About this Artist
Ian Andrew Askew is an artist working in performance, theater, and music. Their research is concerned with historical absurdities, manufactured scarcities, and contrary negritudes. Their project SLAMDANCE began in residency at Arts @ 29 Garden in 2019 and continued at The Performing Garage in 2021. SLAMDANCE TV, a video component, was commissioned and premiered by The Kitchen online in 2021. Other performances include A Story Project at Farkas Hall and love conjure/blues at American Repertory Theater. As a sound designer and musician collaborating with Camila Ortiz, they have created scores for film, live performance, public sculpture, gallery installation, and AR for artists including Christopher Myers, Kaneza Schaal, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Joie Lee, and Kamal Nassif. Their short essays and poetry have been published by Aperture and The PhotoBook Review, and featured in To Make Their Own Way in the World, published by Aperture and the Peabody Museum Press. As an associate director alongside Zack Winokur and American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), Ian has shown work at Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theater, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As an associate director and sound designer with Kaneza Schaal, they have presented work with Michigan Opera Theater and Performance Space New York.