David Kagan is a multimedia performance artist who uses pop cultural formats to explore issues of identity and iconography. He is the recipient of a 2011 Art Matters grant funding a collaborative musical project in Ghana. Kagan received his MFA from the Hunter College Department of Art and holds a BFA in film production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In graduate school, he participated in invitational workshops with Shirin Neshat and Paul Pfeiffer, and was awarded the Graf Travel Grant to develop his thesis in Los Angeles. In 2010, Kagan’s work was selected by curator Susanne Ghez for inclusion in New Insight at Art Chicago, a national showcase of emerging MFA talent. His work was also featured in the 2011 North American Graduate Art Survey at the Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. Group exhibitions include Chashama Gallery, New York; Crane Arts Center, Philadephia; The Project Space at The Royal College of Art, London; Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY; and Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY. Selected film screenings include Art Video International Film Festival 2011, Cannes, France; Galerie Ré, Marrakech, Morocco; Softbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; LESGAICINEMAD: 13th International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Madrid, Spain; NewFest 2007: The 19th New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, New York; Mix NYC 19th Annual Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, New York; and Anthology Film Archives, New York. Kagan lives and works in New York City.


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