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Vaginal Davis' Selected Performances, Lectures, Group & Solo Exhibitions, Teaching & Curatorial Assignments.

This page includes a partial listing of Vaginal Davis' many
Solo Visual Art,
Performances, Exhibitions and Short Format Work,
Group Exhibitions,
Lectures/ Workshops/ Visiting Artist and Teaching Assignments,
and Exhibitions as Curator.

  • Self Creation, Warrnambool Art Gallery Victoria, Australia Nov/2022-March/2023
  • CHEAP Sleep Disorder- Akademie Der Kunst Der Welt,Koln Oct/2022
  • Attention Line, Artist Space July-August 2022, NYC Wicked Pavilion Galerie Isabela Bortolozzi and Eden Eden Dec/2021-March/2022
  • The Chanterelles Are Waning, Institute for Contemporary Art Los Angeles Nov 9, 2021
  • Witch Hunt, Hammer Museum Oct/2021-Jan/2022
  • Tender Talk No. 3, Schauspielhaus Zurich March 11, 2021
  • Art Basel, 2021
  • Artist Video Diary, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC., April/2020
  • 13th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea Feb 9-May/2021 No One Leaves Delilah, Art Institute Chicago Feb 10, 2020
  • White To Be Angry, Art Institute Chicago Feb -April/2020
  • Residing in the Borderlands, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin,Jan/2020
  • Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome, Arsenal Institut für Film und Video Künst Berlin Dec/2019
  • Ladies on Paper-Intervention Theaster Gates Black Image Corporation, Gropius Bau Berlin April-July/2019 Hinten Gymnasium, vorne Museum, Gropius Bau, Berlin July 4, 2019
  • Art After Stonewall 1969-1989 Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio March-August 2020
  • CHEAP Worn Out Concert Berliner Festspiele March 9, 2019
  • Fabric Faces, Powder Phrases , Althuis Hofland Fine Art, Amsterdam Nov-Jan/2019
  • We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments, Portland Art Museum, Nov2017-2019
  • Guest Professor Work.Master HEAD-Responsable du departement Arts visuels, Geneva 2018-2021
  • Invitation to the Dance, Adams & Ollman Art Gallery Portland Sept 13-Oct 20, 2018
  • The Plighted Troth, PICA - Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Sept 12, 2018
  • A (W)rap on Desire, Ästhetik des Begehrens, Berlin July 12, 2018
  • Guest Professor Schule Friedl Kubelka für unabhängigen Film 2018
  • TROLLKREM IMPORT, Munchmuseet on the Move, Oslo 14.03.2018 - 03.10.2018
  • Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures ifa-Galerie, Berlin,26 Jan 2018 - 01 Apr 2018
  • Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum( September 27, 2017-January 21, 2018)
  • Guest Professor New York University Department of Art and Art Professionals 2015-2017
  • Guest Professor Institute For Applied Theatre Studies , Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen 2013-2014
  • Guest Professor "Josephine Baker/Jean Harlow: Screen Goddesses Caught Between Black and White", Malmö Art Academy Lund University 2010-2012
  • Good Boys Are Naked Boys, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, 2016
  • Come On Daughter Save Me -Invisible Exports Gallery New York City Nov 20-Dec 20, 2015
  • Flirtation Walk-The Ho Stroll Rod Bianco Gallery/Nada Art Fair May 12-19, 2015
  • Spring Awakening Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston Ontario Canada March 2015
  • Key Figures Feb 20-March 28 Adams &Ollman Gallery Portland Oregon Feb 20-March 20 2015
  • All Things Yayoi Kusama First Lady of the Polka Dot Lamp Gallery/Sheros Oct 14-Nov 14,2014, Tokyo Japan
  • Parliament of Bodies, Documenta 14, Kassel
  • Spring Awakening, CHEAP Funk reboot Fm, Berlin
  • L'Editathon Art+Feminisms, Galerie Lafayette
    Anticipation/ Foundation d'enterprise Galeries
    Lafayette/Archives Nationales
  • Forum Expanded /Think Film Congress No. 5
    Archival Constellations
  • genderFest Athens
    Outline Film Festival
  • 2016:
  • The Extrodinary Ordinary: Disability, Techno Bodies and the Question of Autonomy
    Mobile Academy-Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No 19.
