Jaimie Warren was born in 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin; she lives and works in New York. Warren’s photography and performance practice is deeply connected to her work with Whoop Dee Doo, a traveling variety show produced in collaboration with other artists and children.
Having developed projects with hundreds of people over the years, Warren is as interested in the development of a meaningful—and fun—community as she is in her solo practice. A self-proclaimed “believer in odd characters,” Warren makes self-portraits in which she portrays personalities like Yoda, Boy George, and Freddy Krueger, to name just a few of the roles she has played since her teenage years.
A look at this week's art news, including Mark Bradford's collaboration with a nonprofit in Venice, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Durham to London.
The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project.