Asia Stewart "Legs is Legs VIII"
Asia Stewart "Legs is Legs VIII" 2021
Photography: Archival Pigment Print, Framed
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in
Unique (Edition 1 of 1)
Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Artwork currently featured in The INNOVATE Exhibition at The Untitled Space, on view from September 12 - October 2, 2021.
Asia Stewart is a Brooklyn-based performance artist and classical vocalist whose conceptual work centers the body as a living archive. After receiving degrees in the social sciences from Cambridge and Harvard University, she has sought ways to embody abstract sociological theories and transform the language specific to studies of race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora into materials that can be felt and worn on the body. As a National YoungArts Winner in Musical Theatre and a former National Arts Policy Roundtable Fellow with Americans for the Arts, Stewart uses her past experiences on stage to inject her work with a heightened sense of theatricality. Yet, the exhibitionism of her work contrasts with the commonplace nature of her movements in staged pieces. Stewart recently concluded her first independent performance series entitled Graft, which attempts to capture the violence that constructions of whiteness and femininity wrought on Black bodies. Works from that series are currently being showcased in Sentient.Art.Film’s 2021 Omnibus project.