JOSHUA BYRON

lordjoshuabyron@gmail.com

they/them

 

EDUCATION

Cinema and Media Studies, Indiana University, 2017

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

You Were Hard 2 Find, The McCalla, Indiana University, Bloomington, US

 

2017

Does the Moon Have Friends?, Bloomington, US

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

UEL Laugh, Uel Zing, Bloomington, US

Petal Tears, Curated By Jen Byers, Los Angeles, US  

Art From the Margins, Curated by the IU Feminist Student Association With the Black Student Union, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, US

Indiana University Digital Art Open Studios, Bloomington, US

 

2017

Poets 4 Unity Reading, Boxcar Books, Bloomington, US

BINiT: YOU ART IS A LOAD OF S**T, Curated by Cowdinsky, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

Life Hack, Curated by Elliot Hewgill, South Harrow, UK

Store 2, Babycastles, Manhattan, US

Reading Rainbow Poetry Festival, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, US

2018

NB Carrie Bradshaw Release Party, Babycastles, Manhattan, US

The People's Elbow Release Party, Rebecca's, Brooklyn, US

In Strange Loops II: This Is Not a Sentence, Paoli, US

The Next Lit Fest, Denver, US

This Is Not a Sentence, Bloomington, US

Open Flame, Brooklyn, US

Open Flame, Brooklyn, US

2019

Slick the Mic, Brooklyn, US

Open Flame, Brooklyn, US

Sup Open Mic, Brooklyn, US

Sincere Hate Release Party, Babycastles, Manhattan, US

Sup Open Mic, Brooklyn, US

Open Flame Housing Works, Manhattan, US

Clouds and Other Louds Poetry Festival, Boston, US

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

NO BULLSHIT, The Fuller Projects, With Rose Harding, Bloomington, US

Parallels Film Festival, Ballantine Hall, With Nzingha Kendall, Bloomington, US

Look In My Eyes: Show Me Your Teeth, Rose’s Place, With Rose Harding, Bloomington, US

Not Quite Sprouts, The McCalla Field, With Rose Harding, Bloomington, US

Dark Parts, The McCalla, With Rose Harding, Bloomington, US

Being Kind, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

Call Me Back, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

Lilies + Ashes, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

Interrogating Beauty: Richard Fung’s Pure Sea/Queer Dirt, Indiana University, With Dr. Terri Francis, Bloomington, US

 

2017

yay friendship!, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

Love Isn’t _____, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

The Last One, The Dungeon, Bloomington, US

2018

Show N Tell, Bluestockings, Manhattan, US

Show N Tell, Textiles Studios IU, Bloomington, US

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

 

2015

Indiana University Spring Student Showcase, Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, US

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Indianapolis Museum of Art, US

Crimson Film Festival, Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, US

 

2016

Iris Film Festival, Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, US

ONION International Film and Screening Festival, The Velvet Union, Bloomington, US

Mini-Film Festival, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, US

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Indianapolis Museum Of Art, US

Crimson Film Festival, Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, US

2017

Idle Cosmopolitan Pop-Up, Bennington College, Bennington, US

Idle Cosmopolian, Plan 9 Video Emporium, Bloomington, US

Idle Cosmopolitan, Canterbury College, Kent, UK

Idle Cosmopolitan, A* Space, Sarah Lawrence College, US

2018

Idle Cosmopolitan, Cathead Press, US

Bloomington Pride Film Festival, Buskirk-Chumley, US

Idle Cosmopolitan, The Homo Hotel, Philadelphia, US

NG2BC Art Opening, New Haven, US

Idle Cosmopolitan & WOMXN Showing, URI Gender & Sexuality, Kingston, US

The Galloway Rooftop Film Festival, Brooklyn, US

Hot Gay Intel, Philadelphia, US

2019

Trans Monogamist Premiere Party, The Phluid Project, Manhattan, US

Hot Gay Intel, Philadelphia, US

Galloway Rooftop Film Festival, Brooklyn, US

Trans Monogamist Finale Party, Babycastles, US

 

