Gillian Sneed

Gillian Sneed holds a PhD in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where her dissertation focused on Brazilian women’s performance and video art of the 1970s–1980s. She is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and in fall 2021, she will begin a new position as Assistant Professor of Art History at San Diego State University.


Regina Vater’s Ecofeminist Rituals of Waste and Renewal, 1983–88

In recent years, the Brazilian artist Regina Vater (born 1943) has gained renewed attention for her contributions to Latin American and Latinx feminist art histories of performance. However, her artistic explorations of ecology and the environment are virtually unexamined. This essay considers these subjects in Vater’s work through an analysis of several site-specific, participatory events that together address ecological themes of waste and renewal.