Amy Balkin (b. 1967, U.S.) is an American artist whose work combines cross-disciplinary research and social critique to generate ambitious, bold, and innovative ways of conceiving the public domain outside current legal and discursive systems. Her projects propose a reconstituted commons, considering legal borders and systems, environmental justice, and equitable sharing of common-pool resources in the context of climate change.
Her work and documentation has been included in Rights of Nature at Nottingham Contemporary, 2015; at Kunsthal Aarhus, 2015; Les Abattoirs, 2015; dOCUMENTA 13, 2012; Mills College Art Museum, 2015; Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2016. Recent publications include Decolonizing Nature, 2016; Art in the Anthropocene, 2015; Materiality, 2015; Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics, 2015. Amy Balkin studied at Stanford University and is based in San Francisco.