PRESS

 

2016

Brooke McAfee, “IU Cinema to Present Film Festival”, Indiana Daily Student

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/01/iu-cinema-to-present-film-festival

 

Kordi Schild, “Young Artists Having a Pop Art Exhibition In Apartment”, Indiana Daily Student

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/05/young-artists-having-a-pop-art-exhibition-in-apartment

2017

Isabel Garcia, “Going Underground”, Rookie Mag

http://www.rookiemag.com/2017/03/going-underground/

Rose Harding, "This Must Be The Place", Temporary Art Review

http://temporaryartreview.com/this-must-be-the-place/

Milly Cai, Joshua Byron: Meditation On Queer Theory, Artesetics

https://artesetics.blogspot.com/2017/10/josh-byron-meditation-on-queer-theory.html?m=1

Jesse Pasternack, Have An "Idle Cosmopolitan" while you watch this fascinating webseries, IDS

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2017/10/have-an-idle-cosmopolitan-while-you-watch-this-fascinating-web-series

Anne Anderson, Give non-binary artists the credit they deserve, IDS

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2017/10/column-give-non-binary-artists-the-credit-they-deserve

Joshua Byron, Peach Mag

https://www.peachmgzn.com/josh-byron 

2018

Joanna Valente, Writer & Artist Joshua Byron On Being Nonbinary & Navigating the Dating World, Luna Luna Mag

http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/writer-artist-joshua-byron-on-being-nonbinary-navigating-the-dating-world

Ali Glembocki, Futurelit Volume 5: Joshua Byron

http://booklust.tumblr.com/post/172355876452/futurelit-vol-5-joshua-byron

Glo Worm Press, Idle Cosmopolitan

http://www.glowormpress.com/#/idle-cosmopolitian/

Adam Cecil, "Getting Seen and Feeling Good With Joshua Byron"

http://www.thingscreatedbypeople.com/zine/getting-seen-and-feeling-good-with-joshua-byron

Joanna Valente, 17 Amazing Books & Collections Of 2018

http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/17-best-books-amp-collections-of-2018?fbclid=IwAR1yXkMSh8eUnxTYoy5vDmCLWfQ9iVTTA_wnMLmZVbmvt4c3vnwzoiy9zAs

2019

Nate Vaccaro, Internet Heaven, interview with joshua byron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3czqRwEtqg

Lawrence Ferber, NewNowNext, Queer Sh*t To Watch This Week

http://www.newnownext.com/queer-shit-to-watch-june-21-2019-hedwig-the-bravest-knight-beyond-stonewall-a-bigger-splash/06/2019/

Ali Walker, The Advocate, Love Lives of Trans And Nonbinary New Yorkers Explored In New Series

https://www.advocate.com/media/2019/6/24/love-lives-trans-and-nonbinary-new-yorkers-explored-new-series

Savannah Camastro, Bushwick Daily, A New Trans Nonbinary Sitcom Shot in Bushwick Airs this Week

https://bushwickdaily.com/bushwick/categories/arts-and-culture/6145-a-new-trans-non-binary-sitcom-shot-in-bushwick-airs-this-week 

Joanna Valente, Luna Luna Magazine, 'Trans Monogamist' Is the New Webseries You Need to Watch

http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/trans-monogamist-is-the-new-web-series-you-need-to-watch

Milly Cai, Finding Time and Finding Emotions: Interview With Joshua Byron

millycai.com/tagged/interview

Bud Smith, Neutral Spaces, On Read: Texts Between Bud Smith and Joshua Byron

https://neutralspaces.co/onread/

CA Conrad, Entropy Mag, Trans Monogamist & Therapy After Conversion Therapy

https://entropymag.org/trans-monogamist-therapy-after-conversion-therapy/ 

Poetry Foundation, CA Conrad Interviews Joshua Byron of Trans Monogamist

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2019/08/ca-conrad-interviews-joshua-byron-of-trans-monogamist

