visual / performance artist

Brandon Perdomo is an interdisciplinary artist from New York, fascinated with self-reflection and alterity, which are the engines of his performances and images. Interested in contemporary politics and minorities, as well as in the intricate manners in which the body is perceived in the public sphere,  he channels his aspirations towards social activism, which seem to have reemerged into his more recent creative work – since behind his impressively coherent and visually stunning work lies a healthy dose of thought and research, as well as the ambition to tackle some serious philosophical questions about human existence and, as he says, ''I share my world with others, and I need worlds to be shared with me.'' - Alina Noir

Perdomo has been presented by Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Alice Austen House, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Coney Island USA, DfbrL8r, The Cloud Club, Staten Island MakerSpace, and MoMA PS1.

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Education, Training

B.S. - Fredonia, State University of New York - Sensory Studies and Application (Interdisciplinary Studies, Self-Design)
Light, color, sound, movement-based practices and research. Theory and performance practice. Group dynamics.

Yoga Alliance 200-HR Teacher Training, Connected Warriors Teacher Training - Sonic Yoga – RYS
Butoh / Performance Training – Various
T’ai Chi, Movement, Stage Performance – W Terry Beck
Music Improvisation - Dr. David Rudge – Music For People

Awards, Scholarships

2018
DCA Art Fund Grant – Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island

2017
DCA Premier Grant – Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
The Ume Group: Ren Gyo Soh Winter Training – Let Wave Us – Yokko

Select Exhibitions

2018
YES I AM IN HERE – UNFIX NYC (NYC, NY)

2017 
MVMT : Sketches – solo exhibition – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY)
Burlesque Imitates Art - [be]muse (New Orleans, LA)

2016
MVMTMVMTMVMT – solo – The Living Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Tribute to the Disappeared – Andrea Arroyo – The Halls at Bowling Green – (NYC, NY)
A Day In the Life of Staten Island, SI MakerSpace (Staten Island, NY)
Juried: Staten Island Triennial of Photography, Alice Austen House (Staten Island, NY)

2015 
still-moving, Emmitt Christian Gallery (Fredonia, NY)
MVMTMVMT Installation - Daniel A. Reed Library (Fredonia, NY)
The Lost Marbles Salon – Identity – The Cloud Club (Boston, MA)

1999                       
0 to 9: Artists Born in the 1990s – MoMA PS1 (LIC, NY)

Collections
Areté Gallery – Flat Files Program (Greenpoint, NY)
AI-AP : Latin American Fotografía 2018 (Digital)
Tribute to the Disappeared - Andrea Arroyo (Digital)

Performance, Screenings

2018
Sylva Dean And Me - Ventiko - Superfine! Art Fair (Washington D.C.)
New York Restoration Project (Bette Midler), Summer Gala – art dir. LEIMAY (NYC, NY)
The Watermill Center Winter Gala : Northern Lights, Zac Posen, Robert Wilson – ft. Phillip Glass – art. dir. LEIMAY (NYC, NY)

2017
LEIMAY Winter Gala : KALAVINKA – ft. Meredith Monk (Brooklyn, NY)
SHE NEVER MADE IT TO BERLIN - MVMTMVMT – Socrates Sculpture Park (LIC, NY)
Living Sculpture Garden – Socrates Sculpture Park (LIC, NY)
Atlas Obscura – The Great Forgotten Garden Party, Untermyer Park & Gardens (Yonkers, NY)
Green Festival Expo – Jacob Javits Center (NYC, NY)
“bone chorus” – Lokasparśa Dance Projects - (Woodstock NY) (NYC)
UNFIX NYC (NYC, NY)
St. George Day / Earth Day Festival (Staten Island, NY)
Butoh & Beyond : Diego Piñón – Coney Island USA (Brooklyn, NY)

2016
Performance Anxiety, curated by Ventiko – Chinatown Soup (NYC, NY)
The Longest Night – Holly Chernobyl / Night Parade - DfbrL8r (Chicago, IL)
I Feel The Earth Move – Lucy Kerr – IDIO Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Butoh Performance In Peace – Vigil 4 Peace & Ecology 15th Anniversary, Naumburg Bandshell – Central Park (NYC, NY)
The Ume Group – Dream Dances – Physical Theater Intensive Conclusion (NYC, NY)
The Eccentrics Performance Program – Kira Nova / Ieva Misevičiūtė, SculptureCenter (LIC, NY)
DanceArtVideo // #impulsenocontrol, Otion Front Studio (Brooklyn, NY)

2014
Rock the Cradle or Cradle the Rock? - Florence Poulain – Deep Tanks Butoh, Alice Austen House (Staten Island, NY)

2010
Uryonstelaii - No Longer Empty - Pablo Helguera (Governor’s Island, NY)

Related Professional Experience

2018
Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival – Int’l Culture Lab/Curator (Brooklyn NY)

2017
MVMTMVMT – Curator – Socrates Sculpture Park (LIC, NY)

2016-Pres
International Judge – Art Competition – Peace Pals International (Int’l)

2016
Installation Artist, Kaylee Boyer for fashion designer Runa Ray - The Space at Skylight Clarkson Sq. New York Fashion Week (NY, NY)
Installation Assistant - Patrick Dougherty - Stickwork, McKee Botanical Garden (Vero Beach, FL)

2015-2017
Photography Assistant – John Turner Photo Rep. - Troy Word, Nick Suttle

2014-2017
Photography Assistant, Webmaster – Kristopher Johnson

2012-15
Curator, Installation, Operations - birdhaus Arts Space (Dunkirk, NY)

2012
Installation Assistant - Hudson River Park Gala (NY, NY)

2011-2013
Music Director - Mandragoras Arts Space - MAAS (Queens, NY)

Lectures, Workshops, Residencies

2018
House of Tangerine Dreams - New Orleans, LA
Ailfionn Studios – Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland

2017
Artist Lecture - MVMT with guest panelist Ventiko - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY)
Masks for MVMT: Makers Workshop – Teaching Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park (LIC, NY)
Socrates Sculpture Park – LIC/Queens, NY
earthBODYment – Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada

In Print

2018
Marietta Magazine – Pub. Analog Cinema

2016
NYSAI – Literary Magazine – “Anti-Verse” – Summer 2016

2014
Chautauqua County Visitor’s Guide (NY)
Author Photo, Book, Got Abstract? Vincent Quatroche

2011-14
Various, Newspaper, The Leader (Fredonia, NY)