Nao Bustamante

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Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance art pioneer originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation, video art, pop music and experimental rips in time. Bustamante's work has been presented, among other sites at, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and the KiasmaMuseum of Helsinki. She has performed in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites throughout Asia, North Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and of course the United States. Her collaborations include working with such luminaries as Coco Fusco and Osseus Labrint. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship. Currently she is living in Troy, New York and holds the position as Assistant Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.