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QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO is recognized for adventurous, expansive projects that integrate her original works in literature, visual art, film, and performance.  Her thirty-two major projects are exhibited, published, and performed at prominent institutions in the United States and Europe.

She has three books coming out in Spring 2015, including her debut collection The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far (Coffee House Press) includes 150 color plates of her companion photographs, and two suites of essays and photographs in Procession for the Extracted (California College of Arts) and Emergency Index (Ugly Duckling Presse).  

Her hybrid texts, poetry, fiction and nonfiction make frequent appearances in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, WITNESS, New American Writing, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sidebrow, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat and many others. Other publications include a major exhibition catalogue of her work, Alles hat seine Zeit: Rituale gegen das Vergessen (Vorschau Verlag), One Blood: The Narrative Influence (University of Alaska Press), and Schwarzer Tod and the Useless Eaters (Catalysis Projects), and four DVD collections of her film installations.  

A 2013 Creative Capital Grantee in Emerging Forms, her work has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, ARC-Durfee, the Puffin Foundation, Yaddo, Djerassi, IAWM, GRAME, and many others. A lively interdisciplinary teacher at institutions including NYU, Colgate, California College of Arts, Cal State Fullerton, CUNY, San Francisco State University, the Honors College at Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, and more, she maintains a lively reading and artist lecture tour throughout Europe and the United States for programs in Creative Writing, Music Composition, Theater, Performance, Film, Visual Art, English, History, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, and Human Rights.

She is the co-Artistic Director of Fieldshift Further, a transdisciplinary performance ensemble creating new works at sites of human rights crimes, and a core artist with Catalysis Projects, a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary collaborative new works company. Wikswo is the founder and director of Comrade Truebridge’s, a cross-disciplinary workgroup for NYC artists, and the Co-Artistic Director of Fieldshift Further, a transdisciplinary performance company creating new works at sites with human rights and ecological impact, and a core artist with Los Angeles-based Catalysis Projects/LA, an interdisciplinary collaborative new works company.

Her website is www.QuintanWikswo.com.