Connie Samaras employs a variety of interdisciplinary frames and aesthetic strategies in developing projects. Her ongoing interests include: the variable membrane between fiction and real world; political geographies and psychological dislocation in the everyday; speculative landscapes and architectural narratives; science fiction genres and future imaginaries; the legacy of U.S. social change movements in a shifting global economy; paradox and the political unconscious; desire, popular culture, feminist and queer theory; art as historical artifact, the aesthetics of time, and differing systems of cataloguing history. In addition to an extensive record of art exhibitions, lectures, reviews, and awards, she’s also published writings, narrative and critical, on a range of topics.
Connie Samaras works primarily in photography and video. Recent exhibitions include: Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Ceiling Should Be Green, P!, NY; and Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, California Museum of Photography. In 2013, a survey of her work dealing with future imaginaries of global capital, Tales of Tomorrow (1998-2013), was exhibited at The Armory in Pasadena curated by Irene Tsatsos.