Kalup Linzy

Artist lecture Thursday, November 07, 2013 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
A Memorial for Taiwan, 2013 | Video still of performance

Brooklyn based Kalup Linzy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes videos, performances and music. His satirical narratives – inspired by soap operas, telenovelas and Hollywood melodramas – deal with race, sexuality, gender, class, and the art world.

Serving as writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and actor, he performs (often in drag) a series of memorable, defiant characters; he has been described as the heir to artists and performers as diverse as Cindy Sherman, RuPaul and John Waters. Simultaneously salacious and poignant, Linzy’s works fuse dramatic intensity with melodramatic irony and gut-busting comedy.

In the summer of 2010, he appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. Linzy has released three full length albums and two EPs. His latest project, Romantic Loner (2012/13), includes an album, a feature film, two short films, live performances and an ongoing series of collages.

Linzy’s work has been shown in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MoMA/PS1, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six international artists, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012 [Detail]

Marco Breuer

Spring 2016 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.