CASSILS
From Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Cassils is represented by:
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
(212) 226 3232

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Education

2002 MFA Art and Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1997 BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
1996 Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Monumental, New York, NY

2017 National Gallery of the Republic of Macedonia, ExPEAUsition, Skopje, Macedonia

2017 Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Cassils, Omaha, NE

2016 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Cassils, Philadelphia, PA

2016 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Cassils, Boston, MA

2015 MU, Incendiary, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2014 Trinity Square Video, Cassils: Compositions, Toronto, Canada

2013 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Body of Work, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Cerritos College, Man Up! Masculinity in Question, Cerritos, CA (upcoming)
  • Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Declaration, Richmond, VA (upcoming)
  • P.P.O.W., Visual Notes for an Upside-Down World, New York, NY
  • Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Art on the Front Lines, New York, NY
  • Everson Museum, Seen & Heard, Syracuse, NY
  • SOMArts Gallery, From Self to #Selfie, San Francisco, CA
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Digital Aura, Madison, WI
  • Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, New York, NY
  • Beall Center for Art and Technology, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Masculine ß à Feminine, Irvine, CA
  • Wignall Center for Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, Man Up! Masculinity in Question, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley

2016

  • III° Venice International Performance Art Week, European Cultural Centre Fragile Body – Material Body, Venice, Italy
  • Le Musée d’Art Contemporain des Laurentides, Réponse, Quebec Canada
  • Roundhouse Gallery, Queer Emotion, Vancouver Canada
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Intersectionality, Miami, FL
  • Galerie im Taxispalais, Mapping the Body: The Body in Contemporary Life, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jack Shainman Gallery, For Freedoms, New York, NY
  • LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, HOMOSEXUALITÄT_EN, Münster, Germany

2015

  •  Southbank Centre, Being A Man, London, UK
  • University Art Museum, Central Michigan University, Gender, Mt. Pleasant, MI Deutsches Historishes Museum, HOMOSEXUALITÄT_EN, Berlin, Germany
  • Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Wave & Particle: A Group Exhibition Celebrating the 15thAnniversary of Creative Capital, New York, NY
  • Mohsen Gallery, Strength and Struggle, Tehran, Iran
  • National Gallery of Art, Body Slang, Sopot, Poland

2014

  • Mobile exhibition, Transient, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kendall College of Art and Design, I Am, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, New York, NY
  • Art Gallery of York University, Labor Intensive, Toronto, Canada
  • Galerie L’Espace Créatif, Trans Time, Montreal, Canada
  • Highways Performance Space, Trigger Warnings, Los Angeles, CA
  • SOMArts, Projected Persona, San Francisco, CA
  • Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Labor Intensive, New York, NY
  • MU Art Space, Genderblender, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality, New York, NY

2013

  • Stamp Gallery, Queer Objectivity, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Bargehouse, Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, London, UK
  • Cypress College Art Gallery, Within, Cypress, CA
  • Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Material Traces: Time and Gesture in Contemporary Art, Montreal, CanadaRutgers Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, Trans Technology: Circuits of Self,
  • Culture and Belonging, New Brunswick, NJ

2012

  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Battleground States, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Pacific Standard Time, Cruising the Archives, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Have We Met Before? New York, NY

2011

  • FADO Performance Art Center, Commitment Issues, Toronto, Canada
  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles Goes Live: Exploring a Social History of Performance Art in Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2010

  • Movement Research Festival, Theater of Operations, New York, NY Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions, Gutted, Los Angeles, CA

2009

  • Chez Bushwick, Peaking, Brooklyn, NY
  • Gallery 114, It’s Alive: Brave Live Art from Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2008

  • Sweeny Art Gallery, University of California Riverside, You Belong To Me: Art and the Ethics of Presence, Riverside, CA
  • Praxis Mojave, AIR, Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Way That We Rhyme: Women Art and Politics, San Francisco, CA
  • Trinity Square Video, The House That Lust Built, Toronto, Canada

2007

  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Shared Women, Los Angeles, CA 2006 The Other Gallery, Banff Center for the Arts, Ahh Ahh, Banff, Canada
  • Gatov and Merlino Galleries, CSU Long Beach, Engendered Species, Long Beach, CA

