© Camille McQuat

Current: Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
under Dr. Sean Dorrance Kelly

Recalling distortions in language and cultural rituals that reveal to us the shadows of self and the archaeological present I question the content of action as it becomes a material or form, somehow hypothesizing the reciprocity that comes from both unexpected and calculated inversions. In performance, I consider these forms that appear to assume bodies as my own. I become invested in their elevation as I simultaneously condition mine to neutrality through acts of installation. Arriving always at impermanence, that infinite constant, I pay close attention to the tensions from inner threads of history and their implicit mechanisms. I question where those movements may go and by its very nature of inertia, arrive sometimes at a platform upon which to begin working.

Autumn Ahn (b. 1986, Philadelphia, USA) is currently a Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. Her conceptual multimedia works and performances use installation, sound, video and works-on-paper. Her pieces have been presented at Cine Tonalá for Fería ARTBO (Bogota Art Fair); Centre National d’Art Contemporain-Grenoble; Istanbul Embassy, WRONG Biennale; Contemporary Istanbul; Maison du Portugal, Cité Universitaire, Paris; Art Basel, Miami for the AIDS Action Committee; Montserrat College of Art & Design, with Castledrone for HUBweek in Boston’s City Hall Plaza and with The Chimney in Brooklyn, NY.

currently resides in the US.


Wherever art is shown, we should ask: what is the life of those works for the great majority who only encounter them second-hand? | Julian Stallabrass

[Stallabrass, Julian, Van Mourik Broekman, Pauline, and Ratnam, Niru. Locus Solus. London: Black Dog Publishing Limited, 2000, p.17]