Artist Projects

My Barbarian

Visual Arts, 2012

My Barbarian

My Barbarian is a collective consisting of Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade, founded in 2000 in Los Angeles. My Barbarian has had solo exhibitions at Participant Inc. (New York), Museo El Eco (Mexico City) and the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). The group has presented performance works internationally and been included in the 2005 and 2007 Performa Biennials, the 2006 and 2008 California Biennials, the 2007 Montreal Biennial and the 2009 Baltic Triennial. In 2008, My Barbarian developed the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (PoLAAT), a performance methodology and set of collaborative workshop exercises that facilitates group-building, cultural exchange and political critique through imaginative reenactments.


Malik Gaines

Malik Gaines is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. Apart from My Barbarian, Gaines has written articles for arts publications and exhibition catalogues, and monograph ...
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Jade Gordon

Jade Gordon is a faculty member at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, ...
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Alexandro Segade

Alexandro Segade is an artist based in Los Angeles who, apart from his work with My Barbarian, has presented his own performances and videos at LAXART, REDCAT and Artist Curated Projects ...
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Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2014

    Major Exhibition
    My Barbarian presents The Mother and Other Plays in the Whitney Biennial