Each of Hope Ginsburg’s long-term projects builds community around learning. Her work is by turns collaborative, cooperative, and participatory. These artworks are made with peers, students, scientists, members of the public, and experts with knowledge from outside of the field. Rooted in first-hand experience, Ginsburg’s projects are invested in the socially transformative potential of knowledge exchange. For each new body of work, she spends time mastering skills such as beekeeping, vermiculture, scuba diving, wool felt-making and natural dyeing; which she does through informal apprenticeships and the development of relationships. As such her practice is interdisciplinary, social, and produced in relationship with the natural world and the species (and forces) with which we occupy the planet – in a dynamic catastrophically troubled by humans. Though Ginsburg's work is generally organized around live experiences for those directly involved, there are instances of public performance as well as representations and records made for viewers who encounter the works at a later time. Examples of such outcomes include objects (particularly in projects where collective making is a component), photography, and video.

Hope Ginsburg has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Wexner Center for the Arts, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Baltimore Museum of Art, SculptureCenter, and the Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. She is the recipient of an Art Matters Foundation Grant and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and has attended residencies such as the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Wexner Film/Video Studio, and The Harbor at Beta Local. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Hyperallergic, and Artforum.
 
Ginsburg is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, where she is currently the fellow at the Arts Research Institute. She lives and works in Richmond, Virginia with her partner and collaborator Joshua Quarles and their four cats.
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