Artist Decoded: Inside the Mind of Award-Winning Magician Derek DelGaudio

Artist Decoded is a weekly podcast series created by emerging creative director and photographer Yoshino.

Derek DelGaudio is a writer, performance artist, and two-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winning magician. He wrote and starred in the show, Nothing To Hide. He was selected to be the Artist in Residence for Walt Disney Imagineering. Derek co-founded, along with Glenn Kaino, the performance-art collective, A.BANDIT. He has staged works at LA><ART, Art L.A. Contemporary, SoHo House Hollywood, Art Basel Miami, and The Kitchen in New York City, as well as, site-specific performances for Grand Arts, The Ball of Artists and LACMA.

Glenn Kaino is a conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. In 2012 he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to represent the country in the 13th International Cairo Biennale, and he has had additional solo exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Grand Arts, The Modern Ft. Worth, The Whitney Museum, MOCA San Diego, and REDCAT among others. He has also been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the 12th Lyon Biennial, Whitney Biennial, Performa 09, and Prospect.3.

IN & OF ITSELF is a show constructed as a metaphoric labyrinth, filled with allegorical illusions, and centered around a single paradoxical truth. The show, now in it's 3rd extension, is currently running @ The Geffen Playhouse through August 7th. 

IN & OF ITSELF @ GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

Derek DelGaudio's Website

Glenn Kaino's Website