(Currently on exhibit @ INTERNATIONAL OBJECTS in Brooklyn, NY)
photo by Oly Shannon
BOBBY ABATE  is a queer artist, filmmaker, and editor whose work has been showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Film Festival, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the San Francisco Cinematheque, and most recently at International Objects in NYC. Residencies include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Space on Governors Island (2023), Saltonstall in Ithaca, NY (2024), and the VCCA in Amherst, VA (2024). Bobby was also the recipient of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program in 2024 and the DVAA Artist Fellowship in 2023. They hold an MFA degree from Bard College. In their role as an editor, Bobby contributed to seasons 3 and 4 of the Queer docuseries "We're Here" on HBO, which recently received Peabody and Television Academy awards. Additionally, they created animations for 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 its accompanying 200-page guidebook were presented at the Whitney Museum, Participant INC., Miami MoCA. They were sold at Artbook at PS1 MoMA Queens and are now part of the permanent collection at the Fine Arts Library of Harvard University. 
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