Ava Wanbli(b.1989) is a Chicago based new media performance artist. She uses video,
performance, 3D scanning, Sculpture, and game engines to reconstruct dynamics of spectacle and intimacy through
eroticized mediation of the body. In ritualized actions, Ava addresses consumption and
the process of becoming through virtual body proxies and environments. In critique of voyueristic actions of fetishized bodies, she points towards her experience in hypersexual virtual landscapes as a transwoman. She is an alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department and currently lives
and works in Chicago. Gamache has exhibited work at Links Hall (Chicago, IL), Sullivan
Galleries, Zhou B Art Center, and ACRE Gallery (Chicago, IL); the Supernova Digital Animation
Festival in Denver, Colorado, MANA Contemporary New Media Artist-in-residence, and recently an upcoming resident of P11 Gallery Space in Chicago.
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