Alcide Breaux

New Orleans, Louisiana

About Alcide Breaux

Alcide Breaux smiles with their hand on a large bunny head sculpture. They have short dark hair, light skin tone, are dressed in a dark jumpsuit, and sit in an assistive power wheelchair.

Alcide Breaux (b. 1996 New Orleans; lives and works in Amsterdam and New Orleans) is an interdisciplinary artist and bioethicist working across sculpture, performance, print, sound, video, and scientific research. They create work reflecting on inhabiting a pathologized body, and negotiating the fluid systems of biopolitical power that flow through and between private corporations, government agencies, and corporeal forms. In 2022, Breaux co-initiated the disability justice research program Crip The Curriculum at the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, NL). They have been nominated for and awarded artist residences by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Franconia Sculpture Park. Breaux has exhibited with WH22, documenta fifteen, Kassel (DE); CICA Museum, Gimpo (SK); Gallery Lock In, Brighton (UK); NAVEL, Los Angeles (US); The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (US), Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (US); and Carroll Gallery of Tulane University, New Orleans (US).

Program Participation

Early Art Practitioners Residency, 2019

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2024

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I embody the role of the trickster or the imp to subvert the violence I experience and witness on the world stage in order to expose the hypocrisy of our reality— in other words, subjects that are too painful to be dealt with directly must be turned on their heads. By combining aesthetics of violence with saccharine representations of innocence, I am able to make sense of the world around me.”