Photo by May Beattie, Catwalk Art Residency

Photo by May Beattie, Catwalk Art Residency

Based in Queens, New York, Kiera Bono holds a B.A. in Philosophy and The Arts from The New School and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. They are currently working toward a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY and serving as Managing Editor of The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Their movement, sound, and curation typically live in the ephemeral spaces of everyday life, but they have also been presented at venues including New Women Space, The Owl Music Parlor, Green Space, Silent Barn, Triskelion Arts, and Gowanus Loft. They have also had the pleasure of performing in the work of Zoey Hart, Ella Dawn W-S/dancews, and Melissa West as well as collaborating with Melisande Echanique, Laura Farrell, Alex Enzo Hope, Eset Johnson, and Angelina Marriott.

An artist-in-residence at the Catwalk Institute (May 2017; June/July 2018) and the Old Furnace Artist Residency (July 2018), Bono is working on an ongoing interdisciplinary project called Assimilationist Agita, which explores food, illness, queerness, and diaspora through the lens of admission processes. Their practice involves consulting bodily archives of subject/object interaction, companion planting, and what Avery Gordon calls being "haunted in the name of a will to heal."