(b. 1983) in San Francisco, CA

Lives and works in Columbus, OH


Carmen Winant's work utilizes installation and collage strategies to examine feminist modes of survival and revolt. Winant's recent projects have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Center, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Wexner Center of the Arts, and through CONTACT Photography festival, which mounted twenty-six of her billboards across Canada. Winant's recent artist books, My Birth and Notes on fundamental Joy, were published by SPBH Editions, ITI press, and Printed Matter Inc. Winant is the mother of two sons, Carlo and Rafa, whom she shares with her partner Luke Stettner; she is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Carmen Winant's work is represented in notable public collections, including The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Born 1983 in San Francisco, CA

Lives and works in Columbus, OH



2011:  MFA, California College of the Arts. San Francisco, CA

2011:  MA, Visual and Critical Studies. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010:  Resident, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2006:  BA, Fine Art and Museum Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA



2023: Passing On, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

2022:  Grand Prix Images Vevey Festival, Switzerland

2022: The Neighbor, The Friend, The Lover, Dayton Contemporary, OH

2022: A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2022: Photo Wein Festival, Vienna 

2021: The Making and Unmaking of the World | Patron, Chicago, IL

2020: Togethering, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2019: Fire on World, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA

2019: With Child: Carmen Winant & Otto Dix, Worcester Museum, MA 

2019: A History of My Pleasure, 14a, Hamburg, Germany

2019: XYZ-SOB-ABC, Twenty-five billboards in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver as a part of CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, CN

2018: W.A.R., Cave, Detroit, MI

2018: Body/Index, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

2017: Body As Battleground, Fortnight Institute Solo Presentation at Volta Art Fair NY, Curated by Wendy Vogel 

2016: Pictures of Women Working, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, CA

2016: Who Says Pain is Erotic?, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2015: The Window, Printed Matter, New York, NY



2022: To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA

2022: Silver Eye Center for Photography, Two-person exhibition with Luke Stettner, Pittsburgh, PA 

2022: Working Thought, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 

2022: Orlando, C/O Berlin, Germany

2021: Breaking Water, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2021: In Her View, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

2021: The Real and the Record, Thessaloniki Photo Biennial, Greece

2021: All Together, Amongst Many, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE

2021: Stockholm SyndromeMUAC, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico

2021: Picturing Motherhood Now: Images for a New Era, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2021: Bed of Trouble, San Francisco Arts Commission (Collaboration, Mierle Laderman Ukeles), CA

2020: Staying with the Trouble (collaboration with Carol Newhouse), Tufts University Arts Galleries, Boston MA

2020: Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2020: Witch Hunt, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DN

2020: New Visions: The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Oslo, NO

2020: Newsroom, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco, CA

2020: Orlando, McEvoy Arts Center, San Francisco, CA

2020: Matrescence, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

2020: Le Book Club, FOTOGALLERIET, Oslo

2019: Orlando, Aperture Gallery, NY

2018:  Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea

2018:  Being: New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2018:  Another Echo, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY

2018:  Greater Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, OH 

2018:  What We Make, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

2018:  Thickets, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

2017:  Camouflage, Stene Projects, Stockholm, SE

2017:  Gray Matters, Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH 

2017: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?, Volta, NY

2017:  The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

2017:  Post Concussion Syndrome, Minerva, Sydney, Australia

2017:  Weird Woman, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Alberta, Canada

2017:  Feels, Eastern Michigan University, Ford Gallery, MI

2017:  NADA NY, Skibum MacArthur 

2017:  Camouflage, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden 

2016:  Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn , NY

2016:  Gathered, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2016:  Stay: Horses Think Survey Show, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 

2016:  Stand-Up Comedy, Ice Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016:  Sexting, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2016:  Utopia Banished, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

2016:  Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, NY

2016   A-12: The Task of a Curator, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2015:  How to Remain Human, MoCA, Cleveland, OH

2015:  Towards a Thinking Rug, Bannerette Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  Silhouettes, Fort Hamilton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  Taken, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2013:  To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2012:  External Original, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, NY

2012:  Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2010:  SK10, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

2010:  Hearsay of the Sun, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA



2022: A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures, published by The Print Center, Phila. Original written contributions  by Laia Abril, Irene L. Brantley, Donna Ferrato, Ruth M. Glenn, Suzanne Lacy, Ksenia Nouril, Catherine Opie, Sangi Ravichandran, Elias Rodriques, Drew Sawyer, Paige L. Sweet and Carmen Winant

2022: Arrangements, Published by SPBH Editions and Images Vavey

2021: Instructional Photography: Learning How to Live Now, Published by SPBH Editions

2020:  Body/Index, Published by TBW Books (CA)

2019:  Notes on Fundamental Joy, Published by Printed Matter Inc. (NY)