2005

  • Whitechapel Gallery, Wormhole Saloon, London, UK
  • Thomas Dane Gallery, A Certain Tendency in Representation, London, UK
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, 10104 Angelo View Drive (in collaboration with Dorit Margreiter), Miami, FL
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung Ludwig, 10104 Angelo View Drive (in collaboration with Dorit Margreiter), Vienna, Austria

2004

  • Art in General, Practice More Failure, New York City, NY 2003 Center on Contemporary Art, Neoqueer, Seattle, WA
  • MUCA Roma, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Testigos, Mexico City,Mexico

2002

  • LA Freewaves: TV or not TV, LATT, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Dawson Gallery, Gendered Geographies, Los Angeles, CA Track 16 Gallery,Messy Fingers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Manifesta, IKEA Poster Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
  • California Institute of the Arts, Promise, Valencia, CA
  • California Institute of the Arts, Camp II D301 Gallery, Valencia, CA
  • Oldenburg Center for New Media, Cyberfem Spirit: The Spirit of Data, Oldenburg, Germany Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Joint Ventures Series: Strength in Numbers, Cologne, Germany

2000

  • Stevenson Blanche Deveraux Gallery, Beautiful Strangers, Los Angeles, CA California Institute of the Arts, Pink Process, Valencia, CA

1999

  •  Holland Tunnel, Moving into Outside, New York, NY

Live Performances

2016

  • Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Becoming An Image (forthcoming)
  • The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Powers That Be: Los Angeles 

2015

  • SPILL Festival of Performance, closing performance, National Theatre, London, UK, Inextinguishable Fire
  • City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Becoming an Image
  • ANTI Contemporary Performance Festival, Kuopio, Finland, The Powers That Be [210 Kilometers]
  • Fredric March Play Circle Theatre, University Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Becoming An Image
  • 2014 Rhubarb Festival, opening performance, Toronto, Canada, Becoming An Image, Queer Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Becoming An Image

2013

  • Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Becoming An Image
  • Performance Studies International Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA,Tiresias Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK, Becoming An Image
  • SPILL Festival of Performance, National Theatre, London, UK, Becoming An Image
  • Edgy Woman Festival, Montreal, Canada, Becoming An Image

2012

  • ANTI International Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio, Finland, Tiresias
  • ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA, Becoming An Image.
  • Performatorium Festival of Queer Performance, Regina, Canada, Tiresias

2011

  • City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tiresias

2010

  • Theater of Operations, Movement Research Festival, New York, NY, Hard Times
  • Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, Hard Times
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Be My Patron

2004

  • Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Be My Patron

2003

  • REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, Be My Patron
  • Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico, Toxic Troopers
  • Intersectional Feminism Conference, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, The Future of Now

2002

  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, Toxic Union

SCREENINGS

2016

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture
  • Sundance Film Festival, New Frontiers, Park City, UT, Inextinguishable Fire

2015

  • UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia, Hard Times
  • Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil, Hard Times
  • Fort Mason Center for Art & Culture, San Francisco, CA, Hard Times
  • ANTI Contemporary Performance Festival, Kuopio, Finland, Inextinguishable Fire/Hard Times Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica, Hard Times
  • Asian Experimental Video Festival, Hong Kong, China, Hard Times
  • Festival Ciné à Dos, Koulikoro, Mali, Hard Times
  • Art Cinema Zawya, Cairo, Egypt, Hard Times

2014

  • SOMA Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, Hard Times
  • Cultureel terras de Kaaij, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Hard Times
  • 3e Festival Everybody’s Perfect, Geneva, Switzerland, Fast Twitch//Slow Twitch
  • Newfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, New York, NY, Conversations
  • Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, Conversations
  • Counterpulse Theatre, San Francisco, CA, Hard Times

2013

  • Institute for Contemporary Art, London, UK, Fast Twitch//Slow Twitch

2012

  • Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Fast Twitch//Slow Twitch
  • Dirty Looks On Location Festival, New York, NY, Fast Twitch//Slow Twitch

2008

  • International Film Festival Cinema Le Melies, Art Center of the Maison, Paris, France, 10104 Angelo View Drive
  • Palms Festival, Palm Springs, CA, 10104 Angelo View Drive

Related Work

2013

  • Choreographer, “Training Tracks” Dir. Michael Gondry, Gilette advertisement
  • Designer, Cover Art for “God is Dead” Black Sabbath record album

2010

  • Featured performer, “Telephone” Lady Gaga and Beyoncé music video

Publications

2016

  • Antoine Pickles, “Attention, fragile!: du coefficient de fragilité util de la performance” in Gestes en éclats: art, danse, performance, ed. Aurore Deprés. Dijon, France: Les presses du réel, 172-184.

