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Fine Arts Faculty Alexandro Segade in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

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Fine Arts faculty Alexandro Segade and his collective, My Barbarian (including artists Malik Gaines and Jade Gordon), have been selected to show at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, March 7th through May 25th.

My Barbarian‘s performance, video, music and installation projects use fantasy, humor, camp, and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to playfully reenact serious artistic, political, social and historical situations.

Check out Alexandro Segade’s interview with New School News!

Alexandro Segade is is a performance artist whose work spans fields of video, theater and visual art, with an emphasis on collaboration across disciplines. Segade has presented his on-going series of queer sci-fi performances and videos at LAXART, REDCAT and Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles; ARTSBlock, UC Riverside; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Migrating Forms at Anthology Film Archive in New York; Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco; Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Segade’s most recent project, Boy Band Audition, is a participatory performance made in collaboration with his brother, Mateo Segade, presented at the 2013 Time Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, and included in the 2013 Movement Research Festival, presented at Judson Church in New York City. Segade received a 2011 Art Matters Grant with artist Wu Tsang, and their video and performance work made in collaboration has been presented at the Gwangju Biennial, South Korea; Benevento Gallery, LA; The Wexner Center for the Arts, OH; the Whitney Museum and Artist’s Space, NY. In collaboration with Malik Gaines, under the name Courtesy the Artsists, Segade has created interdisciplinary performances at PS1MoMA and Recess, NY, included in Performa 13. Segade teaches in the Film/Video Department at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts and teaches in the BFA program at Parsons the New School in New York City. Segade earned a BA in English from UCLA (1996) and an MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from UCLA (2009) where he studied with Mary Kelly.

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