SHAYOK MISHA CHOWDHURY and KAMERON NEAL are a Brooklyn-based team bringing video and performance into intimate dialogue. Their multimedia performance memoir, MukhAgni, was developed and presented under the auspices of Ars Nova’s Makers Lab, where they were 2018-2019 Resident Artists. Together, they have also created and shown work at New Orleans Film Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Detroit Art Week, Digital Graffiti, Deep Water Literary Festival, Soho Rep, Joe’s Pub, Vox Populi, the Vineyard Arts Project, the CATWALK Institute, and the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College.
KAMERON is a queer Black video artist, designer, and performance-maker. He is a 2019-2020 CultureHub NYC Resident Artist. His video self-portrait Liquid Love was awarded Best of Show at Digital Graffiti Festival 2017. As a 2018 artist-in-residence at Digital Graffiti, Kameron developed his diptych Groundwater Vol. I & II (text and sound by Misha), which was also featured in the New Orleans Film Festival. Groundwater Vol. 3 is currently featured in Straight Through the Wall 2019. Kameron’s newest piece Kale Salad, commissioned by Ars Nova, was the centerpiece of his recent solo exhibition HotHouse at Detroit Art Week. His video work was featured in Rufus Wainwright's latest music video Sword of Damocles. Kameron has also developed and shown work at The Public Theater, Blue Balls Festival, LaMama, the Harlem Arts Festival, the Cube Art Project, Outlet, the Type Director's Club, Signature Theatre, and BAM. kameronneal.com
MISHA is a queer Bengali director, writer, and performance-maker. He is currently in residence at BRIC and The Drama League, and was a recent 2050 Directing Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a Resident Director at The Flea Theater. Recent and upcoming credits: How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia (Joe’s Pub and Ars Nova) with Laura Grill Jaye; SPEECH (BRIClab and Playwrights Horizons Theater School) with Scott R. Sheppard; Beast Thing (The Drama League and Williams College) with Aleshea Harris; rasgos asiaticos (Soho Rep & CalArts Center for New Performance) and Your Healing Is Killing Me (PlayMakers Rep) with Virginia Grise. Many of these works feature Kameron’s video design. Misha has also developed and shown work at HERE Arts Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New York Musical Festival, Barn Arts Collective, and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. A recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, Kundiman, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Workcenter, Misha’s poetry has been published in The Cincinnati Review, TriQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. He was featured on the Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns. Misha received his MFA in Directing from Columbia and has taught and directed at Stanford, Fordham, Syracuse, Brown, and Williams. shayokmishachowdhury.com