Alexander D’Agostino, photo by Cameron Vaughan
Hailing from Baltimore, interdisciplinary artist Alexander D’Agostino brings The Dying Swan, a work he describes as a manifestation of an invisible queer rage that follows him wherever he goes. Throughout the performance he asks people to attach feathers to his body as offerings for queer spirits. When he is covered, he transforms into a possessed, otherworldly being.
Alexander D’Agostino is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and arts organizer based in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in painting. He investigates the queer and otherworldly through dance, ritual, teaching, installation and performance art. Alexander teaches dance and movement research and develops new performances with his collaborator Noelle Tolbert. Together they have performed throughout Baltimore, DC, Pittsburgh, and New York City. His own work has been presented at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Center for Contemporary Art in Afghanistan in Kabul, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Chashama’s Summer Performance Series in Manhattan, Panoply Performance Laboratory and Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, Art in Odd Places in Orlando Florida, Itinerant Performance Art Festival at the Queens Museum, and most recently in LabBodies performance art review in Baltimore.
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