Recurring Event

The Counter/Self

February 29 - June 1, 2024


Navigating the complexities of selfhood, agency, and representation, The Counter/Self brings together a group of artists who create and embody imaginative alter egos to examine, perform and subvert identity constructs and politics. Through the use of make-up and elaborate costumes, 2Fik, Adriana Chavez, Helio Eudoro, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Meryl McMaster, Sasha Shevchenko, Adrian Stimson, Stacey Tyrell, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Jamie Griffiths transform their own appearance and stage layered photographic, video, mixed media, and sculptural scenes that destabilize viewers’ presumed realities and points of reference to expose prejudices with regards to gender, race, ethnicity, and nationhood.

The circulation of this exhibition is organized by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Canada. Support comes from the Nevada Arts Council, the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, and the College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment Fund.

Thursday, April 18

More dates through May 31, 2024

Lilley Museum University Foundation Arts Building