© Mark Abraham, 2013

Narcissister

USA Ford Fellow

  • Theater & Performance
  • 2015

    Brooklyn, NY


    Narcissister works the intersection of performance, dance, art, and activism. Integrating prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with a long-standing art practice in a range of media including photography, video, and experimental music, she has presented work at The New Museum, PS 1, The Kitchen, Abrons Art Center and many nightclubs, galleries, and alternative spaces. Narcissister was a re-performer of "Luminosity" in The Artist is Present at MoMA. She has also presented work internationally at the Music Biennale Zagreb, Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival, Festival of Women Ljubljana, at Copenhagen’s first live art festival, the Camp/Anti-Camp festival in Berlin, among others. Her videos have been included in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including recently on MocaTV. Her video "The Self-Gratifier" won “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at the 2008 Good Vibrations Film Festival; "Vaseline" won the main prize in 2013. Interested in troubling the divide between popular entertainment and experimental art, Narcissister appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011. In 2013, she was in FORE at The Studio Museum and had her first solo gallery exhibition "Narcissister is You" at envoy enterprises. She was nominated for a Bessie Award for her evening-length piece "Organ Player" which debuted at Abrons Art Center in 2013. Narcissister is a recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital Award for the creation of a feature length experimental art film based on the Bessie nominated "Organ Player" performance. At the Creative Capital retreat in July, Narcissister was awarded a Theo Westenberger Grant.