  • Creative Time Summit-Occupy the Future
    Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, USA
  • CHEAP Piano Bar, Mezipatra Film Festival, Goethe Institut Praha
  • Philosophie und Asthetik, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach, Fachbereich Kunst, Offenbach
  • Private Affairs Symposium
    Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich
  • Koerper und Buehnen/Bodies and Stages
    Tanz Congress
    Kunstverein Hannover
  • Participant After Dark
    Izhar Patkin Studio
  • The Magic Flute Part Two -A Film in Pieces
    80 WSE Gallery
  • The Magic Flute Part Three -A Performative Press Conference
    Goethe Institute NYC
  • Framing the Freakazoid
    Linz Kunst Universitaet
  • 2015:
    Performances and Lectures:
  • The Magic Flute, 80 Wye Gallery NYC Nov 2015
  • Queer Lisboa/African Diaspora Lisbon July 2015
  • Come On Daughter Save Me -Invisible Exports Gallery New York City, Nov 2015
  • Afri Papi, DiasporaFestival Internacional de Cinema Queer Queer Lisboa, July 5,2015
  • Twee & Sympathy Utopias Art Festival/Turbines Curatorial Collective, Kingston Ontario Canada, March 2015
  • Some Other Spring- Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Scotland March 215
  • Perverse AssemblagesQueering Heteronormative Orders Inter/Medially Carl von Ossietsky Universitaet Oldenburg Jan 2015
  • 2014:
  • Visuelles Dekolonisieren Congress and Workshop Ort Filmstudio HBK Braunschweig Nov 6 2014
  • Hörspielforum NRW 2014 | Eine Veranstaltung der Film- und Medienstiftung NRW Koln Sept 26, 2014
  • Performance Studies Dept Pratt Institute Jan 27, 2014 Brooklyn NY
  • Physique Tutorial: VD's BM -Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Perineum New York University NYC Jan 28, 2014
  • Wolf Moon Gathering/Girls Against God -MoMA PS 1 NYC Jan 26,2014
  • 2013:
  • Chew Disco-Homotopia Festival 10 Liverpool UK Nov 8, 2013
  • Lesbi Tropicalia-Tea & Sympathy Tribute to Helio Oiticica Palmengarten MMK Museum fur modern Kunst Frankfurt am Main Sept 11 2013
  • Listen Up Feminist Festival Sept 21, 2013
  • Ephemeropterae - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary July 19,2013 Vienna, Austria
  • Living Archive Festival June 13, 2013 Berlin
  • DECOLONIZING THE "COLD" WAR / BE.BOP 2013. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS BE.BOP, May 23 2013, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin
  • Adams and Ollman, "Vaginal Davis and Philadelphia Wireman", May 3-June 1, 2013
  • Decolonizing the "Cold" War / BE.BOP 2013 Black Europe Body POlitics, performance-lecture, May 23, 2013
  • Arsenal Institute For Film and Video Kunst "Mammying the Archive" RSFS-We Must Have Music, Living Archive Project-Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice
  • The School of the Art Institute Chicago "Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo"
  • Allegra La Viola Gallery, NYC "I Killed My Father, I Ate Human Flesh, I Quiver With Joy: An Obsession with Pier Paolo Pasolini" Feb 22-March 23
  • Kunstlerhaus Mousonturn Frankfurt "Camp/Anti-Camp-VD is SFTD" Nov 30-Dec 1
  • New York University Performance Studies "No One Leaves Delilah: A (W)rap on Race Nov 16
  • Participant Inc. Gallery NYC "HAG: small, contemporary, haggard", Nov 7-Dec 16
  • Invisible Exports at The Wye Berlin "Bloodyminded" Sept 15-30
  • Royal Festival Hall, Southbanke Centre London "Tenderloin-Das Lied Von Der Glocke" Antony‚Äôs Meltdown Festival Aug 1-14
  • Humboldt Universitat Berlin"Wir Haben Kein Zimmer Fuer Auslander" Radical Cross-Currents in Black Berlin, July 27
  • Kaserne Basel Tanz Theatre "Communist Bigamist-Two Love Stories" Art Basel June 13,14
  • Hebbel Am Ufer/HAU2 Berlin "Camp/Anti-Camp-Queer Guide to Everyday Life VD is SFTD"April 19-21
  • Forum Freies Theater Duesseldorf "Communist Bigamist-Two Love Stories Feb 3,4
  • Getty Art Center Los Angeles "My Pussy is Still in Los Angeles(I Only Live in Berlin)" West of Rome/Pacific Standard Time Festival Jan 29
  • Center de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona"Memory Island" Xperimenta 11:Contemporary Glances at Experimental Cinema Nov 4-6
  • Goldsmith University London "Framing the Freakazoid"
  • Trashing Performance/This is Performance Matters/Live Art Development Agency Oct 30-Nov2
  • Getty Center Los Angeles "Art, Music, Sex, Action-Trespass Parade & Festival" West of Rome/Pacific Standard Time Oct 3
  • Tate Modern, London "Memory Island-VD Trashes TM" Oct 29
  • KW Museum/Kunst-werke Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin "Piss Gottin Hat Angst for unsicherheit "After the Butcher Made in Berlin Festival July 2
  • Kampnagel, Hamburg "Die Untoten Life Sciences & Pulp Fiction Congress & Mise-en-Scene" May12-14
  • Barbican Centre, London "The Whoracle et Delphi" Spill Festival Performance Tarot April 18-24
  • Martin-Gropius Bau Museum,Berlin "When The Curtain Falls" March 18-May30
  • Invisible - Exports Gallery "Notes on Notes on Camp" April 2-May 8th New York City
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles "dejecta/protecta" Jan 22nd
  • Staedelschule "VD on EG- Vaginal Davis does Eugenie de Guerin- French Diarist" Oct 28th Frankfurt, Germany
  • Rotovz Exhibition Salon, Maribor Art Gallery Re:Akt Re:Construction Re:Enactment Re:porting curated by Domenico Quranta October 21-Nov 19th Maribor, Slovenia
  • UCLA Queer Arts Conference "Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo" Oct 9th Los Angeles
  • Kino Arsenal, Curators’ Summer School–What 80 Million Items Want, “What 80 Million Women Want,” August 25, 2010, Berlin
  • Hector-Peterson-Oberschule/Hebbel am Ufer, “Tony Montanas Ritt der Walküren,” (director, with Senol Sentürk), July 1-4, 2010, Berlin
  • Performance Space 122, “Vaginal Davis is Speaking from the Diaphragm,” 2009 Ethyl Eichelberger Award Performance, May 13-23, New York City
  • Centre d'Art Contemporain – Genève, “Contagious!” (film by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz), June 11-August 15, 2010, Geneva
  • Performance Space 122, “Hippo Narcissus,” Semiospectacle: A Literary Revue/Columbia University, March 22, 2010, New York City
  • Berlinale: 60th Internationale Filmfestspiele. "Intermission Green" (performance), Forum Expanded, February 17, 2010, Berlin
  • Berlinale: 60th Internationale Filmfestspiele. "The Dream of Norma" (film by Telémacos Alexiou), Forum Expanded, February 11-21, 2010, Berlin
  • Hebbel am Ufer. “The Bad Breast, or the Strange Case of Theda Lange,” directed by Bruce LaBruce, December 10-13, 2009, Berlin; also at Brut Theater, December 16-19, 2009, Vienna
  • Hebbel am Ufer. “Personal Counseling-Cooling Down Passion (or: the end of self-improvement),” performance, “On the Scene of Intimacy. A Phantasmagoria,” film, Mobile Academy/Excellence Cluster, Languages of Emotion, December 3-5, 2009, Berlin
  • Hebbel am Ufer, “Plattenspieler,” with Thomas Meinecke, November 28, 2009, Berlin
  • Performa 09. ”Reparations & Retardations,” November 16, 2009, New York City
  • LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World, “Memory Island,” October 30, 2009, Berlin
  • Kunsthaus Bethanien. “Frau unter Einfluss,” Pheonix Radio: Politik queer-feministischer Räume, October 16, 2009, Berlin
