Kathryn Hamilton

artist, filmmaker, amateur microbiologist

New York, US


Kathryn Karaoglu Hamilton, aka Sister Sylvester, is an artist and self-taught microbiologist making work in New York and Istanbul. As Sister Sylvester she creates essayistic performances that use first hand research, found documents, animals and technology to make cross species collaborations and cyborg theater. She is a current resident at ONX studio, a new media workspace created by the Onassis foundation and The New Museum in NYC; a 2019 Macdowell Fellow; an alumnus of the Public Theater Devised Theater Working Group, and Public Theater New Works program. Recent work includes ARK: Shadow Time, at Kiraathane Istanbul, as part of Protocinema’s multi-city exhibition, A Few In Many Places; The Eagle and The Tortoise, at National Sawdust, NYC; The Fall, Yale University, and Under The Radar, NYC; Three Rooms, Shubbak Festival/Arcola, London; Bozar, Brussels; Frascati, Amsterdam; Recent video work has shown at MoCA Toronto, 601Artspace NYC, MUTEK festival and Humboldt University, Berlin. She teaches a bio-hacking performance class, The School of Genetically Modified Theater, and has taught that and other master classes at Colorado College, Princeton, UCCS, Columbia University, Bogazici, Istanbul. Her work has been reviewed by Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Performance Art Journal, Telerama, and she spent the years 2013-15 in disguise as a french diplomat in New York.

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