Photo credit: Aram Boghosian. "The Mothers" 2021 Boston.


BCA Studio Resident

A_Marcel (b. Riga, Latvia) is an emerging video and installation trans artist currently based in Boston. They received an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2018 and a BA in philosophy from Columbia University. Their MFA thesis was a play of text and image, a disorienting glitch of fact and fiction presented in a gestamtkunstwerk called Hot Dogs 24/7. Centered on the recursive “the personal is political,” Marcel’s studio practice seeks to articulate a theory of joy as embodied action. The plurality of registers in their work serves as a carnivalesque disruption of the fascist fiction of borders and a decolonizing of time. In a symbiotic fluorescent infusion of microbial SCOBYs and lo-fi costuming, Marcel queers the the domestic and the digital universe of avatars, gifs and dancing tube guys as a truth revealing means through which to interrogate the territories of production and reproduction of systemic oppressions. Marcel implicates us all within an absurd speculative wonderland — as both a site for political critique as well as refuge and healing.

BCA Studio Resident since 2022.