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BOLT Residency

Mev Luna

Mev Luna, "This Skin Is a House," 2017, Video, 12:17 continuous loop; installation view (left) detail (right), Sullivan Galleries, Chicago. Documentation: Jesse Meredith, model: Shavana Green.
Mev Luna, "This Skin Is a House," 2017, Video, 12:17 continuous loop; installation view (left) detail (right), Sullivan Galleries, Chicago. Documentation: Jesse Meredith, model: Shavana Green.

MEV LUNA (b., 1988) ​is an interdisciplinary artist ​living and working in Chicago. ​​Drawing from autobiography, critical race theory, and corporate self-betterment training programs, Luna’s work engages history to underscore the fictions that hold power over contemporary experience and dominate speculative futures. 

They use video installation, lecture-performance, 3-D rendering, and writing to propose alternative ways of how we understand subjugated bodies. Luna's works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Oficina de Arte, México City; PRIZM Art Fair, Miami; ThreeWalls@Rational Park, Chicago; and Oliver Arts Center at California College of the Arts, Oakland. Luna's time-based works have screened at Artists' Television Access, San Francisco and MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival in New York, and their lecture performances have debuted at SFMoMA and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago.​ ​Luna has just been named a 2018 P.O.W.E.R. Project facilitator by the Chicago based Art Leaders of Color Network. 

 

Resident year: 
2018-2019
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident