With a major work in the Whitney Biennial and a slew of other engagements throughout the country, it seems rather certain that artist Brendan Fernandes is having a bit of a moment. What's less certain is which artistic categories Fernandes subscribes to. A former dancer, the Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent now works with installation, video, sculpture, and... you guessed it, dance, to consistently challenge conventions and question the complextities of identity.
An Interview with Brendan Fernandes, the Whitney Biennial Artist Who Uses Ballet to Channel BDSM and Queer Culture
Colleen Hochberger, Artspace, June 28, 2019