Yes Poetry, An Interview With Joshua Byron & Chariot Birthday Wish On Queerness And Art

https://www.yespoetry.com/news/an-interview-with-joshua-byron-chariot-birthday-wish-on-queerness-and-art

Museum of You, One Zine With Joshua Byron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ZFvuU92KM 

WRITING

 

2016

On Internet Art, Indiana Daily Student

The Politics of Video Art, IDS

Nudity In Art Is Not Porn, IDS

DIY Politics and Ethics in Film, IDS

What Is Queer Film?, IDS

Nonbinary Artists and Capitalistic Intentions, IDS

Femme Feels, IDS

Talking Back, IDS

People Should Not Be Punished for Peeing While Trans, IDS

LGBT Beauty Norms Can Be Harmful, IDS

The Danger Of Dating Outside the Binary, IDS

You Can’t Leave Your Identity At the Door, IDS

How To Date Anarchists, IDS

Review: JOANNE by Lady Gaga, WIUX Blog

Curating: Queer Autobiographies, IU Cinema: A Place For Film

 

2017

Review: DIVIDE by Ed Sheeran, WIUX Blog

"air bend", & Thriving, Glo Worm Press

Casual Dating, Kindness and How Not To Be An Asshole When You Aren't Interested, The Body Is Not An Apology

Trans Monogamist: The First Date, Bushwick Daily

Trans Monogamist: The Hickey, Bushwick Daily

Trans Monogamist: Waiting For That Bad Thing To Happen, Bushwick Daily

"the diary", Water Soup #7, Water Soup Press

Trans Monogamist: What Scares Away Single Men

We Can't Be What We Don't See: Queer Utopias and Cynicism, The Body Is Not An Apology

2018

Me and My Polyamorous Pal, Bushwick Daily

Hello, New York, Bushwick Daily

Become Visible, Yes Poetry

Normal Guys Have the Upper Hand, Bushwick Daily

Single and Still Changing, Bushwick Daily

Neurotic Dope: The Glamor of Romantic Longing, Yes Poetry

Neurotic Dope: Between Love Stories, Yes, Poetry

Neurotic Dope: What Comes After Arrival, Yes, Poetry

2019

The Best Art Museums to Take An Artboy You'll Ghost In a Month, Awf Mag

 

BOOKS

 

2018

NB Carrie Bradshaw, Epigraph Magazine

Sincere Hate, self-published zine

PODCASTS

 

2017

Queer Food Groups, WIUX Blog, Six episodes

2020

The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw, upcoming


 

SELECTED VIDEO LIST

An * Denotes Videos Available On Youtube

 

2015

Queer Yet Godly, 3:15

Pedestrian, 6:10

Lonely Orbits, 9:10

Witch in the Orchard, 10:07

 

2016

Mountains 2 Climb, 5:18

Mercy, 13:15

Dear men, dear women, 7:35

I’m So Vain, 21:04

You Were Hard To Find, suite of ten videos

 

2017

WOMXN, 19:02

Series of 6 Vlogs On Youtube (unavailable)

i am a sad but hopeful creature, 5’46

Idle Cosmopolitan, 32'26" across 20 webisodes*

2019

Appearance in Sincere Hate, Directed by Emily Eckelberger

Trans Monogamist, with Alfredo Franco and Artless Media

Don't Worry, upcoming

RESIDENCIES + LECTURES

 

2017

Ko Projects, Slowly 10, Digital Curation Residency, "dull fangs"

Failure in Chrome, Digital Art Residency, "decaf coffee & artbois"

2018

WUU2?, digital drawing, "Indulgent Masochism: a class"

USBs

 

2016

You Were Hard 2 Find, suite of ten videos

2017

Idle Cosmopolitan

Born 1995, Indiana, USA

Currently based in Brooklyn, NY