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Project Collaborator

Amber Ginsburg

Lecturer in Visual Arts University of Chicago


Amber Ginsburg

Photo by Erielle Bakkum

Amber Ginsburg creates site-generated projects and social sculptures that insert historical scenarios into present-day situations, as well as engages present-day histories to imagine alternative futures. Her background in craft orients her projects toward the continuities and ruptures in material and social histories. Often working with long-term collaborators, together they engage multiple communities and elicit working relationships with experts in the fields of botany, political activism, biology, legal scholarship and activism, and science fiction. Always interested in history, more recently she has been drawn to imagined futures. Amber teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago and shows broadly including at the Thailand Biennale, the Bristol Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Design, various sidewalks, and empty lots, to name a few.


Untidy Objects

2023 – 2025