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Lauren Francescone
Lauren Francescone is a graphic designer based in New York City. She received an MFA from Yale University in 2011. Her work can be seen at
SOMA is an organization in Mexico City dedicated to cultural exchange and arts pedagogy. Kegels for Hegel performed as part of “Performative Incorporations: Extravaganza de films, telepatía, y poesía (infrarrealista)” at SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico. Organized by Mariana Botey, Amy Sara Carroll, and Ricardo Dominguez. July 17, 2013
Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños
Kegels for Hegel presented “La Envaginación del conocimiento: Un manifesto” (The Envagination of Knowledge: A Manifesto) at Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños in Oaxaca, Mexico during the “Conferencia de prensa : Bitácoras de un equívoco.” August 21, 2013. Documentation available at:
Estación Cero
Estación Cero es un espacio cultural-nómada que aparece, organiza, difunde y adapta actividades de relación creativa a su paso. Surge en 2009 en Oaxaca MX, con la finalidad de provocar acontecimientos de intercambio y resistencia.
Juan Carlos Tello Velasco
Juan Carlos Tello Velasco is a practicing architect at f304, an open office of individual and collaborative works. He is a recipient of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores grant, with which he produced the project “Arqueología Habitacional”) which includes the architectural renderings in “Thing.”
Mara Fortes
Mara Fortes is a Mexico City-based film scholar and curator. Her current work explores the intersection between technology, science, and the occult. Sometimes, she makes films. She co-concieved the 16mm footage in “Thing.”
Edgar Silva Chávez
Edgar Silva Chávez wakes up in the morning and works like a man. In the evening he sleeps like a baby. He is one of the two camerapeople who filmed the 16mm footage in “Thing.”
Manuel Becerril
Manuel Becerril, photographer and graduate of Centro (Mexico City), has a healthy obsession with light and space. He is one of the two camerapeople who filmed the 16mm footage in “Thing.”
kate-hers RHEE
kate-hers RHEE is a visual artist, cultural worker and co-founder of The Korean Studies Department in Berlin. She also makes her own kimtschi and schicke Möpse t-shirts.
Bitácoras de un equívoco
Kegels for Hegel participated in “Bitácoras de un equívoco” (Logbook of An Error), a suite of events held in part at Estación Cero. “Bitácoras de un equívoco” was curated by Julio Garcia Murillo and Eloisa Ojeda in Pueblo Nuevo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on August 24, 2013.
UCSD University Art Gallery
Kegels for Hegel performed “Fucking with Philosophers: A Performance with Jello Brains and Male Go-Go Dancers” at University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego. Part of the exhibition“ We'd love your company: A project with Ethan Breckenridge.” Curated by Michelle Y. Hyun. April 19, 2013.
Dykon Fagatron
Dykon Fagatron is a Queer Dance Party at Crocker Bar, Houston, TX. Kegels for Hegel performed there February 28, 2015.
Julia Barbosa Landois
Julia Barbosa Landois is an installation, performance, and video artist based in San Antonio, Texas. Landois is working on her latest solo exhibition at Sala Diaz while recording an album and planning next year's residency in Berlin.
Amy Sara Carroll
Amy Sara Carroll is the author of two collections of poetry SECESSION (Hyperbole Books, an imprint of San Diego State University Press, 2012) and FANNIE + FREDDIE/The Sentimentality of Post-9/11 Pornography (Fordham University Press, 2013) and one book of criticism REMEX: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era (The University of Texas Press, forthcoming). Since 2008, she also has been a member of the collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, coproducing the Transborder Immigrant Tool.
An Paenhuysen
An Paenhuysen works as a freelance curator, art critic and educator in Berlin.
La Missión
The Destroyer is a biannual publication of text, art, and public opinion. It was officially launched on 11.11.11. The editors write, “We believe in an infinite universe, not in limited real estate. We recognize all editors are biased, including ourselves. We created this publication to add our bias to the mix. We believe in the power of the Internet, and that the digital isn't inferior to the printed.”Kegels for Hegel contributed to the “Landscape/ Body” issue 4 curated by Andy Campbell, online January 2015.
La Missión
Named after San Francisco’s barrio, La Missión is a satirical utopian doomsday cult, a music label, a queer situationist art-gang, a magazine, and a group of dancers with a very dirty sense of humor. We release music on vinyl, publish DIY ‘zines, and make performance art, aiming to re-politicize genres of dance music that have been important to queer people of color. Kegels for Hegel’s essay was included in The Brown Corner: “Notes on Aztlán,” ‘zine 3, print and online late January 2015.
