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Ryan McNamara

Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born 1979, Phoenix, AZ


A discussion of my artistic concerns is probably best done in person. If interested, please contact me at ryan@ryanmcnamara.com so we can schedule a conversation.

2002 B.F.A., Arizona State University

Selected Performances

2010 And Introducing Ryan McNamara, performed at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Hallways, performed at 100 Years of Performance, The Garage, Moscow, Russia

2010 Teach Ryan How to Dance, performed at Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

2010 Live on 5 Songs, performed at the Whitney Biennial, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2009 The Sacred Band of Thebes AKA In Memory of Robert Isabell AKA Any Fag Could Do That, performed at Performa 09, X Initiative, New York, NY

2009 I Thought It Was You, performed at HEAVEN, Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece


2010 This Is My Condition, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

2010 Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

2009 Stars! Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY


2010 ArtMatters Travel Grant

Year Awarded 2011
Category Artist
The Finale 10web.jpg Ryan McNamara, photo by Sabine Rogers
ANY FAG COULD DO THATweb.jpg Ryan McNamara, photo by Kevin Tachman
Portrait photo by David Velasco