Geo Wyeth

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Geo Wyex, fka Geo Wyeth (born 1984) is a transgender mixed-race, black American [1] musician and performance artist known for songs, performances and soundscapes works that explore, augment, and reimagine the material articulations and embodiments of absence. His work often features characters, outcasts and alienated trans / queer subjects, and the cosomologies that come out of such positionality. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2017)[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Geo Wyex was born in New York, New York in 1984[4] and grew up in Hell's Kitchen New York City and Montclair, New Jersey.[5] He received a BA from Yale University.[6]

Work[edit]

Wyex's work combines installation, music and performance[7] in which handmade sets and unusual costumes join with absurd storytelling[8] in performances that break down the boundaries between the audience and the performer and create an experience of communal intimacy.[9]

Awards and Fellowships[edit]

Among the honors which Geo Wyex has earned are:

  • Dolf Henkes Prijs Rotterdam, NL -(2021)[10]
  • Mondriaan Fonds Deltaworkers Residency (2019)[11]
  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Residency (2015)[4]"Geo Wyeth". Rijksakademie. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  • Art Matters Foundation Grant (2012)[12]
  • Jerome Foundation Travel and Research Grant (2011)[13]

Selected Performances[edit]

Wyex has presented performances at art institutions including MoMA PS1, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The New Museum, LA MoCA.[14]

Solo performances / projects:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Loose Ties, February 2019 "Geo Wyeth: On Irreverence, Repurposed Land, and a Mood Crystallized"
  2. ^ Burton, Johanna (2018). Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. New Museum. p. 356. ISBN 978-0915557165.
  3. ^ Frank, Priscilla (19 November 2015). "Genderqueer And Trans Artists Breaking Down Barriers In Art". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Geo Wyeth". Rijksakademie vanbeeldende kunsten. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  5. ^ Erickson-Schroth, Laura, ed. (2014). Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. Google Books: Oxford University Press. p. 549. ISBN 978-0199325351. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Geo Wyeth "PEOPLE, NOW THAT WE'RE ALONE"". New York Art Beat. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Geo Wyeth". Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ Bowen, Effie (July 6, 2012). "DISCOVERY: GEO WYETH". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ Forster, Ian (Jun 18, 2018). "Staff Pick: Geo Wyeth". Art21. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Stichting Henkes | Kunstenaar Dolf Henkes | Dolf Henkes Prijs". Dolf Henkes Prijs. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Deltaworkers – New Orleans, Verenigde Staten". Mondriaan Fonds. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Grantees: Geo Wyeth". art matters. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Past Grantees: Geo Wyeth". Jerome Foundation. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Study Sessions: Geo Wyeth". Whitney Museum of American Art. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Geo Wyeth: I'm a Chip/Make This Music Disappear". Kunstencentrum BUDA. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Geo Wyeth: Juice CrosxxxSing". New Museum. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Geo Wyeth, Storm Excellent Salad". MoMA PS1. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Official website