Luis-Manuel Garcia
Luis-Manuel Garcia is an Assistant Professor in Popular Music at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and adjunct researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Germany). Currently preparing his first book manuscript, entitled, Together Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor, his research focuses on urban electronic dance music scenes, with a particular focus on affect, intimacy, stranger-sociability, dance, embodiment, sexuality, creative industries, migration, and urban space.
Andy Campbell
Andy Campbell, Ph.D., is a Critic-In-Residence with the Core Program (Glassell/MFAH) and an independent critic, curator, and academic. His work has appeared in Artforum, Aperture, Art Lies, and Terremoto. More can be found at
Lauren Klotzman
Lauren Klotzman (b. 1987, Victoria TX) was trained in Studio Practices, Art History, Performance Studies and Poetics at Sarah Lawrence College, Naropa University, and Rhode Island School of Design. A former resident of Houston, Marfa, and New York, she presently lives and works in Austin TX.
Katie Anania
Katie Anania Katie Anania is an art historian, curator, and critic whose work has focused on shifting notions of intimacy and privacy since the Cold War. She is currently the Vivian L. Smith Curatorial Fellow at the Menil Collection and is completing her PhD in art history at the University of Texas at Austin.
Vaginal Davis
Vaginal Davis is the grande dame of intermedia arts and sciences. Her beat is galactica at
Rose G. Salseda
Rose G. Salseda is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Carolyn Chernoff
Carolyn Chernoff is a cultural worker and sociologist. The co-founder of Philly's Girls' DJ Collective, she has long been active in performance and punk rock and sits on the Board of the Leeway Foundation, which funds women and trans* artists working for social change.
Michelle Hyun
Michelle Hyun is a curator and researcher working with the conditions and interrelationships of publics, space, discourse, and pedagogy. Most recently, sheco-curated the Gwangju Biennale 20th anniversary exhibition, Sweet Dew- Since 1980 and was the 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow at theUniversityof California San Diego University Art Gallery; she is currently an assistant curator for the Shanghai Project.
Michelle Hyun
Michelle Hyun is a curator and researcher working with the conditions and interrelationships of publics, space, discourse, and pedagogy. Most recently, sheco-curated the Gwangju Biennale 20th anniversary exhibition, Sweet Dew- Since 1980 and was the 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow at theUniversityof California San Diego University Art Gallery; she is currently an assistant curator for the Shanghai Project.
Laura Letinsky
Laura Letinsky is a photographer, designer, and Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Photographers Gallery, London, and Denver Art Museum, CO.
William Mazzarella
William Mazzarella is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is currently writing a little book called The Mana of Mass Publicity.
Biz Vicious
Born of the unapologetic Houston DIY music scene where talent and showmanship reign and genre is an afterthought, Biz Vicious (Brian J. Eley) is a relentless amalgam with a presence like a force of nature under the control of a tempest with the ire of a mass murderer and the precision of a surgeon. Rapping with dichotic flippancy and fervor over aggressive and abrasive, yet insistently danceable instrumentals, Vicious makes it clear that nothing is untouchable and substance does not inherently preclude lightheartedness and good times.
Christiana Laragues
Christiana Laragues began (s)his artistic career as a child virtuoso in the classical piano-cum-circuit party. Laragues currently orchestrates design and material culture interventions between NYC, São Paulo, and Miami.
Keith E. McNeal
Keith E. McNeal is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. His first book, Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trindad and Tobago (2011), is a comparative historical ethnography of African and Hindu traditions of trance performance and spirit mediumship in the southern Caribbeann and his forthcoming book project, Sexing the Citizen in the Shadows of Globalization: Queer Dispatches from Trinidad and Tobago, is a person-centered ethnographic study of the politics of sexuality and citizenship in the Caribbean and beyond. McNeal is a 2015-6 Fellow of the Landes Memorial Research Fund.
Lily Hoang
Lily Hoang is the author of four books, including Changing, recipient of a PEN Open Books Award. She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Department Head.
Jillian Hernandez
Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D. is a dedicated voluptuary who earns a living working as an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She curates exhibitions, makes art, teaches art to fabulously unruly girls and young women of color in Miami, Florida, and bumps Nicki Minaj in the car with her mother and teenage daughter as they navigate hot and congested Miami streets to reach Cuban pastry shops.
Eloísa Mora Ojeda
Eloísa Mora Ojeda, artista y académica trabajando transdisciplinariamente en el campo del diseño. Vive y trabaja en la ciudad de México. / Eloísa Mora Ojeda is an artist and academic working transdisciplinarily, primarily in the field of design. Mora Ojeda lives and works in Mexico City.