRE, Steuben, WI, Artspace Visual Arts Center, Sydney, Australia, New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, New York, U.S.A and BRIC Media Arts House, Brooklyn, U.S.A
Amato’s work is part of a collective photographic portfolio at The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection and The Art Institute of Chicago and video collection at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.