Log in to post comments Degree Seeking MFA Area of Study Studio Undergraduate Institution University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Undergraduate Degree BFA Studio Art, Minor African American & Diaspora Studies Hometown Charlotte, NC CV CV_no_contact.pdf Research Detail Annie Simpson's practice spans photography, sculpture, and performance/intervention to imagine markers/wayfinders (tactical public history) for landscapes which which complicate our understanding of the American “South” as a territory during and within the "Plantationocene." This is to say that her projects conceptualize our current geological age of pre-trembling against and through the logics of the plantation - violently differentiated life, uneven development, environmental degradations, and social dislocations and atomization - at a planetary scale. Increasingly, her work looks at entanglements between mirages of the "Old South" and contemporary colonial economies locked in through corporate or imperial relationships. She works primarily via site/sight based investigation and is particularly concerned with the existing aesthetic limitations of how we represent ‘history’ and duration. Biography Simpson (b. 1997, Charlotte, NC) is a multi-/inter-/un- disciplined artist and writer. At the University of Georgia, she is currently an MFA candidate and Teaching Assistant. She was a 2018-2019 National Fellow (as part of Take Action Chapel Hill collective) with Monument Lab, a public art and history studio in Philadelphia, PA. Her projects have been supported by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her writing has been featured by Printed Matter, Southern Cultures, and ARTnews.