Dynasty Handbag

Jibz Cameron (Co-creator, Writer, Performer)

The peerlessly subversive, wacky, dark, and dystopian Dynasty Handbag—alter ego of performer, visual artist, actor, and writer Jibz Cameron—quite literally bites the hand that feeds her; she often parodies queer liberals and the institutions they support, as well as herself. Playing multiple characters who usually end up breaking down, slipping into alcoholism, or otherwise doing the wrong things, she “combats the terror of being alive,” as she’s previously written, by failing spectacularly. Cameron’s work as Dynasty Handbag has spanned over 20 years and has been presented at arts venues such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad Museum, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, BAM, and the Centre Pompidou, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. Cameron is a 2022 Guggenheim fellow, a 2021 United States Artist Award recipient and a 2020 Creative Capital Grant awardee. She produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles and New York. Her film Weirdo Night is an official 2020 Sundance Film Festival selection.