Performance artist Travis Alabanza presents BURGERZ, an exploration of how the trans body is received, examined and dissected in public.
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre-maker. In 2016/17 they became the youngest recipient of the artist-in-residence at the Tate workshop programme, starred in Scottee's theatre production Putting Words in your Mouth at the Roundhouse and the Royal Exchange adaptation of Derek Jarman's Jubilee, performed in venues such as V&A, Tate, ICA, the Roundhouse and Barbican - and had their work featured in The Guardian, BBC, Huck Magazine and more. Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has become a staple of the London queer scene and further afield. Giving talks and performances at over 40 UK universities, ranging from the RCA, Central St Martin's, Oxford and Cambridge University, and institutions abroad such as Harvard, Brown University and Austin, Texas. Their debut poetry book Before I step Outside (you love me) released in 2017 has been shipped to over 19 countries worldwide and listed as one of the top trans literary books of 2017. With this book they also have toured Europe and the United States, performing and reading it to over 200 venues and countless audiences, including Harvard University, Brighton Art Festival, Macedonia Pride and more.