The Museum of Drag (MoDrag) is the first of its kind, celebrating the past, present, and future of drag. MoDrag’s inaugural installation at Brick Aux from June 9-July 4 will feature exhibitions of visual arts, a herstorical archive, and art for sale by both local and international drag artists. MoDrag’s programming will also include weekly guest lectures and performances by drag herstorians
Exhibition and lecture topics include:
-William Dorsey Swann: America’s Drag Mother, presented by DeVante Lewis & Seth Majnoon
-Drag in Theater, presented by Dmitri Barcomi & Nancy Nogood
-Drag Bans in America, presented by Gina Tonic
-Venus Boys: Photographing the Drag Kings of Berlin by Jude Vadée, curated by Louison Jenkins
-And more! Additional guest lecturers and performers to be announced!
Dmitri Barcomi (Co-Founder/Artistic Director) (he/him) is a theater artist, musician, and drag demon from New York City. His artistic interests include creating theater from unusual source materials, integrating technology and live performance, and honoring queer icons. Dmitri’s theater work has been seen throughout New York at Target Margin, Ars Nova, HERE Arts, La MaMa, BRIC, and other hubs of experimental new work, as well as internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Teatr Słowackiego in Kraków. Dmitri is co-founder of award winning international artist collective §175, and a proud child of the Haus of Nogood. BA: The New School, MFA Candidate, Columbia University. mxbarcomi.com | @dmxbarcomi
Gina Tonic (Curator, Lecturer) is a New York-based drag artist who has appeared in In The Know’s Behind The Drag series, Bros and Katy Keene. Onstage, she was most recently seen in Peter Pansexual with NYC Panto, as well as headlining drag shows nationwide. She shares her passion for the history of drag and lgbtq activism through story and song on tik tok and instagram, which can be found at @ginatonicnyc
DeVante Lewis (Curator, Lecturer); theater artist. non-binary dolly. aspiring superhero. lover. Virginia NoGood Slim.
Louison Jenkins (Curator) is a curator and drag artist based in Berlin. Passionate about queer art and history, he wants to show the world the wonderful work of Berlin’s drag Kings, Quings and Creatures.
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Jude Vadée (Photographer, Venus Boys: Drag Kings of Berlin) is a French photographer and visual artist born in 1996 and based in Berlin. His images, raw and intimate, explore notions of gender and sexuality, identity and performance, intimacy and relationships. Questions around queer archives are central to his work. He has been documenting the performances of the Berlin drag collective Venus Boys for two years, and collecting portraits of lgbtq+ individuals since the start of their photography practice, making his work a celebration of queer people. Insta: @judevadee