Carrie Dashow is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of performance, video, visual arts, and social practice.
Dashow’s often participatory work ranging from community, historical, and municipal-based projects, examines the undercurrents of authority, subjectivity, and an indebted relationship to location. The resulting combinations of performance, video, books, structures, and songs involve the audience in a tactile, truer-than-true experience, providing the opportunity for re-negotiation.
Her participatory-style performances amongst diverse audiences reveal a momentary sense of community and possibility. Much of her work occurs in social and collective situations, on the street, in communities, galleries or classes.
Dashow’s other project, as included in her “Municipal Works” series, Yesiree the Public Notary, is an official New York State Notary and civic engager. Yesiree specializes in Oaths, Affirmations, and Acknowledgements, as well as more existential quandaries.
With an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Integrated Electronic Art and a BFA in New Genres (Performance and Video) from The San Francisco Art Institute.
Dashow has received support from city, state, federal, and private funding agencies, including New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller, Jerome Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, locally, in mines, public parks, campgrounds, camper vans, her living room, and the internet.