2015

  • Cassils. Eindhoven, The Netherlands: MU. Exhibition catalog.
  • Amelia Jones, “Materials Traces: Performativity, Artistic “Work,” and New Concepts of Agency, The Drama Review 59: 4, Winter Issue, 18-35.
  • Birgit Bosold, Dorothée Brill and Detlef Weitz, eds. Homosexualität_en. Berlin: Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Schwules Museum. Exhibition catalog; cover image.
  • Heather Cassils and Clover Leary, “Mamaist Manifesto,” in Queer, ed. David Getsy. London: Whitechapel Gallery.
  • David Getsy. “Abstraction and the Unforeclosed,” in Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender, 267-280. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Meiling Chang and Gabrielle Cody, eds. Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres. London: Routledge.
  • Lianne McTavish. Feminist Figure Girl: Look Hot While You Fight The Patriarchy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Em Miller. “Making Space For Queer Dialogue,” The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie- Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 54, Summer Issue, 12-13.

2014

  • Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy. “Queer Formalism: Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy in Conversation,” Art Journal 72, Winter Issue, 58-71. Cover image.
  • Megan Hoetger. “Tiresias by Heather Cassils,” Performance Research Journal 19, Fall Issue, 58-59. Cover image.
  • Jonathan David Katz, ed. Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History. New York: Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Exhibition catalog.
  • Eliza Steinbock. “Photographic Flashes: On Imaging Trans Violence in Heather Cassils’ Durational Art,” Photography & Culture 7, November, 253–268.
  • Maurya Wickstrom. “Desire and Kairos: Cassils’s Terisias,” TDR/The Drama Review 58, Winter Issue, 46-55. Cover image.

2013

  • Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture. New York: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Exhibition catalog. Richard Meyer and Catherine Lord, eds. Art and Queer Culture. London: Phaidon Press.

2012

  • Amelia Jones. “Lost Bodies: Early 1970s Los Angeles Performance Art in Art History,” in Live Art in LA: Performance in Southern California, 1970 – 1983, ed. Peggy Phelan. New York: Routledge. Exhibition catalog.

2006

  • Heather Cassils, Clover Leary and Julia Steinmetz. “Behind Enemy Lines: Toxic Titties Infiltrate Vanessa Beecroft,” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society 31, Spring Issue, 753–783. Reprinted in Commerce by Artists, ed. Luis Jacob (Toronto: Art Metropole, 2011), 318-335.
  •  Jennifer Doyle. Sex Objects: Art and the Dialect of Desire. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press.
  • Christine Ross. The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press.

2004

  • Rachel Green. Internet Art (World of Art). New York: Thames and Hudson.
  • Dorit Margreiter et al. Dorit Margreiter 10104 Angelo View Drive. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König and New York: D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers. Exhibition catalog.

2002

  • Kaucyila Brooke, ed. Projects: Gendered Geographies. Zurich: Hochscule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich.

2001

  • Heather Cassils, Clover Leary and Julia Steinmetz. “IKEA Project 2001,” in SITE and Shnitt Austellungsraum, Schnitt Site. Krefeld, Germany: Kunstlrt Posteredition.

