Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance, Theatre – devised

Jibz Cameron

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance, Theatre – devised
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014, 2020

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and 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 seven evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She has produced multiple video works and two albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater, and television, as well as internet Web series. She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects as well as lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. She and Sue Slagle were awarded the Creative Capital Award in 2020. During her residency she worked on her upcoming collaboration with Slagle, Titanic Depression. A performance with "live film" that will premier in May 2023 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.



Jibz Cameron worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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