Lorenzo Triburgo is a Brooklyn-based artist employing performance, photography, video, and audio to elevate transqueer subjectivity and cast a critical lens on notions of the “natural.” 

"Venus" and "Mars" are part of the series, Shimmer Shimmer. After 10 years of transgender “hormone therapy,” I stopped taking testosterone as an exploration of my body as a site of literal and metaphorical gender abolition. My body and its metamorphoses towards gender ambiguity became source material for Shimmer Shimmer, an ongoing series of figurative and nonrepresentational photographs created in collaboration with my partner Sarah Van Dyck. The figurative images feature my glitter-adorned nude form in familiar, gendered, art historical poses, photographed on location at the historically gay section of the at the People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park in Queens, New York, now a haven during the summer months for NYC queers.

Lorenzo was a 2019 Workspace Resident at Baxter St/CCNY and an AIM Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2020. Permanent collections include the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL) and Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR). Select exhibition venues include Bruce Silverstein, NYC; Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland; Dutch Trading Post, Nagasaki, Japan; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Magazzini del Sale, Siena, Italy; and Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands as a winner of the international Pride Photo Award. Triburgo is a full-time Instructor at Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts online campus who teaches critical theory, photography, and gender studies with a focus on expanding liberatory learning practices in online environments. Triburgo features "Venus" and "Mars" from their series "Shimmer Shimmer."