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Jynx Prado: Intimidating Intimacy

Jynx Prado, Intimidating Intimacy, 2021 (detail). Courtesy of the artist.

Intimidating Intimacy

Jynx Prado

March 5 – June 12, 2022

Opening Reception: Sat. March 5 from 7 – 10pm

Intimidating Intimacy is a recreated documentation of a video performance from a year prior, represented in a multimedia installation. With a reflection of time, the work on exhibition revisits the past performance with a deeper understanding of body, mind, and self-worth as a queer individual. The objects manifest as three-dimensional stills of performative action through a broad range of materials. They recontextualize Jynx’s intimidating, intimate moments with past partners as a love letter to themself.  


Jynx Prado was born and currently based in Los Angeles.  They graduated with a BFA in Art from California State University Dominguez Hills and an MFA in Art+Social Practice from OTIS College of Art and Design. Their work critiques and questions the natural and artificial elements within cultures, nature, and human existence – the coexistence of them through an interdisciplinary practice with found objects, fabrics, and their body. Through humor, irony and iconography Prado describes their environment and social life as a queer Mexi-Salvi American. Their work has been exhibited at VAMA Gallery Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum, Bucareli 80 Mexico City, D2 Gallery, Museum of Latin American Art, and MM Gallery Los Angeles.  They have done performances for the 57th Edition of the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, el Segundo Museum of Art, Grand Central Art Center, and OTIS College.