Sam Contis (b. 1982) works primarily in photography and moving image. Recent shows include a 2022 early-career survey, Transit, at the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, France, and a collaboration, Duet, with the vocalist Inbal Hever at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Barbican Art Gallery, London; the Gropius-Bau, Berlin; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is the recipient of a 2024 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship (2022), the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists (2016), and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship (2016). Contis’s work is represented in collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Centre Pompidou, Paris; KADIST, Paris and San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Contis has published three monographs: Deep Springs (Mack, 2017), Day Sleeper (Mack, 2020), and Overpass (Aperture, 2022). Contis received her BFA from New York University and her MFA from Yale University, where she is currently a Visiting Critic in Photography.

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles

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