Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh, Still from The Open Door, 2016. Video, color, sound. 6:01 min. Courtesy the artists.

Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh

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Jade Gordon (b. 1975, Santa Rosa, California) works in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Gordon is a founding member of the Los Angeles collective My Barbarian, with Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade. She received her BA in theater, in 2008, and MA in applied theater, in 2011, from University of Southern California. My Barbarian has exhibited and performed at numerous institutions, including the New Museum, New York (2016); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2015); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2012); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011). The collective has also received awards from the United States Artists Fellowship (2018), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2013), Creative Capital Grant (2012), City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (2009), and Art Matters (2008). Gordon also collaborates with Megan Whitmarsh, and the two have performed and exhibited at Human Resources, Los Angeles (2017).

Megan Whitmarsh (b. 1972, Cambridge, Massachusetts) works in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Whitmarsh received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, in 1993, and MFA from University of New Orleans, in 1997. She also attended the Yale Summer School of Art in 1992. Her work has been exhibited at Human Resources, Los Angeles (2015); New Image Art, Los Angeles (2012, 2009); Museum of Design, Zurich (2011); Elaine Levy Project, Brussels (2011, 2006); Riverside Art Museum, California (2009); and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita (2006), among others. She has had residencies at The Watermill Center (2011) and Kling & Bang (2005).