2018:  My Birth, Published by SPBH Editions (UK) and ITI Press (NY)

2015:  My Life as a Man, Published by Horses Think Press. Original written contributions by

 Moyra Davey, Matthew Brannon, Michael Ned Holte, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jonathan Griffin,  John Yau, Courtney Fiske, Ross Simonini, Sarah McMenimen, Geoffrey Hilsabeck



2022: How Childhood Inspires Artists and Their Art,’ Tanya Mohn, The New York Times, Oct 21

2021: Carmen Winant.’ Photography Now: Fifty Pioneers Defining Photography for the Twenty-First Century, Charlotte Jensen, Tate Modern Press

2021: Carmen Winant: Fortnight Institute.’ Artforum, Zoe Lescaze, January

2021: 'Imágenes de mujeres que trabajan.’  Marta Labad Arias, Accesos: prácticas artísticas y formas de   conocimiento contemporáneas 4

2020: What It’s Like to See Photographs Again.’ Jesse Dorris, Aperture Magazine, October

2020: 'Carmen Winant’ Jessica Caroline, Topical Cream. December 14

2020: 'Carmen Winant’ Jessica Caroline, Topical Cream. December 14

2020: 'Mum’s the Word: Exhibitions Re-thinking Motherhood.’ Margaret Carrigan, The Art Newspaper, January 21

2020: Leaving It All Behind, EXIT Image and Culture Magazine, Madrid, Spain, August

2020: Carmen Winant, Nina Strand, Camera Austria, March

2020: Irrigation, Women’s Lands, Oregon Public Radio, January 8

2020: Mum’s the Word: exhibitions re-thinking motherhood, Margaret Carrigan, The Art  Newspaper, January 21

2020: Magic Hour Podcast, Jordan Weitzman, January 8

2020: Inaugural Henie Onstad Triennial, Artforum News, January 6

2019: A Tribute to the Artistic Community of Oregon’s Lesbian Lands, Raechel Root, Hyperallergic, December 19

2019: Carmen Winant, Unconditional Magazine No. 8, Winter

2019: At the Worcester Art Museum, an Unflinching Look at Maternity and Childbirth, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, November 27

2019:  Exhibitions to Fill and Art Lover’s Calendar, Ted Loos, New York Times, October 23

2019:  Carmen Winant, Humanity Magazine feature (UK), September 30

2019:  Blue Painter’s Tape, MoMA Magazine, July 25

2019:  Souriez, Vous Accouchez! Par Carmen Winant (France), Clementine Mercier, Liberation Daily Newspaper, January 15

2018:  Best of 2018, Editors, British Journal of Photography and Paper Journal, Dec 22

2018:  Carmen Winant: My Birth, Susan Bright, Ten Years of 1000 Words (catalog), December

2018:  Push, Sweat, Baby, Charlotte Jansen, Elephant Magazine, December

2018:  Favorite Photobooks of 2018, Daria Tuminas, Lensculture

2018:  The Best Photobooks of 2018, TIME's photo department, Dec 20

2018:  Top Photo Books of 2018, Tim Clark, 1000 Words Magazine, Dec 12

2018:  Carmen Winant at Stene Projects, Johanna Theander, Konston.net (SW), Sept. 17

2018:  Body/Index: Carmen Winant, Birgitta Rubin, Dagens Nyheter (SW), Oct 19

2018:  Feministisk Konst Rör Upp Känslor, Caroline Akerman, Di Weekend (SW), October 11

2018:  Labour and Lesbian Lands: An Interview With Feminist Artist Carmen Winant,"   AnOther  magazine, September

2018:  Carmen Winant, My Birth, Olga Yatskevich, Collector Daily, June 21

2018:  Childbirth and Menstruation in Defiant Art by Latin American Women", Susan Silas, Hyperallergic, July 11

2018: Carmen Winant's Radical Images of Women Giving Birth, Alicia Kroell, Hyperallergic,  June 6

2018:  Carmen Winant: My Birth," Amanda Maddox, The PhotoBook Review (Aperture  Magazine), Spring

2018:  Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA, Blouin ArtInfo, May 28

2018:  Carmen Winant: Making Childbirth Visible," Charlotte Jansen, Elephant, May 12

2018:  These Photographs Capture Joy and Pain of Pregnancy, Alexxa Godhardt, Artsy, May 11

2018:  Carmen Winant: My Birth Interview, Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X, May 9

2018:  Being: New Photography, Phillip Griffith, The Brooklyn Rail, May 1

2018:  Editor's Picks: 14 Things in New York This Week, Sarah Cascone, ArtNet, April 16 

2018:  Being: New Photography 2018, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, April 23

2018:  Let's Give Our Childbirth Stories a Big Push, Evan Wiseman, The Guardian, April 8

