Tyler Matthew Oyer

Tyler Matthew Oyer: Calling All Divas

In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance. 

Project Statement

Calling All Divas is an episodic exploration of actual and imagined queer ancestries. A performative conflation of multiple personas presents the complex possibilities and limits of identifying, indexing, archiving, and fantasizing inherited and desired radical, queer intergenerational linkages on the body and mind. 
—Tyler Matthew Oyer

Biography

Tyler Matthew Oyer (b. 1987, Pennsylvania) is an artist, performer, writer and organizer based in Los Angeles. Recent presentations include, Exploring the Nowannago with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, and Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; SOPPEN Performance Festival, Oslo, Norway; BOFFO Festival, Fire Island Pines, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; REDCAT, Los Angeles; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Bergen Kunstall, Bergen, Norway; and Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), along with a number of private collections.

In Real Life: Studio is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.

The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.