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Sam Contis

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Sam Contis Reviewed in The New Yorker

Duet, Sam Contis’s current solo show, was reviewed in The New Yorker by Andrea K. Scott. Scott traces the lineage present in Contis’s work while celebrating the variety of formats on view.

Review

Sam Contis Reviewed in Musée Magazine

Duet, Sam Contis’ 2022 solo show, was reviewed in Musée Magazine by Lia Jung. Jung finds similarities between vocalist Inbal Hever’s body movements and the camera itself.

Review

Sam Contis Reviewed in The New Yorker

Duet, Sam Contis's current solo show, was reviewed in The New Yorker by Andrea K. Scott. Scott traces the lineage present in Contis's work while celebrating the variety of formats on view.

News

Sam Contis Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Sam Contis a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her achievement and promise in the field of photography.

Museum Acquisition

Sam Contis Works Acquired by The Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou has acquired the following artworks from Sam Contis's Deep Springs series: Untitled (Neck), 2015; Hold Down, 2014; Pulling Back the Skin, 2014; Eggs, 2015; Red Desert (Death Valley), 2014; Shoeing, 2013; Untitled (Sheet), 2016; Cover, 2013; Arbor, 2014; Untitled (Riding the Range, ca. 1920-24), 2016.

museum exhibition

"MASCULINITIES", featuring Sam Contis is traveling to Les Rencontres d'Arles

Sam Contis has a selection of works on view as a part of Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a group exhibition that has travelled to Les Rencontres d'Arles in Arles, France after being on view at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, UK. July 4 - September 26, 2021.

book

Sam Contis
Day Sleeper, 2020

In this book Sam Contis presents a new window onto the work of the iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange. Drawing from Lange’s extensive archive, Contis constructs a fragmented, unfamiliar world centred around the figure of the day sleeper – at once a symbol of respite and oblivion.

museum exhibition

Sam Contis at the Museum of Modern Art

Sam Contis has work in Being: New Photography 2018, curated by Lucy Gallun, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The show runs from March 8- August 19, 2018. 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY.

review

Sam Contis

Barry Schwabsky reviewed Sam Contis solo show "Deep Springs" in the September 2017 issue of Artforum.