Press and Media Appearances

2017

  • Valinsky, Michael,“How Far Will One Trans Artist Go To Challenge Body Assumptions?” New Now Next, May 2017
  • Alyssa Cordova, “Masculine-Feminine,” artillerymag.com, May 2017
  • , “A 1,900-Pound Sculpture Pushed Through the Streets of Omaha,” hyperallergic.com, May 2017
  • Alpesh Kantilal Patel, “Critic’s Pick,” artforum.com, April 2017

2016

  • Gretta Louw, “Dismantling the Myths of Sports,” hyperallergic.com, August 19
  • Anne Tschida, “Voices from the Margins,” Miami Herald, July 29
  • Jamal Stone, “Artists Came Together to Form a Wholly Unique, Non-Partisan Super PAC,” milk.xyz, June 9
  • Alex Greenberger, “Actual Revolution: Chelsea’s Jack Shainman Gallery Transforms into Headquarters for an Artist-Run Super PAC,” artnews.com, June 8
  • Francesca Gavin, “Cassils,” Kaleidoscope 27 Summer Issue
  • Hannah Ongley, “Why Was This Trans Artist’s Portrait Banned in Germany?,” i-d.vice.com, May 16
  • “Cassils Accuses Deutsch Bank of Transphobia,” siegessaeule.de, May 13,
  • “German Railroad Company Bans Ad for LGBTQ Show,” artforum.com, May 12
  • Maximiliano Durón, “Ad for LGBTQ Show with Photo by Trans Artist Cassils is Banned by German Rail, Then Allowed,” artnews.com, May 12
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 24, April 17
  • Priscilla Frank, “Trans Performance Artist Fights an Invisible Oppressor, But Who?,” huffingtonpost.com, April 5
  • Interview with Madeleine Brand, Press Play with Madeleine Brand, KCRW Radio, Los Angeles Canada, April 1
  • Brian Droitcour, “Transformers,” Spike Art Quarterly 47, Spring Issue, 138-146
  • Ross Forman, “Transgender studies joins forces with art history in a new book from Chicagoan,” www.windycitymediagroup.com, March 2

2015

      • Rowland Manthrope. “We Watched as an Artist Set Fire to Themselves on Stage,” wired.co.uk, November 20
      • Stephen Heyman. “Cassils: Transgender Artist Goes to Extremes,” nytimes.com, November 18 Lyn Gardner, “Artist Heather Cassils is set on fire – and opens our eyes to violence,” guardian.co.uk, November 9
      • Zach Blas and Cassils. “Queer Darkness,” Conversation in Little Joe, Issue 5
      • Ana Carolina Ralston. “Menina ou Menino?,” Vogue Brasil, October
      • Malte Göbel. “Körper von Gewicht,” Siegessäule, Berlin, Germany, October
      • Eeva Lankolainen. “Pahin vihollinen on näkymätön,” Savon Sanomat, Kuipio, Finland, September 2
      • Paddy Johnson. “Highlights from the Creative Capital Retreat: Part Two,” artfcity.com, August 21
      • “Fire In The Belly: Trans Artist Cassils Immolates For Art,” huffingtonpost.com, June 4
      • Alex Teplitzky. “Cassils Takes On Fire and Ice,” blog.creative-capital.org, May 22
      • Carolina A. Miranda. “12 L.A. Artists Awarded Creative Capital Artist Grants,” Los Angeles Times, January 9

2014

      • Peter Yeung. “The Artists Subverting the Gender Binary.” dazedigital.com, November 19 Mitch Kellaway. Racy, Experimental Art from the Transgender Vanguard,” Advocate, August 2
      • Kimberly Chun. “Projected Personae: Show Focuses On Human Body As Art Medium,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 23
      • Matija Mrakovčić. “Trans* Kao Stalno Postajanje,” Kulturpunkt.hr, June 27
      • Katherine Brooks. “A Survey Of Queer Feminist Artists Who Are Challenging Today’s Body Oppression,” huffingtonpost.com, June 19
      • Priscilla Frank. “10 Transgendered Artists Who Are Changing the Landscape of Contemporary Art,” huffingtonpost.com, March 26
      • Fran Schechter. “Body As Canvas: Videos Get Physical- Literally,” NOW Magazine, March 6 Interview with Gill Deacon, CBC Radio, Toronto, Canada, February 12

