Juliana Huxtable presents her second solo exhibition at Project Native Informant, AKIMBO SPITTLE. These five paintings continue Huxtable's mythicised exploration into ideas of identity and the body.
Artist, writer, musician and performer Juliana Huxtable (b. 1987, Bryan-College Station, Texas) excels in probing dormant and marginalized histories, narratives and technologies to challenge discourses around contemporary perceptions of identity, futurity and politics.
Through painting, photography, text and video, she has defined a singular aesthetics of language that often plays into a digital, Tumblr-ised visual identity, a kind of collaged rap and visual rapture. Huxtable’s practice offers a key critical voice on identity, as well as, specifically, her own identity as a black trans woman. Her work comments on different forms of reality through the lens of her personal structural experience. Inseparable from the political, the personal is our opportunity for disobedience, and Huxtable plays with this concept through her ever-evolving portrait of selfhood.
Her works and performances have been presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Hayward Gallery, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Brooklyn Museum, New York, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MOMA PS1, New York and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her work can be found in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm.
In 2017, Huxtable published Mucus in My Pineal Gland, a celebrated volume of poems, performance scripts and essays.
Juliana Huxtable recently opened her second solo exhibition at Project Native Informant, AKIMBO SPITTLE. In 2023, Juliana Huxtable will open her first European institutional solo exhibition —USSYPHILIA at Fotografiska, Berlin. —USSYPHILIA will include and premiere a video installation, the new site-specific body of work and works from the AKIMBO-SPITTLE series.