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Nobodies Gala By Hoesy Corona
October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:40 pmFree
Note: There will be two performances: a 20-minute performance at 1pm, and a 40-minute performance at 7pm. These performances will be outdoors, near the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
Nobodies Gala is a two-part performance by multidisciplinary artist Hoesy Corona and an exploration into what it means to be a disenfranchised member of society in North America. Corona makes colorful sculptural garments fitted to the human body that enable otherworldly experiences for the viewer. In Nobodies Gala the artist invites viewers to play a part in the act of ‘Nobodying’, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody.
Hoesy Corona (b.1986 Mexico, based in Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist and founding co-director of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory in Baltimore Maryland. Corona’s unapologetically colorful, sculptural and performance based works have been deeply influenced by his queer immigrant experience in the United States. Additionally, formative encounters with racism, discrimination, xenophobia and otherness have shaped the ways in which Corona creatively interprets the contemporary world around him, in new and compelling ways. His work has appeared at The Baltimore Museum of Art, VisArts, Washington Project for the Arts, and The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival among others. He was the recipient of a Light City Artist in Residence Winter 2016 in Baltimore’s Station North and was the Cafe Con Leche Latino Artist Resident Artist at Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in May 2016. Corona is the recipient of a MSAC Individual Artist Award, a Force Pelham Printmaking Residency and was included in Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar 2016”.
This performance is being presented in conjunction with the VIA Festival.