(Currently on exhibit @ INTERNATIONAL OBJECTS in Brooklyn, NY)
photo by Oly Shannon
BOBBY ABATE  (Brooklyn, NY) is a Queer artist, filmmaker and editor. Bobby’s work has been featured at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Film Festival, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Cinematheque, and the ICA in London and most recently at International Objects in NYC. In 2023, Bobby was an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Space on Governor’s Island and was awarded the DVAA artist fellowship. Bobby holds an MFA degree from Bard College. As an editor, Bobby worked on seasons 3 and 4 of the Queer docuseries We're Here on HBO, which recently won Peabody and Television Academy awards in 2023, in addition to creating animations for the renowned drag performer Sasha Velour. In 2021, Bobby self-published The Outsider Tarot featuring 80 original artworks that reimagine the traditional Tarot in a modern, queer context. This deck and 200-page guidebook were presented at the Whitney Museum, Participant INC., and Miami MoCA, sold at Artbook in PS1 MoMA Queens, and are part of the permanent collection at the Fine Arts Library of Harvard University
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