Color photography of a person with a cigarette in his mouth.

Dynasty Handbag, Zebulon, Los Angeles, 2018 Photo: Indra Dunis

Jibz Cameron


8.3 2022


For more than 15 years, the celebrated American artist Jibz Cameron has travelled the world to present her multimedia performance work and alter ego Dynasty Handbag. Meet her in a discussion about queer fame, early influences and the struggle to survive as an artist in a global meltdown.

Jibz Cameron’s alter ego Dynasty Handbag has welcomed audiences in large art venues, dingy bars and mop closets. The New York Times pronounced her acclaimed performance work to be “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years”, and The New Yorker called it “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative”.

On Tuesday 8 March, Jibz Cameron will visit Moderna Museet for an intimate talk about performance art, early influences and the journey towards queer celebrity. Hear her tell us about her interdisciplinary practice and how to keep up the struggle as an artist in a global meltdown.

The talk is organised in association with the Department of Dance at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Jibz Cameron

Jibz Cameron has written and produced several performance works, video works and two albums with her own music. Her alter ego Dynasty Handbag has performed on art scenes such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, REDCAT, The Kitchen, BAM and Centre Pompidou.

In 2020, she received the Creative Capital Award, and she was a United States Artist Grantee in 2021.

Jibz Cameron also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a popular comedy and performance event held monthly in Los Angeles. Her film Weirdo Night, directed by Mariah Garnett (a film version of the live show) was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2021.

Jibz Cameron also participates in the performance work “A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (with costumes and no practice)”, which is featured in the exhibition “Every Ocean Hughes: Alive Time”.