Kalup Linzy @ The Saatchi Gallery


Kalup Linzy is an American video and performance artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. Born in 1977 in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and in 2007, he was named a Guggenheim fellow. Linzy’s best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, most of them in drag. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum. In 2007, New York Magazine named him one of the their ten most promising artists.

Recently he has been selected to exhibit his work at the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London. This show will feature a full live performance from Kalup, well known for creating works in a wide variety of media – film, music and painting. His pieces reference elements of popular American culture, gender and race. His unique narrative, music and videos fuse dramatic intensity with melodramatic irony. He has also attracted the likes of James Franco & Chloe Sevigny as frequent collaborators in both his art pieces and musical projects.

The show will take place at The Saatchi Gallery October 14th 7-10pm, for guestlist visit http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/