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DISRUPT the Fowler: Kayla Tange

December 16, 2021 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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Kayla Tange is an emerging Korean-American performance artist and sculptor whose works address such topics as sex work industry and adoption. Drawing on her childhood as an adoptee in a Japanese American household, and her experiences as an exotic dancer in Los Angeles, Tange transforms stories of shame into a symbolic and valuable medium, using collaboration, sexuality, and dark comedy to explore love, longing, catharsis, and impermanence. Join the Fowler and DISRUPT to welcome Tange and learn more about her work, including her drive to use it as a medium to break down cultural stereotypes and disrupt societal taboos. 

Kayla Tange is a Los Angeles-based artist born in South Korea and adopted by a Japanese American family. Her work has been performed or exhibited at Human Resources, Highways Performance Space, REDCAT, Torrance Art Museum, Performance Studies International, Melbourne, OUTFEST, and Asian Pacific Film Festival. 

DISRUPT the Fowler
DISRUPT is a student-run UCLA organization that aims to establish inclusive spaces and create opportunities for students of all backgrounds to engage in creative collaborations. The Fowler is honored to partner with DISRUPT to offer programs that break down barriers in the art world and promote innovative ideation through inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Image credit: Defining Boundaries, 2018, performance for camera; milk paint, acrylic. Kayla Tange photographed by Luka Fisher.  

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