Amber Ginsburg creates site-generated projects and social sculpture that insert historical scenarios into present day situations. Her background in craft orients her projects towards the continuities and ruptures in material, social, and utopic histories. Her work, often collaborative, engages objects as collaborators, agent-provocateurs and narrative instigators.
Her research-based multimedia installations have been shown in museums and galleries including: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA; World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; KunstTREFFpunkt, Darmstadt, Germany; Artsonje, Seoul, Korea; Raid Projects, Los Angles, CA and the Bristol Biennial, England.
Mark Philip Bradley (Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History and the College, Faculty Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights), one of the core organizers of What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?, will be in conversation with Chicago artist Amber Ginsburg (University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts) to discuss the role of artistic expression in the development of global human rights.