Jibz Cameron

She // Her // Hers

[ID: Jibz, a middle-aged queer white woman with brown hair and glasses, wearing a powder blue sweatshirt by the artist Pippa that says “Bad in Bed.”]

Los Angeles, CA
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Jibz Cameron is a performer, video artist and actor. Cameron’s multimedia performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned over fifteen years and has been presented at arts venues such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA LA, PS1, The Kitchen, and BAM in New York, The Broad Museum in East Lansing, MI, The Hammer Museum and REDCAT in Los Angeles, and Centre Pompidou among others. She has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker.

She has written and produced numerous performance pieces, dozens video works and two albums of original music. She produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a popular monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag, she has acted in films, theater and television. She has also worked as a professor of theater, performance, and comedy at NYU Tisch Performance Studies and Cal Arts as well as lecturing internationally. She is a 2020 Creative Capital Grant awardee for her upcoming live production Titanic Depression, in collaboration with artist Sue-C. She recently sold a short series to FX network titled Garbage Castle, which is on hold due to Covid. Cameron lives in Los Angeles.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.