Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Dec 16th 2019 to Dec 20th 2019 | Jan 6th 2020 to Jan 14th 2020
  • FROM : USA

Xandra Ibarra is Oakland-based performance artist from the US/Mexico border of El Paso/Juarez who sometimes works under the alias of La Chica Boom. Ibarra uses performance, video, and sculpture to address abjection and joy and the borders between proper and improper racial, gender, and queer subject. 

Ibarra’s work has been featured at El Museo de Arte Contemporañeo (Bogotá, Colombia), The Broad Museum (Los Angeles, USA), CITRU-Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Joe’s Pub (New York City) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), among other venues. Recent residencies include Marble House Project, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, National Performance Network, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She has been awarded the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Award in Film and Video, Art Matters Grant, NALAC Fund for the Arts, ReGen Artist Fund, the Franklin Furnace Performance and Variable Media Award, and the Queer Art Prize/HBO Award for Recent Work, “The Hook Up/Displacement/Barhopping/Drama Tour.” Recently, Ibarra and Nao Bustamante curated a year-long feminist performance art series entitled EN CUATRO PATAS at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles..