ARTISTS LOW LIVES 1

Abby Donovan

is currently teaching at the University of Delaware, Donovan received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her BA from Swarthmore College. Her workoften investigates what she thinks of as the abstract materiality of language and symbols. Born in Massachusetts in 1969, lives in Eugene, Oregon and Newark, DE.
www.abbydonovan.com

Adam Trowbridge

is an artist working with text, theater, audio, responsive art and video. Born in San Diego, CA. Nomadic. www.atrowbri.com

Amanda Alfieri

was born in Los Angeles in 1985. She is a photographer, video and performance artist based in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Southern California in 2007, and in 2008 was awarded a Skowhegan artist’s residency.
Recent performance projects include “Fight” at Found Gallery, “Serious Work”, at Redcat’s Spring Studio in Los Angeles, and “If it wasn’t for him there would be no light”, at the Contemporary Arts Center at Las Vegas during Off the Strip: Two Weeks of Performance and Video Art.
www.amandacalfieri.com

Bishop Bishop

was born in Gainesville, FL (USA) in 2001, lives in Gainesville. In 2001, Bishop Bishop cracked out of the skull of the god that she may or may not believe in or perhaps she is a headache for a particular artist. Regardless, she was called forth to try to save the whole wide world and little old you. What exactly she hopes to save the world from/for is unclear, but she is determined to save it despite such uncertainties.
www.bishopbishop.com

Carlos Rodal

is a contemporary painter and sculptor. He maintains studio workshops in both
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and in Brooklyn, New York. He receives his BFA
in architecture and urbanism at the ITESO University and studies painting at the Casa
de la Cultura in Guadalajara. Rodal has lived and worked for long periods in Europe
and the United States. He has exhibited since 1986, and has work in public and private
collections throughout America, Europe and Asia. Born in Mexico in 1964.
www.carlosrodal.com

Carol Pereira and Jonas Olson

began creating collaborative performances in Iowa City, Iowa in 2007. Pereira met Olson
coming from a background of incorporating performance with various media. Since then,
the pair has been performing for a variety of venues. Jonas Olson was born in 1974 in Willmar,
Minnesota. Carol Pereira was born in 1979 in New York City. Together, they live in Rego Park
and work in Long Island City, Queens.
www.juvenalreisstudios.com/artist1.php?artistID=226

Carolina Vasquez

was born in the Dominican Republic to Dominican and Colombian parents, shortly after
they moved and she was raised in Miami. She obtained an M.F.A. from the Slade School
of Fine Art in London and has recently moved to Cardiff, where she lives and works.
She is a multi–media artist exploring new technologies and mixing them with more traditional
forms of expression. She investigates human behavior and personal stories. The process of
invention is integral in her work, as are her narrative explorations and through this she creates
and manipulates images. www.carolisides.com

Caroline Boileau

is pursuing a reflection on the body and health through a practice combining performance,
drawing, video and installation. Driven by a fine attention to human context, her reflection is
strongly inspired and imbued by the medical and pharmaceutical worlds in which, in parallel to
her work as an artist, she has been evolving for many years. Born in Montreal (Quebec) in 1970,
lives in Montreal. www.wooloo.org/boigil

Danielle Abrams

is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance and video. She is a monologist, a talk–show
host, a ballroom dance teacher, and a stand–up comedian of yesteryear. She channels a multiracial
cast of family members, and incites participatory extravaganzas. Family and social histories are the
material Abrams kneads to create real–time work about people, neighborhoods, and eras. In
Abrams’ performances, she reveals the frolic, toxicity, poignancy, and revolutionary potential that is
created at the intersection of diverse communities. www.danielleabrams.com

Denise Prince

is an artist and filmmaker. She has explored issues of cultural positioning throughout her career,
using iconography to create playful narratives that hinge on vulnerability. www.deniseprince.com

Eden Mazer

was born in Gloucester, MA , and studied dance at St. Paul ’s School and Barnard College.
She has performed with Jonathon Appels, Sue Hogan, Spela Sterle, bopi’s black sheep/dances by
Kraig Patterson, and Gina Gibney. She was also active with Gibney’s Women at Work Domestic
Violence Project. Eden ’s own choreography has been shown at St. Mark’s Church, Joyce SoHo,
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, and Cleveland State University.
She teaches creative movement at Manhattan Country School.
www.dusantynek.org/performers/mazer.html

ErikAndTheAnimals

Erik Fabian is an artist working in performance, installation and conceptual art. Erik’s work explores notions of value,
how we value art, and how the expression of value is colored by monetary inflation. Erik is a graduate of
the Master of Fine Arts program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in 1976, lives in Brooklyn, NY.
www.ErikAndTheAnimals.com

Eseohe Arhebamen/Edoheart

is a Nigerian poet, musician, dancer/choreographer, mixed–media visual artist and performance artist.
Arhebamen’s theater/movement works are her personification of the language in her poems, created by
using the elements of spiritual possession in Afrikan Theater and her semiotic fashioning of Butoh dance.
Eseohe’s “Fire Butoh Series” is focused on publicly communicating her incommunicable inner experiences
with private language for the purposes of achieving community and self–liberation.
www.edoheart.org

Genevieve Erin O’Brien

is a Queer Vietnamese–Irish American interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and popular educator.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago recently presented O’Brien’s conceptual performance, Peace Salon.
O’Brien’s work addresses hate crimes, homophobia, and violence against women, with sensitivity and humor.
O’Brien holds an MFA in Studio Art/Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Erin will be
conducting research for a new body of work in Vietnam as a Fulbright Fellow in 2009. www.erin-obrien.com

Flounder Lee

grew up on a farm in Alabama, studied aerospace engineering, received his BFA from the University of Florida
in 2003 and his MFA from Cal State Long Beach in 2007. He now works as an assistant professor at Herron School
of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Flounder’s work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Born in
Alabama in 1978, lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. www.photoflounder.com

Franko B

was born in Milan, Italy in 1960. He has performed widely, including Tate Modern, ICA, South London Gallery
and Beaconsfield, and has presented work internationally in Moscow, Zagreb, Mexico City, Milan, Amsterdam,
Antwerp, Copenhagen, Madrid and Vienna, Tate Liverpool, the Palais des Beaux–Arts, Brussels and the
Crawford Municipal Gallery in Cork. Franko B lectures widely, including at St. Martins School of art, DasArt,
New York University and the Courtauld Institute of art. Since January 2009 has been appointed professor of
sculpture at the Academia Di Belle Arti, Macerata, Italy. He lives and works in London, UK. www.franko-b.com

Fred Koenig

was born in Paris France 1971. Mastered in Fine Arts. Labeled a mixed media artist. With the South African Artist,
Toni Morkel, they created “the Voodoo Divas”, a duo that through absurd, risqué performances serve to challenge
and dismantle conservative notions of art making and this name became a label for his performance intervention.
Koenig currently works as video artist for theater and dance creation as well as a photographer and film director.
www.fredkoenig.com

Igor Josifov

was born in Kavadarci, Macedonia and lives in San Francisco and New York. Igor Josifov is a Macedonian
performance artist who attended the School of Applied Arts in Skopje, Macedonia and started his secondary education
and career in San Francisco, California. In his performances, the body is a medium that translates his personal and
cultural experience into a broader context. Josifov’s work is based on psychoanalytic perception and the cultural and moral
realties of contemporary living.
www.toomey-tourell.com/artists/igor-josifov

Inge Hoonte & Michelle Tupko

have performed together at Goat Island, G2, Chicago; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, and most recently on an online
TV channel. They both received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Michelle’s recent exposure
involves several butoh performances, the 9th Istanbul Biennial, and the 1st International Conference on Performance
Art Theory in Tijuana, Mexico. In the past year, Inge assisted in the Olympic Games in a public fountain in Midtown,
Manhattan, and exhibited at the Brooklyn Arts Council, and 321 Colton School, New Orleans. www.actionpassing.wordpress.com

Jeanne Jo

was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts and raised in Reno, Nevada. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School
of Design in 2008, where she was a President’s Scholar and recipient of many awards, including a Graduate Award of
Excellence. She often works collaboratively with new media artist Rachelle Beaudoin under the pseudonym,
Scarlet Electric. www.jeannejo.com

Joe Nanashe

was born in Akron, Ohio in 1979. The city’s post–industrial landscape and emphasis on manual labor influenced the repetitive,
task–driven nature of his work. Joe currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.joenanashe.com

Kelly Kleinschrodt

was born in Opelika, AL (USA) in 1983 and lives in Venice, CA. She will begin her MFA coursework in photography at
UCLA in Fall 2009. Kelly Kleinschrodt’s recent solo exhibition at Crisp London Los Angeles was seen in London and
Los Angeles. Kleinschrodt has recently exhibited and/or performed in Los Angeles, CA (FOCA), Culver City, CA
(Kinkead Contemporary), Brooklyn, NY (Humble Arts Foundation, 3rd Ward), and Somerville, MA (Nave Gallery)
among others.

Kenya (Robinson)

was born in Landstuhl (Germany) in 1977, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by a rich social community, Kenya
(Robinson’s) work is also influenced by her training as an apparel patternmaker and her continued interest in
Anthropology. Steadily expanding her studio practice into areas of writing, mixed media sculpture, installation,
printmaking, and sound/performance art, she is particularly interested in how everyday objects are valuable
transmitters of culture. www.theprofessionalmuse.googlepages.com/home

Mark Stafford

is a multi–disciplinary artist born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He received a BFA from the University
of Arizona (2002), an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2005), and was a fellow of the
AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2008). His work has been exhibited widely in the US and
abroad. In mid 2009, Mark will represent the United States at the 10th OPEN International Performance Art
Festival in Beijing, China. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. www.marklawrencestafford.com

Profesor Bazuco

(a.k.a. Juan Obando) was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Profesor Bazuco has taken his postcultural
studies to stratospheric levels over the past few years. He was hired by the BZC Media Corporation to
enlighten the world with his words of wisdom on a weekly basis over the BZC Radio show. Acclaimed
by the public and the press as the “last punk standing”, now Professor Bazuco travels around the world
declaring war to the alternative, death to the underground, and spitting in the face of the academic industry.
www.bazucobazuco.com

Robert Crosse

was born in Hertfordshire, UK in 1985, and lives in London. Using photography, video and performance,
Crosse explores his surroundings, drawing on his experiences and observations. His background in
photography helps to inform the way he approaches his ideas, creating a visual language that is inherently
his own. www.robertcrosse.com

Rosamond S. King Ph.D.

is a creative and critical writer and performer. She has engaged in guerrilla performance work around the world
– and her work has also been formally presented in the USA, the Caribbean, and West Africa. Her poetry has been
published in over a dozen journals and anthologies. King lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA, when she’s
not living somewhere else. www.rosamondking.com

Rotliebend – Melissa Steckbauer
and Johanna Bruckner

currently work on video and photo projects that investigate the relationship between watching, observing
and representing culture within private and public space. Rotliebend projects aim to tweak and hybridize
the current model of the male gaze by simultaneously critiquing and employing it.
www.rotliebend.weebly.com

Sergio Lamanna

was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. He studied Technical Ceramics at the Fernando Arranz
School of Ceramics and Sculpture at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
He has done workshops with Juan Doffo, conferences with Julio Sánchez, Luis Felipe Noé and screen
writing at the Universidad del Cine. Lamanna lives and works in Buenos Aires.
www.sergiolamanna.blogspot.com

Y.E. Torres & Sandy Ewen

seek to develop a unique dialogue between movement and sound. By pairing visual and audio elements,
the duo’s multidisciplinary forms examine modes of interaction and the language of improvisation.
Challenging the boundaries between solo and duo performance, the fusion of art forms allows seemingly
dissimilar things to exist side by side. www.myspace.com/ye_torres

2+2=3

is an ongoing multimedia collaborative project between Javier A Lara, Rose DiSalvo and Chris Haack.
In a playful and experimental manner, the group explores their own histories as well as their connection
to greater histories. www.rosedisalvo.com, www.javierAlara.com, www.thevarmintsplaypen.info