Visiting Artist Performance and Lecture by Narcissister

Wednesday, November 19, 7pm
UC San Diego Visual Arts Facility, Performance Space #306 on Russell Lane
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Artist Lecture
Thursday, November 20, 11am
UC San Diego, Visual Arts Presentation Lab at the Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg
(SME) #149

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer.  Wearing mask and merkin, she works at the intersection of performance, dance, visual art, and activism. She actively integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with her current art practice in a range of media which also includes photography, video art, and experimental music. She has presented work in New York at The New Museum, Moma PS 1, The Kitchen, and at Abrons Art Center and at many nightclubs, galleries, and alternative art spaces. Narcissister was a re-performer of Marina Abramovic’s Luminosity piece as part of The Artist is Present retrospective at MoMA.  Narcissister has also presented her work internationally at the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia, at Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival, at The Festival of Women in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at Copenhagen’s first live art festival, and at the Camp/Anti-Camp festival in Berlin, among many others.  Her art videos have been included in exhibitions and film festivals worldwide, and most recently on MocaTV. Her film The Self- Gratifier won an award for “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival and her film "Vaseline" won the main prize of this festival in 2013. Interested in troubling the divide between popular entertainment and experimental art, Narcissister appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2011 and will appear on “La France a un Incroyable Talent” in Fall 2014.  Narcissister was in FORE at The Studio Museum and had her first solo gallery exhibition "Narcissister is You" at envoy enterprises in February 2013. She was nominated for a 2013 Bessie Award for her evening-length piece "Organ Player" which debuted at Abrons Art Center in March 2013.


Image courtesy of Narcissister.