Hans Kuzmich, Research Fellow

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Hans Kuzmich, Research Fellow

Hans Kuzmich is an interdisciplinary artist and Ph.D. student in the Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work is concerned with developing abolitionist representational strategies that address gender normativity as a product and producer of the prison industrial complex, and racialized anti-trans/queer violence as its expression. Kuzmich received a BFA in Art from the Cooper Union in 2005 and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study program in 2009–10. Since completing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, Kuzmich has lectured at the California Institute of the Arts and worked in the film industry as a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. His work has been exhibited in art spaces, film festivals, and community centers internationally, and his writing has been published in: Art Journal; Theory, Culture & Society; the Abolitionist; and Native Strategies.