Bradley Wester

March 22, 2018

MoMA Reading: Performing Difference: Gender in the 1980s Downtown Scene, a symposium

A moving experience and honor to help get a screening of the Diane Torr documentary MAN FOR A DAY at The Museum of Modern Art, and then to read a piece from my book-in-progress (at MoMA!) about Club 57, the early 80’s in NYC, a near death experience, and Diane’s and my early collaboration at St. Marks Danspace in 1982. It was the first part of the day-long above mentioned event/symposium, in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition, “Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983.” Thank you, MoMA curators Ron Magliozzi and Sophie Cavoulacos.

June 23, 2017

Light up Your face, that we may be rescued

An honor to have worked on this final realization of a collaboration with eminent composer Eve Beglarian: Light up Your face, that we may be rescued. In Memory of slain James Craig Anderson and slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. My contribution appears in the last two minutes in this under five-minute piece—the color pixel video of Evers’ home, site of his murder. (With technical expertise from Bruce Tovsky. Additional video by Matt Petty.) Eve and I presented the first version of this collaboration in 2013, live on stage, for The Day Before: November 21, 1963, a special evening presented by Symphony Space in New York City of works by over 60 Hermitage Artist Retreat fellows. The event was conceived and produced by Symphony Space’s artistic director Laura Kaminsky and Hermitage Artist Retreat.

July 7–August 13, 2017

Night Fever at Future Tenant, Pittsburgh PA

Group show curated by Emily Colucci

July 1, 2017

DISCOurse #3: Velvet Rope at Yellow Peril Gallery

Solo exhibtion of the third installment of DISCOurse.

June 1–4, 2017

The NonfictioNOW Conference

Attending the NonfictioNOW 2017 conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

February 26, 2016

Visiting Artist, Tulane University

Studio visit-critiques with Tulane’s Newcomb Studio Art MFA Graduate Students; New Orleans

February 12-March 14, 2015

DISCOurse, Part 2 – at Pavel Zoubok Gallery NYC

First solo exhibition with the singular Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. This will be Part 2 of the project, DISCOurse: “DISCOurse imagines, in the here and now, a (queer) utopian futurity that is diverse, optimistic, joyous and fun—it puts the disco back into critical discourse.”

December 3-8, 2015


I am included this year in the group exhibition ART IS HOPE which will be held during the celebrations for AIDES’—Europe’s leading NGO in the fight against Aids—30th anniversary from December 3 – 8 in the new premises of PIASA Group (one of the main Parisian auctioneer with Sotheby’s and Christie’s) situated in Paris’ golden triangle next to the Elysées Palace and the Hôtel Bristol, Paris 8. Catalogue will be available.

April 24-June 1, 2014

Bradley Wester: DISCOurse, Part 1

First Solo Exhibition with Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence RI

March 31-April 1, 2014

Visiting Artist, University of South Florida

Graduate Fine Artists and Advance Painting critiques, and lecture.