  • Kino Arsenal, Curators’ Summer School, “Hippo Narcissus,” August 29, 2009, Berlin
  • Hebbel am Ufer, “Daddy,” as part of the Family: Your Nanny Hates You festival, June 17-20, Berlin
  • Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina. “The History of Ecstasy” (with Ron Athey), June 6, 2009, Naples
  • Kampnagel. “Advance Capitalism Interspecies HooDoo,” Girl Monster (curated by Chicks on Speed), April 22, 2009, Hamburg
  • Neumarkt Theater, “Macho Family Romance,” directed by Bruce LaBruce, April 3-5, 2009, Zurich
  • Arco '09 Madrid-Feria, Internacional De Arte Contemporaneo. "Flesh for LuLu: Taking the High Road to Sexual Failure," as part of the 7th International Contemporary Art Expertos Forum, February 14, 2009, Madrid
  • Berlinale: 59th Internationale Filmfestspiele. "Berlin Babylonia Gorgon--Babbling on with Gossip, Song and Dance," Forum Expanded, February, 2009, Berlin
  • Hebbel am Ufer. "Fornication No! Theocracy Yes! Conjuring Voice in the Spirit," Politics of Ecstasy Festival, January 27, 2009, Berlin
  • KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Wilhelm Hein's "You Killed The Underground, or the Real Meaning of Kunst Bleibt, Bleibt (Expanded Cinema Version)," January 25, 2009, Berlin
  • Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst. "Rising Stars, Falling Stars." Monthly performative film presentation, focusing on silent films. 2007-present, Berlin
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" DW Griffith Biograph Tribute-Kino Arsenal /Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek Sept 28, 2008 Berlin, Germany
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Sunscreens Summer International Film Festival-Arsenal Experimental, Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek , Germaine Dulac Moonlit Rooftop Garden Benefit Aug 30, 2008 Berlin
  • "The Ginger Concubine" Bistroteque August 5, 2008 London, England
  • "Pink Mass" Tate Modern Stuart Comer,curator August 2, 2008 London
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Hans Richter Tribute Kino Arsenal /Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek July 26, 2008 Berlin
  • "Standing in the Way of Control" Gossip at Columbia Halle July 7, 2008 Berlin
  • "The Arrogance of Youth" Klubszene Jungen Project,Youth at Risk-Kinder Und Jugend Theaterfestival, Hebbel Am Uffer June 22, 2008 Berlin
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Mabel Normand Tribute Kino Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek June 7, 2008 Berlin
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Hans Richter Tribute Kino Arsenal/ Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek May, 2008 Berlin
  • "Porno Adorno-F*ck Like the F*cking Blacks" Le Palais De Tokyo April 9, 2008 Paris, France
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Queen Kelly-Stroheim/Gloria Swanson Tribute, Kino Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek April 19, 2008 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Blacky" Donau Festival,Stadtsaul April 24-26, 2008 Krems, Austria
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Pearl White's Perils of Pauline Tribute Kino
  • Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek May 24, 2008 Berlin
  • "You'll Know What To Do" Raumerweiterrungshalle May, 2008 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Max und Moritz" Theater An Der Parkauer May 31-June 3, 2008 Berlin
  • "Bilitis-A Feminist State" The Way That We Rhyme, Women, Art & Politics -Yerba Buena Museum & Art Center March 25, 2008 San Francisco, CA.
  • "Colonize Me" The Way That We Rhyme, Women, Art & Politics -Yerba Buena Museum & Art Center March 29, 2008 San Francisco
  • "The CHEAP Uber Alles Outsider Art Awards" CHEAP Gossip Studio Installation, 58th Internationale Filmfestspiele, Forum Expanded Section of the Berlinale Film Festival Feb 13, 2008 Berlin
  • "You Too Can Be Like Us-Ruth Fischer, The Post Political Art Band" Re-Education Festival HAU2 Jan, 2008 Berlin
  • "Sextette-An Erotic Playground"Queer Zagreb Replaying The Balkans Art Festival-Klub Global Dec 21, 2007 Zagreb, Croatia
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Germaine Dulac Salute Kino Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek Dec 16, 2007 Berlin
  • CHEAP Max und Moritz -Theater an der Parkauer Dec 1-6, 2008 Berlin
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Salute to Man Ray and Louis Delluc Kino Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek November 21, 2008 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Blacky" HAU 2 November 12-18, 2007 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Max und Moritz" Theater an der Parkauer Nov 3-5, 2007 Berlin
  • "TB toVD-Revolution Should Taste Like Cum" FM Queer/FM4-WUK October 20, 2007 Vienna, Austria
  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Salute to Louise Brooks and G.W. Pabst Kino Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek Oct 21, 2007 Berlin
  • "Whoregasm" Porn Film Festival Nachtbar at Lux & Trixter October 24, 2007 Berlin
  • "Blame Canada" Peres Projects Sept 29, 2007 Berlin
  • CHEAP Max und Moritz Theatre an der Parkauer Sept 12-15, 2007 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Max und Moritz" Command Performance for the Bundespresident at Schloss Bellvue August 5, 2007 Berlin
  • "VD as VB Erdgeist, Earthspirit #27-29 10827" City of Women Festival Galerie Kapelica/Aksioma Institute of Contemporary Art June 21, 2007 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • "The Madonna of Laibachdorf" City of Women Festival Alcatraz Galerie June 18, 2007 Ljubljana
  • "Beware the Holy Retarded Whore" McGill University March 16,2007 Montreal, Canada
  • "Woman Under the Influence" Gallery Articule March 17, 2007 Montreal
  • "Lord Love a Duck" La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse March 19, 2007 Montreal
  • "Si J'Etais Blanche" Simone de Beuvoir Institute March 22,2007 Montreal
  • "Bilitis-A Feminist State" Womanizer-Deitch Projects January 11, 2007 NYC
  • "CHEAP Silvester"-Ruth Fischer Monsterland. An Interactive Installation HAU2 Dec 31, 2006 Berlin
  • "That Cold Day in the Park" Alternative Art Fair International Nov 10, 2006 Toronto, Ontario-Canada
  • "CHEAP Nothing's Going To Stop Me On My Path To Glory"Steirischerherbst Festival Campshow Steirmark Sept 20-Oct 15, 2006 Graz, Austria
  • "Tom Cruise Loves Women,The Women and Tom Cruise" Homo-A-Go-Go Queer Arts Festival July, 2006 Olympia, Washington
  • "Bricktops Takes Manhattan" Siberia May, 2006 NYC
  • "Where Art & Life Collide"Festival of Subcultural Performances May, 2006 New York University, NYC
  • "Tom Cruise Loves Women, The Women and Tom Cruise" Ohio State University April 2006 Athens, Ohio
  • "Weimar, New York" Joe's Pub March 27, 2006 NYC
  • "Beware the Holy Retarded Whore" 'making LOVE queering SEX' Sager Symposium Swarthmore College March, 2006 Swarthmore, PA
  • "VD as VB Black & White Women and Men Together Again Forever 483-8070" Roselee Goldberg´s First Biennial of New Visual Art Performances-Participant Inc. Gallery Nov 19, 2005 NYC
  • "Vaginal Davis Film Retrospectacle" Northwest Film Forum Jan 20, 2005 Seattle, Washington
  • "Orifice Descending" New Moves Festival/National Review of Live Art Feb 5-10, 2005 Glasgow, Scotland
  • "CHEAP Makeover"Poker Im Osten Festival Oct 2, 2005 HAU2 Berlin
  • "CHEAP It Happened to Me: A Revolutionary Horror Ride" with Vaginal Davis Poker Im Osten Festival Hebbel Am Uffer Sept 23-24, 2005 Berlin
  • "VD as VB Black & White Women and Men Together Again Forever" Platinum Experimental Section/Outfest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Red Cat at Disney Hall, July 13, 2005 Los Angeles
  • "Beware the Holy Retarded Whore" Theorizing Queer Visualities Conference; University of Manchester April 15, 2005 Manchester, England
  • "The Maladjusted Rule" Queer Up North Festival Contact Theater May 7, 2005 Manchester , England
  • "Orifice Descending" Hayward Gallery May 10, 2005 Manchester, England
  • "Beware the Holy Retarded Whore Ein Electronic-Cinema Abend" Kino
  • Arsenal/Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek Sept 30, 2005 Berlin
  • "VD as VB Guggenheimy Bikini Show" Poker Im Osten Festival HAU 2 Oct 2, 2005 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Silvester Sexual Repulsives Art Bachanalia" Kollective CHEAP with Vaginal Davis featuring performances and installations by Bruce La Bruce, Vaginal Davis, Peaches, Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras, Franka Potenta, Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera, Katarzyna Kozyra, Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Max Riemelt, Wilhelm Hein and post political art band Ruth Fischer featuring Ibadette and Michael Halves of Super 700 HAU 2 Dec 31, 2005 Berlin
  • "Pleather-The Dorian Corey Story" Spicy Beef Curtains at the Parlour July, 2002 Hollywood
  • "CHEAP Jewelry" Reich und Berühmt Festival - Praeter May 9-12, 2001 Berlin
  • "Theocracy, Yes! Fornication, No!" Reich und Berühmt Festival - Podevil April, 2001 Berlin
  • "The Life of Juanita Castro" Reich und Berühmt Festival Podevil May, 2001 Berlin
  • "Sucking Her Un-born Cock" Reich und Berühmt Festival-Volksbruner June 9, 2001 Berlin
  • "Intimacy & Tomorrow(Stupidity, To-day)" C'est Vauxhaul! Festival Duckie June,2001 London

  • Participant Inc., “The History of Vaginal Davis,” Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve, November 8-22, 2010, New York City
  • Kunsthalle Exnergasse. “Gran'pa Sam,” SMELL IT! Freundschaft als Lebens-, Produktions- und Aktionsform, May 27-June 27, 2009, Vienna
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest. RE:akt! | reconstruction, re-enactment, re-reporting, "VD as VB-Erdgeist, Earth Spirit, #27-29, 10827," "The Madonna of Laibachdorf." January-March, 2009. Also at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, May-June 2009.
