Abigail Collins was born in New York, and is currently based in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from UCLA. Her work been shown at PØST Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, 3 Days Awake, USC Station Gallery, Yeosu International Art Festival, and Seoha Gallery. She was recently published in Haunt Journal of Art and is working on the publication for a collaborative research project on international borders. She received the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, Hoyt Scholarship, and Resnick Scholarship from UCLA, a UCIRA grant for research in the arts, and a one year residency at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon. 

 

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As a research based artist I use video, performance, installation, and text to navigate international political landscapes through personal narrative. Often focusing on domestic spaces and situations, I seek to engage intimate viewership of systemic issues.

Much of this work is rooted in a familial understanding of the ways that intergenerational trauma from WWII is both personal and historical, and densely interwoven with the current occupation of Palestine. Though I don’t seek to cleanly untangle this, it motivates my continued investigation into ethical viewership of political crisis.