2018:  We All Wear the Mask: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Dan Allegretto, Art in America, April 2

2018: What If Birth, Long Shrouded and Parodied By Popular Culture, Was Made Visible?, Eva

Clifford, British Journal of Photography, March 29

2018: How Photography Helps to Capture What It Mean To Be Human, Emily Dinsdale,  DAZED, March 27

2018: An Artist's Vast Collection of Images of Women (and Her Own Mother) Giving Birth, Philip Gefter, The New Yorker, Photo Booth blog, March 27

2018:  Photography in Search of the Human Being, Nicolo Piuzzi, The Submarine, March 25 2018:  At MoMA, Photography Doesn't Have To Reinvent Itself To Be Radical," Scott Indrisek, Artsy, March 20

2018: Discover Five Artists Breathing New Life Into Photography in MoMA's Biannual Survey, Taylor Dafoe, Artnet, March 20

2018: Artist Carmen Winant on Why 2,000 Images of Childbirth Belong at MoMA," Laura

Regensdorf, Laura VOGUE.com, March 19

2018:  Art: New Photography at MoMA, Will Heinrich, New York Times, March 16

2018:  MoMA's Human Focus," Richard Woodward, Wall Street Journal, March 14

2017:  At Fotofocus, the Radical Notion That Women Are People, Brendan Wattenberg, Aperture Magazine blog, October 26

2017:  Museum of Modern Art Announces Artist List for 2018 Edition of New Photography, Alex Greenberger, ArtNews, September 20

2017:  Carmen Winant, Drew Sawyer, Osmos Magazine (Issue 13), Fall 

2017:  Carmen Winant: Ten Questions, Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish Be Happy, September

2017:  Weird Woman Disrupts Clichés, LissaRobinson, Galleries West, August 12

2017:  Gallery Crawl, Chelsea, Wendy Vogel, BOMB, June 28

2017:  Artists Embrace the Grayscale, Sarah Sharp Rose, Hyperallergic, June 20

2017:  Arts Preview: Gray Matters at the Wexner, Jim Fisher, Columbus Alive, May 17

2017:  "Carmen Winant: A Composition Filled With Clues, Marisa Espe, Refigural Quarterly, March 15

2017:  Curated Section Brings Body Politics to Volta NY, Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, March 3

2017:  Skip Booths, Head to ‘Your Body is a Battleground,’ Emily Colucci, Art F City, March 3

2017:  A Curator Heeds The Post-Election Call to Battle at the Volta Art Fair, BrienneWalsh, Forbes, March 1

2017:  Priorities for Armory Week in New York 2017, Natalie Hegert, Huffington Post, March 1

2017:  Catch These Breakout Stars at Volta NY, Sarah Cascone, ArtNet, March 2

2016:  Photobooks of 2016 Anouk Kruithof, Photo Bookstore Magazine, December 1

2016:  Exhibition Aims to Show the Meaning of Curating, Yue Wu, The Lantern, November 3

2016:  Pictures of Women Working, Jennifer Piejko, Artforum.com, October 19

2016:  Carmen Winant: Pictures of Women Working, Nicole Hyunjee, Daily Serving, Oct 19

2016:  STAY Explores Societal Problems Behind Art, Melissa Natividade, The Signal, Sept 12

2016:  Five Shows to See in LA This Week, Catherine Wagley, Los Angeles Weekly, August 24

2016:  What To See in New York Art Galleries This Week, Karen Rosenberg, New York Times, August 11

2016:  Reading Revisted, Sonel Breslov, Blonde Art Books, July 28

2016:  15 Artists in New York Summer Group Shows Who Deserve Solo Shows, Alexxa Gottgardt, Artsy, July 25

2016:  Editor's Picks: 11 Art Events to See in New York, Caroline Elbaor, Artnet, July 19

2016:  A New York Gallery Show Rethinks the Summer Reading List, Kat Herriman, Vice, July 7

2016:  Who Says Pain is Erotic?, Drew Sawyer, Document Journal, April 14

2016:  It is About Bringing People Together, Hannah Ghorashi ,ArtNews, April 8

2016:  Book Review: My Life as a Man, Adam Bell, Photoeye, Jan 4

2015:  The Space In-Between, How To Remain Human catalog essay, Kris Paulsen, MoCA Cleveland

2015:  Touching and Training, How To Remain Human catalog essay, Elena Harvey-Collins, MoCA Cleveland

2015:  Carmen Winant's Collage of the Creative and Critical, Hannah Stephensen, Columbus Alive, March 5

2015:  Five Things not to Miss at the LA Art Book Fair, Jennifer Piejko, i-D, Jan 2 



KADIST Collection, San Francisco, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sandvika, Norway
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA