|Occupation||Performance artist, writer, actor, magician|
Derek DelGaudio is an American interdisciplinary artist, primarily known as a writer, performer and magician.
He created the theater show In & Of Itself, directed by Frank Oz, and co-founded, along with artist Glenn Kaino, the performance-art collective A.BANDIT, which has staged interventions at Art L.A. Contemporary in Santa Monica, The Ball of Artists, Art Basel Miami, LA><ART, and The Kitchen in New York. DelGaudio and Kaino also created The Mistake Room,  a platform for situation-specific projects, as well as The [Space] Between, a "conceptual magic shop". They have also co-authored a book under the A.BANDIT name, A Secret Has Two Faces, containing interviews and stories from their careers in performance art and magic, as well as contributions from Marina Abramović, Ricky Jay, David Blaine and John Baldessari.
In 2014, DelGaudio was selected Artist in Residence for Walt Disney Imagineering. He has also consulted for television and cinema projects including The Carbonaro Effect and The Prestige. He wrote and co-starred (with Hélder Guimarães) in the show Nothing to Hide, which opened off-Broadway at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City on October 23, 2013.
In the 2017 New York Times Magazine profile of DelGaudio, journalist Jonah Weiner wrote:
"DelGaudio devises performances that combine sleight-of-hand with more theoretical preoccupations drawn from performance art, conceptual art and what’s known as relational aesthetics: a tributary of the first two in which spectators become indispensable, unpredictable participants in creating an artwork’s meaning."
Awards and honors
- The Academy of Magical Arts Close-up Magician of the Year 2011.
- The Academy of Magical Arts Close-up Magician of the Year 2012.
- The Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year 2016.
- The Allan Slaight Award for "Sharing Wonder," 2017.
- Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques Award for Creative & Artistic Vision, 2018.
- Grolla d'oro Award, Italy, 2019 
- In 2011, the Conjuring Arts Research Center appointed DelGaudio their Director of Contemporary Conjuring.
- "A.Bandit at the Kitchen, October 5–6". Culturebot. October 1, 2011.
- "The Mistake Room at LA><ART Annex". LA><ART. Retrieved 2021-02-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Kaino, Glenn, and Derek DelGaudio. 2018. A.bandit: a secret has two faces. ISBN 9783791355641
- "Derek DelGaudio". IMDb.
- Isherwood, Charles (November 7, 2013). "Playing With a Full Deck, and Your Head (Published 2013)" – via NYTimes.com.
- Gordon, Devin. "You've Never Seen a Magic Act Quite Like In & Of Itself". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
- "Now You See It: A Magician's Memoir Promises Truth and Other Lies". The New York Times. March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
- Weiner, Jonah (March 15, 2017). "The Magician Who Wants to Break Magic (Published 2017)" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Hall of Fame | The Academy of Magical Arts". www.magiccastle.com.
- "And the award goes to..." Magicana. May 29, 2017.
- "FISM Winners – 2012 to 2018".
- "Masters of Magic World Convention: a Venaria e Torino 4 giorni di pura magia". mentelocale.it. April 29, 2019.
- "Staff | Conjuring Arts". conjuringarts.org.