Art

Mlle Bourgeoise Noire

O'Grady's first public performance, remains the artist's best known work. The persona first appeared in 1980 under the Futurist dictum that art has the power to change the world and was in...

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Mlle Bourgeoise Noire

Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline

O'Grady's second performance, premiered at Just Above Midtown Gallery on October 31, 1980. In an unexpected turn of events, just one month after Mlle Bourgeoise Noire's invasion of the avant-garde gallery...

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Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline

Rivers, First Draft

A one-time only performance created by O'Grady for "Art Across the Park," curated by Gilbert Coker and Horace Brockington. It was performed in the Loch, a northern section of Central Park, on...

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Rivers, First Draft

The Black and White Show

An exhibition curated by O'Grady at the black-owned Kenkeleba Gallery on East 2nd Street, NYC, April 22 - May 22, 1983, was a conceptual art piece employing other artists' work to make its point...

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The Black and White Show

Art Is. . .

A joyful performance in Harlem's African-American Day Parade, September 1983, was, from the point of view of the work's connection with its audience, O'Grady's most immediately successful piece. Its impetus ...

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Art Is. . .

Persistent

project for Artpace, San Antonio, is her first video installation. With a generously funded residency, she was able to experiment and, as a "reactive artist," she chose to make herself open to the...

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Persistent