Quintan Ana Wikswo

Artist Quintan Ana Wikswo’s work is often trans-disciplinary, spanning literature, film, video, photography, installation, and performance. She constantly creates challenging and mutli-dimensional work that explores topics of genocide, war, gender, sexuality, ritual, erasure, government bodies, and relationships between people via themself, their environment, and their past. Oftentimes Memory- both its functionality and its faultiness- are at the heart of her work as well as government systems and its crimes against the sub-altern. Wikswo’s work is thought-provoking, visceral, and socially conscious, intended to educate her audience and spur social reform.

 

Her works have been shown in various museums and galleries- most notably, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in France, the Judisches Museum Munchen in Munich, Germany, and the Yeshiva University Museum in New York City. Her literary works have been published in Tin House, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Mississippi Review, and Folio amongst others.

 

Wikswo is a 2013 Creative Capital Theo Westenberger Grantee in Emerging Fields (New Media) and has participated in numerous artist residencies, most recently in conjunction with Ebenboeckhaus, Millay Colony, and Can Serrat.

 

Wikswo earned an interdisciplinary BA with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with triple majors in Philosophy/ Critical Theory, Gender Studies, and History and minors in African-American Studies, Military Studies, and French. She received an MFA from San Francisco State University, where she was honored with the President’s Award and the University Distinguished Service Award.