  • Spill Performance Festival, “Satan Lucifer Beelzebub Devil Wo-man,” Spill Performance Tarot Exhibition, April 2009, London; also at Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, November/December 2009, Lancaster
  • "Present Penicative" The Way That We Rhyme, Women, Art & Politics- Yerba Buena Museum & Art Center March 18-June 29, 2008 San Francisco
  • "Present Penicative" Womanizer-Deitch Projects January 6-27, 2007 NYC
  • "Chinese Synthese Leberkase" Kunsthaus Bregenz April 1-30, 2006 Bregenz Austria
  • "Not For Sale" New York University April, 2006 NYC
  • "Founders Day:Jack Smith and the Work of Reinvention" Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery July 7-August 24, 2005 NYC
  • "Fade(1990-2003) A Survey of African American Artists working in Los Angeles" Craft & Folk Art Museum 2004 Los Angeles
  • "Visions of Excess and the Philosophy of Gifts-a Tribute to George Bataille", Balkan Endurance Art Festival -Aksioma Institute of Contemporary Art Kodali Castle Dec 17, 2004 Ljubjana, Slovenia
  • "My Favorite Dead Artist" Queer(ing) Warhol: Examining Andy Warhol's Queer(ed) Performances California Museum of Photography 2002 Riverside, California
  • "Beyond Origins" Hellenic American Union Art Center 2001 Athens, Greece
  • "Large Format Poloroids" Thread Waxing Space with Catherine Opie and Ron Athey 2000 NYC
  • "Fluxus Tribute- Beck & Al Hansen: Playing With Matches" Thread Waxing Space with Yoko Ono, Beck, Channing and Bibbe Hansen, Marianne Faithful, Cat Power, Foot featuring Thurston Moore, Don Fleming & Jim Dunbar and Larry Miller. 1998 NYC
  • "Yes, Ms. Davis-Electronic Cinema Retrospectacle" Outfest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at Directors Guild 1998 Los Angeles
  • "Nirvana:Capitalism & The Consumed Image Series"; Center On Contemporary Art November, 1996 Seattle, Washington


  • Universität der Künste, Interflugs lecture series, “Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo-Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness,” June 8, 2010, Berlin
  • Hampshire College, “Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo-Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness,” March 26, 2010, Amherst
  • New York University, Department of Art and Art Professions, “Josephine Baker/Jean Harlow: Screen Goddesses Caught between Black and White,” (lecture), March 25, 2010, New York City
  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, “Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo-Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness,” March 24, 2010, New York City
  • Participant Gallery, Art Institute of Philadelphia, “Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo-Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness,” March 23, 2010, New York City
  • Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, “Josephine Baker/Jean Harlow: Screen Goddesses Caught between Black and White,” (seminar), March 2010, Malmö, Sweden
  • Klubszene Performance Art Workshop Project for Student Theatre Groups of Berlin and At Risk Youth, Kinder Und Jugend Theaterfestival-Hebbel am Ufer, 2008 Berlin, Germany
  • Merz Akademie Hochschule für Gestaltung Stutgart Staatlich anerkannte Fachhochschule 2008 Stutgard, Germany
  • Der Kunsthochschule Berlin-Wiessensee Hochschule für gestaltung 2008 Berlin
  • Dept of Film Studies, Free University 2006 Berlin
  • New York University, Graduate Studio Critique - School of Arts Professional 2006 NYC
  • Swarthmore College 2006 Swarthmore PA
  • University of Washington 2005 Seattle
  • Courtauld Art Institute 2005 London, England
  • "Gay Shame Conference," University of Michigan at Ann Arbor March, 2003 Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003 Boulder, Colorado
  • "Queer(ing) Warhol: Examining Andy Warhol's Queer(ed) Performances Symposium" University of California at Riverside Jan 19, 2002 Riverside, CA
  • Seminar fur Filmwissenschaft at the Universitat Zurich, May, 2001 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Harvard University 2000 Cambridge, MA article