2013

      • Alex Jovanovich. “Heather Cassils: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts” Artforum 52, December, 264- 65.        Amy Albracht. “Clay: Heather Cassils’ Becoming An Image, cfileonline.org, November 8 Nell Friezzell. “Heather Cassils: the transgendered body builder who attacks heaps of clay,” theguardian.com, October 3
      • “Bodybuilder Artist Heather Cassils Channels Lynda Benglis and Eleanor Antin.artsy.net, October 14
      • Blake Gopnick. “The Terminatrix,” thedailybeast.com, September 25
      • Kris Grey. “Cassils: Body of Work,” Original Plumbing, August 9
      • “Bashing Binaries – Along With 2000 Pounds of Clay,” huffingtonpost.com, August 7
      • Joseph Henry. “Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art,” Esse Magazine, Canada, May
      • David Crary. “Jason Collins’ Coming Out Breaks New Ground for Gay Rights Trend,” huffingtonpost.com, April 29
      • “LGBT Athletes: 27 Players Who Have Come Out Of The Closet,” huffingtonpost.com,April 29
      • Dora Mortimer. “Live Art Review: Becoming An Image,” divamag.co.uk, UK, April 16
      • Bojana Jankovic. “Becoming An Image at the National Theatre Studio,” exeuntmagazine.com, UK, April 13

2012

      • “Transgendered Day of Remembrance 2012: 50 Transgender Icons,” huffingtonpost.com, November 20
      • Megan Hoeteger. “Re-performance: History as and Experience to Be Had,” X-TRA
      • Contemporary Art Quarterly 15, Fall Issue
      • Veera Jaakelainen. “Kehon muuttaminen muuttaa katseuta,” Perjantaina, Finland, October 17 “LGBT History Month: 30 LGBT Artists and Performers to Follow,” huffingtonpost.com, October 11
      • Noah Michelson. “Heather Cassils Creates Visual Options With Her Body,” huffingtonpost.com, July 9
      • Mae Ryan. “Transactivations,” 89.3 KCPP Los Angeles, April, TV and radio interview.

2011

      •  Linda Yablonsky. “California Dreamin’,” artforum.com, October 7
      • “Heather Cassils: A Traditional Sculpture,” huffingtonpost.com, October 4
      • Catherine Wagley. “Heather Cassils Gets Ripped for LACE Performance Art Show,” LA Weekly, September 29

2010

      • “16th Annual Out 100,” Out Magazine, December
      • Louise Carolin. “Inside Story,” Diva Magazine 169, June Issue, 43-47
      • Michael Anthony. “Our Hot 25 List: Locals Who Influence and Inspire Us,” Frontiers Magazine 26, June Issue, 44
      • Noah Michelson. “Heather Cassils: Lady Gaga’s Prison Yard Girlfriend,” out.com, March 15

2007

      • Kristen Raizaa. “An Interview with the Guerilla Girls, Dyke Action Machine (DAM!), and the Toxic Titties,” NWSA Journal 19, Spring Issue, 39-58.

2004

      • Joey Tang. “Art Protest-Toxic Titties,” Black Book Magazine, Spring Issue, 60.

2003

      • Marcus Kuiland-Nazario. “24 Hour Party People.” LA Weekly, November 28 Nancy Rommelmann, “Basement Revelry.” Los Angeles Times, November 23 Edgar-Alejandro Hernandez. “Tropa Toxica,” Reforma Mexico City, Mexico, July 7

2002

    • Jose Muñoz. “Dinner Reservations,” Tema Celeste, November-December
    • Jade Chang. “Boob Tube Cube.” LA Weekly, November 15-21
    • Scott Timberg. “Experimental Art Takes to the Streets,” Los Angeles Times, November 4 Susanne Boecker. “Die Starken eines Bundnisses.” Kolner Stadanzeiger, Germany, July 13

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2016

  • Alpert Visiting Artist Fellowship, Syracuse University
  • Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant

2015

  • Creative Capital Visual Artist Award
  • Canada Council for the Arts Media Arts Grant Canada Council of the Arts Inter-Arts Touring Grant Canada Council of the Arts Inter-Arts Travel Grant

2014

  • Inaugural International Prize for Live Art, ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Finland Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship

2013

  • MOTHA Art Awards (Museum of Transgendered Art) for Best Solo Exhibition Fellows of Contemporary Art Nominee

2012

  • Canada Council of the Arts, Long Term Assistance Grant to Visual Artists (2012-14) California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship

