Roski Talks: Carmen Winant


Handtmann Lecture: Our Birth

Virtual talk with Artist Carmen Winant 

Mar 3, 2pm


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Carmen Winant will present the 2021 Handtmann Lecture in photography as part of the USC Roski Talk series

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. Winant's recent projects have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sculpture Center, The Wexner Center of the Arts, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and through CONTACT Photography festival, which mounted twenty-six of her billboards across Canada. Winant's recent artist books, My Birth and Notes on Fundamental Joy, were published by SPBH Editions, ITI press, and Printed Matter Inc., respectively. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo; she is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Winant is the mother of two sons, Carlo and Rafa, whom she shares with her partner Luke Stettner.


The Handtmann Photography Lecture Series was established in 1999 as part of a larger endowment contribution that also established the Handtmann Prize for Photography and the graduate and undergraduate Photography Labs. Past Handtmann Photography Lecturers have included: Leslie Hewitt, Lucas Blalock, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Collier Schorr, Barbara Kasten, Zoe Leonard, among others. 

Images, from top: Carmen Winant, My Birth, 2018, Found images, tape; installation view of Being: New Photography, 2018, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 18, 2018–August 19, 2018; © 2018 The Museum of Modern Art; photo: Kurt Heumiller. Photo of artist: Jordan Weitzman.