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James Bantone

James Bantone

James Bantone (b. 1992, Geneva) currently lives and works in Zurich. His work constitutes an ongoing exploration of mimesis and mimetic desire (the non-linear processes by which people subconsciously imitate the desires and distastes of others) through uncanny reproductions of the coded subtleties of gesture as they pertain to gender, sexuality, and race.

Bantone—whose experience as a fashion photographer informs his continued experimentations with the aesthetic possibilities of image making—creates installations which toy with the poetics of anonymity, ulterior perspective(s), and subjectivity as a means of questioning contemporary markers of Black, queer identity.

Bantone has exhibited at Cordova, Barcelona, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Geneve, Swiss Institute, New York, Coalmine, Winterthur, Kunsthalle Fribourg and UV Estudios, Buenos Aires.

INSTALLATIONS VIEWS

James Bantone
Kiefer Hablitzel 20
Kunsthaus Langenthal
2021
James Bantone
He Said They Said
Coalmine Gallery
2020
James Bantone
LEMANIANA
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
2021
Mathilda Olmi

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