2010

  • Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions Artist Research Grant Canada Council of the Arts Inter-Arts Travel Grant

2009

  • Canada Council of the Arts Inter-Arts Creative Production Grant Franklin Furnace Performance Art Fund

2008

  • Praxis Mojave Merit Scholarship
  • Canada Council for the Arts Inter-Arts Travel Grant

2006

  • Banff Center for the Arts Merit Grant
  • Canada Council of the Arts Inter-Arts Travel Grant

2006

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec Travel Grant

2003

  • Canada Council of the Arts Travel Grant (2003-05) 2002 California Institute for the Arts Merit Scholarship

Residencies

2016

  • Artist in Residence, Sandra Kahn Alpert Visiting Artist Program, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2015

  • Lucas Artists Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

2014

  • Thinker in Residence, SPILL International Festival of Performance, Ipswich, UK

2013

  • Inaugural Artist in Residence, Art Gallery, York University, Toronto, Canada

2010

  • Artist-Researcher in Residence, Los Angeles Goes Live: Exploring a Social History of Performance Art in Southern California, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2008

  • Artist in Residence, Praxis Mojave with Ron Athey, Desert Hot Springs, CA

2006

  • Artist in Residence, The Future of Idea Art, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada

2004

  • Artist in Residence, International Artist Studio in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden

Lectures, Panels, and Workshops

2016

  • Symposium and Panel, “Thomas Eakins, Photography, and Cassils: Three Dialogues” Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming)
  • Panel, Breaking News: Identity, Violence, and the Media, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (forthcoming)
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Graduate Seminar Class, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Artist Lecture, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Artist Lecture and Critique, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, February 11 Panel, Archiving the Sexual Body, Live Artists Live: Performance Art and the Archive, University of Southern California

2015

  • Artist Lecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
  • Artist Lecture, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany
  • Panel, International Seminar, ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art, Kuopio, Finland
  • Artist Lecture and Panel, Incendiary, MU Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Keynote Lecture and Panel, Super Humans: Morphing Bodily Perceptions. Design Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Artist Lecture, Leslie Lohman Queer Studies Lecture, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Artist Lecture, Leslie Lohman Queer Studies Lecture, Leslie Lohman Musuem of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
  • Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Center for Visual Cultures, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Artist Lecture, Kendal College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2014

  • Artist Lecture and Panel, with Zach Blass, “Performance As Resistance,” Video Fag, Toronto, Canada
  • Artist Lecture, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Artist Lecture, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • Artist Lecture, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Conversation with scholar Jack Halberstam, The Facebook Eye: Selfies, Self-Documentation, and Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art and Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Artist Lecture, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Artist Lecture, Cassils: Compositions, Buddies In Bad Times Theater, Toronto, Canada

2013

  • Panel, The Shaping of Desire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Panel, Live Art in 2013, Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK
  • Panel, SPILL Festival of Performance Think Tank: SPILL Congregation, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • Artist Lecture, FEM.ME.S: Feminist Media Studio, Leonard and Ellen Bina Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2012

  • Artist Lecture, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

2011

  • Panel, Nature-Body-Sex International Seminar, Kuopio Academy of Design, Kuopio, Finland
  • Visiting Artist Panel and Critique, Media Arts and Practice Doctoral Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAVisiting Artist Lecture, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada
  • Artist Lecture, with Zackary Drucker, My Body As Stage, Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles

2008

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Graduate Seminar Class, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2006

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Future of Idea Art, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, CA
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Graduate Seminar Class, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Collections

  • Wanda Kownacki, San Jose, CA, Private Collection
  • Natalie Loveless, Edmonton, Canada, Private Collection
  • Eliza Steinbock, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Private Collection
  • Katie Bush, San Francisco, CA, Private Collection

Professional Service and Affiliations

  • Peer Assessor, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Peer Assessor, Quebec Council for the Arts
  • Member, Artist Advisory Board, One for the Commons Initiative Artist Mentor, SPILL Festival of Performance, 2015
  • Member, California LGBT Arts Alliance
  • Member, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Council on Exercise
  • Member, United Stuntmen Association
  • Member, American Studies Association