Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2016-17

(Queens, NY)Amanda Alfieri

Biography

Amanda Alfieri is an artist working in performance, video, and photography. She holds an MFA from Columbia University (Visual Arts 2013). In 2008 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Recent performances include presentations at PARTICIPANT INC (New York, NY); BAM Fisher (Brooklyn, NY); Abrons Art Center (New York, NY); and Pioneer Works (New York, NY).

Project Description

Using performance, video, and photography, my work will address America’s obsession with all things booty, female self-sexualization on social media, cyber beauty, narcissism and the hyper-sexualization of the fitness industry- specifically as it relates to Instagram. I plan on testing the limitations of my body by means of intense training (heavy weight lifting) and excessive eating, in order to sculpt an ideal Instagram booty. I will train under the guidance of a self proclaimed glute expert. I will follow his training which is backed by years of research, and I will relentlessly attempt to become Instafamous.