Please join us for a night of incredible performance art by Matthew de Leon as he performs as UNTITLED QUEEN. De Leon will present a site-specific performance combining elements of a studio visit, an installation, and a drag show. The performance will weave together artist statement as prose poetry, lip sync, and sculpture in collaboration with sound artist/DJ Jess Ramsay. Please note this performance contains material that is best for mature audiences.
Untitled Queen is a visual artist, drag queen, and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She creates elaborate, colorful handmade DIY costumes and sculptural body props that are used in intensely emotional and narrative drag performances. Through these means she challenges and dismantles constructed binaries of American body, thought, and ideology. Her recent work is a rumination on post-colonial American citizenship and its repercussions and origins.
She was born in 1984 on Governors Island, New York. She is the recipient of the Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Drag Queen of the Year 2015. She is currently in residence at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Shift Residency. She has shown in group exhibitions at the University of Connecticut, Mixed Greens Gallery, The Kitchen, Boston Center for the Arts, Honey Ramka, and the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, among others.