Leda and the Swan is included in EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE Vol. 9, edited by Zoe Guttenplan. EMERGENCY INDEX is an annual periodical documenting performance work, including performance directly for the camera.

Festival Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques is in its 33rd year in Marseille, France. A three screen version of Leda and the Swan, 2019 will have its premiere screening at the festival in November, 2020.

The Archive to Come is an on-line and in the gallery exhibition of moving image work at Telematic Media Arts in San Francisco, developed by artist, Carla Gannis, and, curator, Clark Buckner, as an outgrowth of Carla’s evolving wwwunderkammer project, to reimagine the digital archive in the face of a global pandemic and a worldwide social justice movement. The show will open on Thursday, October 22nd and run until Thursday, December 17th, 2020. My motion capture video EULOGY, 2020 will be part of the exhibition.

EULOGY, 2020 will be part of a screening titled, A Trouble Shared, as part of this year’s Open Studios at the Elizabeth Foundation. The program will go love on the EFA YouTube channel and on the EFA website on October 20th at 9 a.m. through October 24th at 10 p.m. and will be the main feature of the EFA website on Tuesday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The new members exhibition, Freedom is an Act, curated by Natalia Nakazawa at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is now open and will be up through December 1, 2020. Due to the Covid pandemic, reservations are required to see the exhibition.

UN/CUBE online gallery (www.uncube.org) is showing EULOGY, 2020 opening on June 6th in a group exhibition called Summer Savory.

I am pleased to have my video performance work AGING VENUS included in the FEM TOUR TRUCK international festival of feminist video art, traveling to Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal and the U.K.


I gave a talk on the arc of my self-portraiture from 1979 to the present, at a panel on February 14th, 2019 titled Re-storying the Female Body – Contested Site: The Female Body in Contemporary Art at the CAA’s annual conference. The panel was organized by Katya Grokhovsky and took place at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown.


This review by artist Nadja Verena Marcin of IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art, 150 Phalluses in Feminist Art Today, is now up on Hyperallergic.

I am pleased to share this first review to appear in English of IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art, curated by Andrea Jahn at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken in Germany, which ran through January 2019. What About the Male Body in Feminist Art? An Exhibition Examines, Widewalls, May 23, 2018

The following is a video produced by Stadgalerie Saarbrücken on the occasion of the exhibition IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art:

This link takes you to a video that was shot at the panel discussion held at Stadgalerie Saarbrücken on the occasion of the exhibition IN THE CUT – The Male Body in Feminist Art. The panel was moderated by curator Andrea Jahn. The panel of English speaking artists took place on May 19th and included Eunice Golden, Joan Semmel, Katherine Gilje and myself. Betty Tompkins joined us via Skype. A second panel was held the next day of the German speaking artists.

REVIEWS OF the self-portrait sessions

A third review of my show in Los Angeles was just published in Entertainment Voice. The piece, titled ‘Susan Silas: the self-portrait sesssions’ Investigates the Projected Self, was written by Rachael McDonald. (July 14, 2016)

A second review of my show in Los Angeles, written by artist and writer Max King Cap, CB1 Gallery: Susan Silas, has been published in Artillery. (June 30, 2016)

I would like to share this thoughtful review of my exhibition, Susan Silas’ naked look at self-image at CB1 Gallery, written by Sharon Mizota for the L.A. Times. (June 25, 2016)