Connie Samaras lives and works in Los Angeles. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Working primarily in photography and video, she employs a variety of interdisciplinary frames and aesthetic strategies in developing projects. Her ongoing interests include: the variable membrane between fiction and real world; political geographies and psychological dislocation in the everyday; speculative landscapes and architectural narratives; science fiction genres and future imaginaries; the legacy of U.S. social change movements in a shifting global economy; paradox and the political unconscious; desire, popular culture, feminist and queer theory; art as historical artifact, the aesthetics of time, and differing systems of cataloguing history. In addition to an extensive record of art exhibitions, lectures, reviews, and awards, she’s also published writings, narrative and critical, on a range of topics.