Eddy Kwon

They // Them // Theirs

[ID: Eddy, a trans non-binary artist of Korean descent, has a shaved head and is wearing long, dangling earrings and a deep yellow scarf. They have dark eyes and are looking into the camera. In the background, frayed string forms a loose triangle on the wall.]

Composer and Violinist
Cincinnati, OH
2016 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Eddy Kwon is a violinist/violist, vocalist, composer, improviser, dancer, and interdisciplinary performing artist currently based in Brooklyn. Kwon is a United States Artists Ford Fellow, Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium, Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Johnson Fellow for Artists Transforming Communities at Americans For The Arts. In addition to an evolving, interdisciplinary solo practice, they collaborate with artists of diverse disciplines, including The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Senga Nengudi, Tomeka Reid, Du Yun, and Degenerate Art Ensemble. Kwon has performed throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Big Ears Festival, SESC Pompeia, Barbican Centre, Berlin Jazz Festival, Festival Banlieues Bleues, and more. Recent commissions include the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, National Performance Network, Bang on a Can, Roulette Intermedium, and Colorado College.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.
  • Artwork by Eddy Kwon
    Image from UMMA-YA, an interdisciplinary performance work. Costume by Sueann Leung. Photo by Mengwen Cao.
    [ID: Eddy is wearing a long robe and layered dress made of sheer white fabrics with red accents on the torso. They are dancing in front of trees and green leaves and spinning with their arms extended and eyes looking toward the ground. Red makeup accents each temple.]
Artwork by Eddy Kwon