Nechama Winston is a multidisciplinary artist based in NYC working with video installation, photography, film, and archival materials. Her work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the University of Oslo, among other exhibitions and screenings in NYC, Colombia, Lithuania, Norway, Canada and Israel. She is also one of the editors of New Poetics of Labor, a research platform that looks at the relationship and exchanges between art and labor as an act of resistance. Winston has held a residency at K77 Studio | Space for Contemporary Performing Arts in Berlin, and has an upcoming residency with the ZK/U, Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin. Currently, Winston is working on a film about the life and legacy of Paul Robeson, in collaboration with Nicolas Melmann. She received an MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, NY (2017), and a BA in Art History and Behavioral Neuroscience (with honors) from CUNY Hunter College, NY (2012).
Winston looks at the philosophical implications of photography to form alternative political imaginaries. Using mostly black and white film, she often interweaves personal experiences and memories, with collective political ones. She seeks to create images through editing and montaging archival research, photography, and video, to visually provoke new historical narratives that move between fiction and non-fiction.