Alexandra Tatarsky

Alexandra Tatarsky makes work in the unfortunate in-between zone of comedy, poetry, dance-theater and deluded rant, sometimes with songs. Pieces often incorporate absurdist characters and improvised wordplay. A 2017-18 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, they have performed their own work and the work of others at La Mama, 83 Pitt, Maccarone, Picture Room, MoMa PS1, 47 Canal, Bronx Art Space, New Museum, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Museum, AUNTS, Segue, La Plaza Cultural, PSNY, Gibney, Gotham Comedy Club, and Judson Church. Chapbooks include Vacant Love (love letters for vacant lots) and Embrace the Tree (on pagan metal and neo-fascist fantasies). As the Shanzhai Lyric, they publish mini-compilations of bootleg t-shirt poems. Writings on hyper-capitalism, nonsense, and mimes are forthcoming in ArtReview Asia, Folder, and Garlands. A proud third generation East Villager, Tatarsky’s pet hamster is buried in the graveyard of St. Mark’s Church.

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