  • The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Core Artist Residence Program 1998 Houston, Texas
  • Ecole Cantonale d'Art, de Lausanne, Se'minaire d'Art 1998 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • "Re-Centering the Margins: Queer Women of Color Building Coalition in the Millennium Conference" California State University Long Beach, 1999 Long Beach, CA
  • Hochschule fur Gesstaltung und Kunst May, 1999 Zurich, Switzerland Contemporain de Lionel Bovier, 1998 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, 1998 Boston MA
  • University of Indiana at Bloomington April, 1998 Bloomington, Indiana
  • New York University Fine Art Dept Sept,1998 NYC
  • "Queer Publics, Queer Privates Conference" New York University, Tisch School of the Performing Arts April,1998 NYC
  • "Dischord Conference" University of California at Los Angeles April, 1997 LA, CA
  • Chicago Art Institute May, 1997 Chicago, IL
  • California Institute of the Arts, 1997 Valencia, CA
  • Otis Art Institute, January, 1998 Westchester, CA
  • Art Center College of Design March, 1996 Pasadena,CA
  • Yale University School of Art 1995 New Haven, CT


  • "Rising Stars, Falling Stars" Sunscreens Summer Film Festival Arsenal Experimental-Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek, Aug, 2008 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Gossip Studio" 58th Internationale Filmfestspiele/ Berlinale Film Festival-Forum Expanded Feb 7-17, 2008. Berlin
  • "CHEAP Gossip Studio" 57th Internatonale Filmfestspiele/Berlinale Film Festival -Cinema Beyond Ist Boundaries-Forum Expanded 2007
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2006
  • "CHEAP Silvester-Ruth Fischer´s Monsterland" HAU 2 Dec. 31, 2006 Berlin
  • "CHEAP Silvester-Sexual Repulsives Art Bachanalia" HAU 2 Dec 31, 2005 Berlin
  • "Visions of Excess and the Philosophy of Gifts, an Endurance Art Festival Tribute to the Writings of George Bataille" Aksioma Institute of Contemporary Art- Kodali Castle with Udo Kier(Germany) Amelia Jones(Great Britain), Jennifer Doyle(USA), Dominic Johnson(Great Britain), Marissa Carnesky(UK), Kira O´Riley(Ireland)Velvet Hammer Burlesque(USA) Eclipse(Slovenia)Davide Grassi(Italy) 2004 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • "Visions of Excess" Fierce Festival-Demon Gentleman's Limousine Lap Dancing Club 2003 Birmingham, England
  • "Spicy Beef Curtains" Outfest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Fundraiser July, 2002 Hollywood
  • "Platinum Oasis-La Terra Vista Dalla Luna, site specific endurance art festival salute to Pier Paulo Pasolini" Platinum Experimental Section of Outfest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival-At Historic Coral Sands Motel with performances and installations by Catherine Opie(USA) Yuraslav Mogutin(Russia) Rick Owens(USA) Michele Lamy(France) Bruce La Bruce(Canada) Le Tigre(USA) Franko b(Italy) Urs Fischer (Switzerland) Velvet Hammer Burlesque(USA) Marcos Lutyens(Spain) Kenny Sharf(USA) My Barbarian(USA) July, 2002 Hollywood
  • "Bricktops at the Parlour" A utopian oasis for the literary clubgoer. 2002-2005 Hollywood
  • "Platinum Oasis-Sexual Repulsives" Platinum Experimental Section of Outfests Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. At historic Coral Sands Motel July, 2001 Hollywood
  • "Sucker at the Garage" The Lovesexy punk rock afternoon beer bust and art space 1994-2000 Los Angeles
  • "G.I.M.P. Unlimited" Monthly mutating music, performance, movement and installation space Zen Sushi in Silverlake 1999-2000 Los Angeles
  • "SPEW-The Homographic Convergence" Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 1991 LA
  • "SPEW-The Homographic Convergence" Randolph Street Gallery 1990 Chicago
  • "Hag Gallery-Small, Contemporary, Haggard" 1986-1993 Hollywood
  • "Cafe Hag Performance Space" Cafe Kafke 1987-1989 Hollywood
  • "Anti-Club at Helen's Place." 1984-1987 Hollywood
  • "Theoretical at Park Plaza" 1985 Hollywood
  • "Barefoot Boys Club" at Security Pacific Hollywood 1981-1983 Hollywood
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