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Saint Piñero, Xaddy Addy, & Voxigma Lo: Drag Makeup & Polaroids

Join Us March 14th From 6-8:30pm.

March 14, 2024
6 - 8:30pm
TILT Institute For The Contemporary Image
Free & Open To The Public

Saint Piñero is a queer, Afro-indigenous photographer and curator based in South Brooklyn, New York. Their work is a meditation on memory, the queer archive, and transience. During their residency at TILT, Piñero will document drag shows in Philadelphia, building upon the archive they have amassed over the years. As an extension of their project, they invited New York based drag performers Xaddy Addy and Voxigma Lo to offer free makeup sessions and polaroid photos to commemorate the experience. The evening concludes with a brief performance by the multi-talented artists. Makeup will take place from 6-8pm, followed by a selection of performances.


Saint Piñero (they/them)

Saint Piñero is the co-founder of Film Diary NYC, a film festival for personal documentary and home movies. They curated an ongoing series of photo shows at the Millennium Film Workshop, where they are a member of the programming board. Piñero’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Artsy, FADER, and My Comrade. They completed artist residencies at Aquarium Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

Xaddy Addy (they/them)

Xaddy Addy is a gender-bending, Black, trans, non-binary, “Femme King” born and raised in Harlem, New York. They won season 2 of Takes The Cake, a drag competition hosted by The Cake Boys that highlights the artistry of drag kings. Xaddy’s performances blend the mediums of drag, burlesque, dance, theater, sideshow, and visual storytelling to create showstopping and thought-provoking work. Xaddy also hosts two open stage shows in New York, Open Bussy Stage at Pink Metal and Another One!: An Open Set at Purgatory. You can follow Xaddy on Instagram @xaddyaddy.

Voxigma Lo

Voxigma Lo is an artist working between and blending together writing, drag, photography, and videography. They are a New York native from Staten Island, currently living and working in Brooklyn. Voxigma uses drag to inform her photography, writing, and videography. Her work centers around self as means of recording happenings, but also documenting existence. Voxigma is the co-producer of two showcases at Purgatory, Sylvester, New York’s only recurring all Black drag show, and The One About, which dissects and discusses various themes and topics through a drag lens.

AIR Program

The AIR Program provides support to talented, self-directed, committed artists who are advancing contemporary photography by incorporating innovative approaches to making in their practice. Participants receive a stipend, access to high-end digital facilities/equipment, and the opportunity to share their work with the public via a planned activity of their choosing. Support for the AIR Program is made possible by the Joy of Giving Something Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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