Mev Luna

Assistant Professor

Mev Luna is a research-based artist whose practice spans performance, installation, video, new media, and text. Through an autoethnographic/anti-ethnographic methodology, their work reappraises history to identify fictions governing contemporary life, and considers issues of institutional access, incarceration, and U.S./Mexico border entanglements. Recent exhibitions include the solo exhibition, Warped Terrain, at LaNao Galería in Mexico City, and the group show Empathy Fatigue at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago. Luna’s time-based works have premiered at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco, CA), The Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, IL), and Kino Moviemento (Berlin, Germany). They’ve given talks at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, Bard College, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Luna was a 2020-2021 Queer | Art NYC Film Fellow; 2019-21 AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellow; 2018 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship recipient; 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition; 2017 SOMA Summer participant in Mexico City; and a 2015–2016 Research Fellow at the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration. They received an MFA in Performance from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Textiles and Media Arts from California College of the Arts. Luna is currently Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art Practice and Theory at Parsons and a New School Mellon Faculty Fellow.