Monday, May 19
2014-2015 Queer Lab Artist-in-Residence
LOCATION: INTS 1113 1:30-3:00
Join us as artist Nao Bustamante introduces Tierra y Libertad, a performance-based research project exploring the experiences of women fighting on the front lines of The Mexican Revolution. She will be in conversation with UCR Professor Jennifer Doyle; the two will discuss the artist’s upcoming work with UCR’s archives in this exhibition project for The Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles (scheduled for spring 2015). In 2014-2015, Bustamante and Doyle hope to collaborate with UCR students in realizing diverse elements of this exhibition project. Come meet the artist and learn about the different ways that students can get involved!
Nao Bustamante is an internationally known artist, originally from California; she now resides in upstate New York. Bustamante’s work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. The New York Times reports, “She has a knack for using her body.” She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sundance International Film Festival, Outfest International Film Festival, El Museo del Barrio and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. 2010 she was an unlikely contestant on TV network, Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” (An appearance which must be understood in the context of her commitment as a performance artist to “penetrating the television bubble” and making media her medium.) Bustamante is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres program and the Skowhegen School of Painting and Sculpture as a Video Fellow. She is Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Professor Bustamante was the Artist-in-Residence at the convention of the American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2012. In 2013, she was also a featured artist at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Tuesday, May 20
Artist Jibz Cameron presents her work as queer performance art legend Dynasty Handbag
LOCATION: INTS 1128 3:00-4:45
Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor who lives and works in New York City. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been seen such Institutions as The New Museum NY, The Kitchen, DTW, MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, PS122, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, MOCAtv, OUTFEST, SXSW Film Festival and Performa ’07, ’09, ’11 and many international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “crackpot genius” by the Village Voice. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in work by The Wooster Group, Theater of the 2 Headed Calf, Kalup Linzy, Susan Lori-Parks, and Jennifer Miller among others. She is an adjunct professor of Performance and Theater studies at TISCH NYU. She is currently working on a new evening length Dynasty Handbag piece Soggy Glasses, based on Homer’s Odyssey.
Thursday, May 22
Humanities 2212 4:30pm-6pm
Raquel Gutiérrez & Félix Solano Vargas (UCR, ’11)
Raquel Gutiérrez and Félix Solano Vargas will read from
Breaking Up with Los Angeles and Crunchy Eggs
and talk DIY publication and ECONO TEXTUAL OBJECTS
co-presented by the LGBIT Studies Minor and the English Department