Lizzy De Vita (b. 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work occupies a constellation of mediums, including performance, writing, sound, dance, film, video, sculpture and installation.
Diverse in form, the work is unified by an interest in modes of contamination. Within invented, but real/evolving scenarios, De Vita investigates social, ideological, linguistic, architectural infections. What happens when outside comes inside and vice versa? Is contamination always bad? Can it grow into interdependency or symbiosis? The work ultimately seeks viral moments: places where the boundaries between one thing and the next are blurred, and our beliefs come into question.
De Vita earned a BA in English Literature and Art History from Barnard College and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited at a range of venues in the United States and abroad, including The National Museum of the Moving Image, The Carnegie Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, The 8th Floor, The Chimney, The Boiler, NurtureArt, The Connelly Theater.