Bio

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 6 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She has produced numerous video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She also works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects at Cal-Arts and NYU.  Cameron also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a popular monthly alternative comedy and performance event.  Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.

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Education
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1999
American Conservatory Theater Training Congress, 2002

2016 - Present
Figs (working title) - television series (in development) - creator, writer, produced by ELECTRIC DYNAMITE, Judy on Duty Productions

Dynasty Handbag (selected solo performances)
2018

Titanic Depression (in development)
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2017
I, An Moron
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Joe’s Pub, NYC
PNCA Portland, OR
The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Cavern Club, Los Angeles, CA

2016
I Never Were Again, A Concert
Gibney Dance Center, NYC, curated by Jennifer Monson
PUSH Festival, Vancouver, BC
Vague 
MOCA Los Angeles, CA

2015
Good Morning Evening Feelings
The Kitchen, NYC (premier)
T.B.A. Performance Festival, Portland, OR
OnEdge Fest, Santa Barbara, CA

2014
Soggy Glasses, A Homo’s Odyssey
BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY (premier)
American Realness Festival, Abron’s Art Center, NYC
REDCAT, presented by The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Transparent Trap
Yale Experimental Film Series
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC,

REDCAT OutFest LA, CA
Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

2012
Eternal Quadrangle
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
Runk In Ruv
MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
Control
Joe’s Pub, NYC

2011
DH Comede Speshile
Performa ’11, Miami, Florida
Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY

2010
Brothers and Sisters and Motherfuckers
PS122, NY, NY
Vertititgo
Dixon Place, NYC

Remote Penetration
PS122, NYC

2009
Bags
Performa 2009, NYC
Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
The Kitchen, NYC

Escape From the Family Home,
The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Dixon Place, NYC

Selected Film/Video Screenings

I Can’t Stop Thinkin Bout Havin Sex With You Girl, OUTfest, Los Angeles, 2017
Vague, OUTfest Los Angeles, 2016, (winner, Audience Choice Award)
Come On, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2015
Interspercial Green Room Shorts, NowFest, NYC, 2014
A Dream Is Not A Life, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2014, Yale Experimental Film Series, New Haven, CN, 2013, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA 2013, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 2013
Remote Penetration, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 2013, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA, 2013, Movement Research Festival, NYC, 2017

Eternal Quadrangle, MOCAtv, 2013, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
The Quiet Storm,  Laugh-In - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sand Diego, 2015, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2009, U.S. Contemporary Music Video Cycle in Santiago, Chile, 2008, 16th Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity, Sau Paulo, Brazil, 2008, ATA Film and Video Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2008 U.S. Contemporary Music Video Cycle, Santiago Chile, 2008, VidFest: Hi-Performance Video and Music Festival, Boston, MA, 2008, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, England, 2008, SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas, 2008, Outfest, Los Angeles, 2007, Idyll Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
Break Up Day
NY Underground Film Festival, NYC, 2006

Original Recordings
Dynasty Handbag, Cosmic Surgery, D-Bag Productions, 2013
Dynasty Handbag, Foo Foo Yik Yik, Lovepump United Records, 2006

Curatorial
Movement Research Performance, Festival, Spring Series, 2014, (with Adrienne Truscott), NYC
Weirdo Night, ongoing video/performance series, 2010 - present, NYC, Los Angeles

Awards/Residencies
2016

Winner, Audience Choice Award, OUTfest Los Angeles, CA
2014
MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire
LMCC Process Space Artist Residency, NYC
2013
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2011
Kindle Project Makers Muse Award
2010
Kindle Project Makers Muse Award
Mondo Cane! Performance Commission, Dixon Place, NYC
2008
Franklin Furnace Fund For The Performing Arts
Fresh Tracks Artist In Residence, Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
2006
Galapagos Art Space, artist in residence, Brooklyn, NYC

PublicPresentations
2015 - 2016

Visiting Faculty, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2015
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
Visiting Artist/BARD College, Annondale-On-Hudson, NY
Visiting Artist, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, PRATT College of Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2013
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA      
2012
Guest Lecturer, The New School For Social Research, Queer New York, NYC
Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Design, Sculpture and Theater, NYC
2011
Visiting Artist, Cal-Arts, LA, CA
Professor (adjunct), TISCH, New York University, Comedy and Performance
2010
Professor (adjunct), TISCH, New York University, NY, NY, Performing Yourself - Graduate Course for Performance Studies
Visiting Artist, Matrelineage Syposium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2009

Professor, TISCH, New York University, NY, NY, Performing Yourself -Graduate Course for Performance Studies (invited by Jose Muñoz)
Lecturer, "Alter Ego" at W.I.S.P. (Women In Swedish Performing Arts) 

2008
Visiting Artist, University Of Texas, Austin
Visiting Artist, University Of Michigan Ann Arbor
2007
Lecturer, SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL

Selected Acting Work
Robert Ashley’s The Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer and Unknown Accomplices for Crimes Against Humanity, (player 4) Directed by Alex Waterman, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Double Agency, by My Barbarian, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Troilus and Cressida, The Wooster Group, “Cassandra” RSC, UK, NYC
The Residents Present Sam’s Enchanted Evening, Abron’s Art Center, NYC
365 Plays in 365 Days by Susan Lori Parks, (Director and actor) Public Theater, NYC
Room For Cream, Theater Of The 2 Headed Calf, Director Brooke O’Harra, La Mama ETC, NYC
Blue Serge, Magic Theater, San Francisco
Halloween, Aurora Theater, San Francisco
Duck Butter “Frankie” Dir. Miguel Arteta, Film
Dope State “Marlene” Dir. Gabe Sunday (web series)
Song of The Wild “Tracy”  Vice Productions (web series)
Ambiance Man “Buzz Kill”, MOCA TV and YouTube, (web series)
Rods & Cones, “Bess” (web series)
Melody Set Me Free, Director Kalup Linzy, (web Series)