Brian Getnick                       

CV 2021

Brian Getnick, born Utica, NY, 1976, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


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2004 MFA, Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1998, BA, Studio Art, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2021 HYPER EFFIGY, (solo show) General Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2021   (confirmed)  “AFTERMATH” Automata Theater, Los Angeles, CA

(anticipated) “AFTERMATH”, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

            (anticipated) “Prime Time”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2019   “Secret Joy” performance at Human Resources Los Angeles

“Stone Puppets” performative lecture at Drendl Architects, Vienna AT

“Poem for the community” Human Resources Los Angeles

2018   “Cowboy” in collaboration with Dorothy Dubrule, LAPP    

           “The Past”, Margarethe Drexel Studio, Los Angeles, CA

           “Punishment’s Place” Human Resources Los Angeles, CA

           “Assembly of the Punishment Place” Pieter PASD and POST gallery LA, CA

2017   “Artefacts of the Theater” Central Park Gallery and USC Irvine Graduate studios, LA, CA

“Nomadic Performance Project” Home LA, LA, CA

2016   “Moonchops”, solo show, Automata, Los Angeles, CA

           “Chorus”, Summer Camp, Los Angeles, CA

           “Chorus”, Driveway 327, Venice, CA

2015   “Choreography of the old Magician”, Boris R, Los Angeles, CA

           “A chain of memory thaws in the woods”, PAM, Los Angeles, CA

2014   “Music for Evidence”, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA

           “One Good Spell” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013   “The Pest Horse”, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

           “RGB”, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles CA

           “The Memories Themselves” KUNSTEN - Museum of Modern Art,Copenhagen, Denmark

           “Tell Me Not To Be Afraid”, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012   “Memories: The Memories Themselves, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA

           “Three Little Numbers”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA,

“Memories: the eel” Mountain Bar, Los Angeles, CA

“Memories, family shipwreck” Automata, Los Angeles CA

2011    “A Delight for Children and the Elderly”, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010    “Good Cop Bad Ass”, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA,

            “The Adored Young Man”, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

“I’ll teach you a lesson” Pieter PASD, LA, CA

2009    “The Gentlemen’s Gentlemen”, in collaboration with Noe Kidder, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE

2008    “Triumph of Goodness” Teatro Sociale, Trento, Italy

2007    “The Ballet” performance troupe performances at Mustache Mondays, Club 740, Wildness, The Standard Hollywood and more

Performance Employment

Member of the experimental theater group The Lost Privilege Company  with Tim Reid, Arne Gelten and director Asher Hartman 


Cbaret: What Not Speak Easy, LAXArt, West Hollywood, April 23, 2019

We Are the Artists, 18th Streets Arts Center, Santa Monica, November 10, 2018

Archive Fever: Lost Words, Buried Voices, Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall, USC Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI), LA, February 21, 2018

Ensemble performer in Grand Lady Dance House’s “The Subjugation” directed by Jennie Marie Tai Liu


Center for the Art of Performance Research Lab,Santa Monica, CA, 2018

LAX festival, Bootleg theater, LA, CA 2016

February 2014 - May 2016 solo performer in “Sorrow Swag”, created and directed by Ligia Lewis, Music by George Lewis Jr. aka Twin Shadow


April 7 & 9, 2016, Center National de Danse Paris (FR)

January 7-10, 2016, American Realness NYC (US)

August 6 & 8, 2015 8: tension Impulse Dance Festival (AT)

October 29, 2014 Human Resources Los Angeles, (US)

Performance curation

2014-present founder/director of PAM, a venue and residency for long form performance

2018  Marciano Art Foundation: Jmy James Kidd’s “Body Bags” within Olafur Eliasson's “Reality Projector”

Marciano Art Foundation: Maceo Paisley and Katie Malia’s “Line Steppers” within Albert Oehlen/Peppi Bottrop: “Line Packers”

2011-2017 founder, co-director with Tanya Rubbak of Native Strategies, the performance journal of LA

Awards and Honors

2019   Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship

2016   Nominated for Art Matters Grant

2015   Prix Jardin d’Europe, Impulstanz Austria, solo performance for Ligia Lewis’s “Sorrow Swag”

2008   Nominated for the 4th Annual Performance Prize, Galleria Civica, Trento Italy


Interview with Brainard Carey for Yale Radio

Interview with Will Rawls for Movement Research, Critical Correspondence

Interview with Ligia Lewis for Performance Now with Carol Cheh and John Tain, on KCHUNG Radio,

Article by Alicia Eler for KCET Los Angeles, Art Bound,

Interview with Leah Oates for New York Arts Magazine, "Leah Oates interviews Brian Getnick"

Interview with Alicia Eler for Hyperallergenic, "Printing the Performative Object",

Article by Megan Steinman for Another Righteous Transfer, "Fabricated Identities, Megan Steinman considers Narcissister and Brian Getnick"

Interview with Geoff Tuck for Notes on Looking, "Native Strategies and Notes on Looking: a conversation"