Artist Statement
My work unpacks tensions between the historical and the autobiographical, and participates in the confluence of the two. With a focus on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, I experiment with components of identity formation to realize how people and places become who and what we are.

Bio
Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has written for Mosaic Literary Magazine, Lambda Literary, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum's journal The Archive, among others, and read or performed at The Poetry Project, Artists Space, and Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. He is a 2017-2018 Queer|Art Fellow with Mentor Che Gossett.

 Reading at the Q ueer B-Cademy Festival  in Hamburg, Germany, February 2018

Reading at the Queer B-Cademy Festival in Hamburg, Germany, February 2018