CV

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My performance art combines gay club aesthetics of appearance, movement, and attitude with their opposites.

I use trickery, sincerity, and pop culture to create emotionally visceral and visually fascinating live performance.

I am educated in performance and art practice largely by participating in San Francisco, California’s diverse drag community. I began performing at San Francisco clubs ‘Something’ and ‘High Fantasy’ in 2011. In that year, I produced and performed approximately 100 unique pieces in clubs throughout San Francisco.

Since then, my work has been featured in various festivals and curated shows in the United States and internationally. I have danced for and collaborated with celebrated choreographers and emerging international artists. Most recently, I was a recipient of the Maroc Artist Meeting Residency in collaboration with Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now Marrakech, Morocco (2016) and Musik I Syd Future Legends Residency in Malmö Sweden (2015).

Residencies

2019 – 2020


2016



2015



2014

CounterPulse Edge Artist in Residence with Rachael Dichter, San Francisco, CA

Maroc Artist Meeting Residency in collaboration with Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now Marrakech, Morocco


Musik I Syd ‘Future Legends’ Residency in collaboration with Zofia William Åsenlöf, Malmö, Sweden


Airspace Performance Residency, San Francisco, CA

Solo Performances

My Body Just Before It Disappeared
2017
Collaboration with Benjamin Kress for the closing of his show ‘New Paintings’, Callicoon Fine Arts, NY, NY

Nightmare
2014
Visual art & performance piece, AirSpace Artist Residency, San Francisco, CA

Installation

Cunt: An Opening
2013
‘Art Party’ installation, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Performances in Festivals & Group Shows

On Use & Dis-Use of Images in Performance: A Study in Tension
2016
Live performance / installation for Touch On at SOMArts, SF, CA

Future Legends
2015
Collaboration with Zofia William Åsenlöf, Palladium, Malmö, Sweden

The Fascinator Project
2015
SALTA curated evening of performance, Finnish American Hall, Berkeley, CA

LOOK
2015
SALTA curates ‘The News’, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

We Found Luv
2013
SFMoMA’s 24 Hour Future Countdown Live, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA

We Found Luv
2013
‘Araxes’ at Highways Performance Space & Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

My Heart
2012
Nada Gallery Pool Party at Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL

In This Shirt
2012
Special Friends: ein queeres Kabarett, Monster Ronson, Berlin, Germany

Collaboration with Jonathan Solo
2012
WorkMORE, CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA

Untitled
2012
This Is What I Want Festival, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

Collaboration with boychild
2012
Best Revenge Festival, 22nd St. & Co-op, San Francisco, CA

Cripple and Starfish
2012
The News at SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

Nightclub Performances

Pageants

Winner: Trannyshack Star Search Pageant
2012
DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA

Contestant: Tiara Sensation Pageant
2012
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA