Kalup Linzy | the artist

The artist Kalup Linzy
Born July 23 1977, Clermont, Florida, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New Nork, .

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Performance Art, Greater New York,

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In “Conversations Wit de Churen,” Linzy is doing to daytime soaps what John Waters did to his Baltimore childhood. Part Richard Pryor, part RuPaul, Linzy writes, directs, and stars (wigged, heeled, and often scantily clad) in this series of shorts that are tender and vulgar, hilarious and heartfelt…

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He cleverly exploits the dramatic television soap opera format for inspiration, creating farcical serials set within the urban environment that are laced with “shrewd home truths about race, class, sex, love, family and stereotyping.”

The Pursuit of Gay (Happyness)

Works in the MOMA collection

Kalup Linzy: If it Don’t Fit is the first museum survey of the artist’s work, and includes over twenty videos made over the last seven years, a drawing suite and a one-night acoustic performance. From his original take on the soap opera and sketch comedy genres to his music videos and filmic shorts, this compilation tracks the artist’s clever and complex approach to questions or race, gender, class, sexuality and national identity.

Artist’s website