Jacolby Satterwhite was born in 1986 in Columbia, South Carolina; he lives and works in New York. Bringing together such practices as vogueing, 3D animation, and drawing, Satterwhite’s dreamlike videos explore his own body and queerness while also incorporating his mother’s identity, her schizophrenia, and the thousands of illustrations she made throughout his childhood.
Satterwhite started out as a painter but shifted his practice when he discovered new media. He often works in front of a green screen and is drawn to the virtual space because of its potential as a queer arena, but his performances also take place in public outdoor spaces.
Executive director and chief curator Tina Kukielski delivers a dispatch of Art21’s latest on-goings.
Five new films are featured in Art21’s winter 2020 programming season, starting with a new release available to watch today. New films will premiere bi-weekly on Wednesdays through April 1.