Dani Lamorte is a Pittsburgh-based artist working in performance, video, and photography. He has performed and shown work at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto), Studio Beluga (Montreal), and Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh). Dani's recent writing has been featured in Journal of Critical Library & Information Studies, Edge Effects, Sundog Lit, Smithsonian Collections Blog, and Cactus Heart. Since 2012, Dani has performed as 'Maria Denolt,' a self-titled art critic, lecturer, and 'lofty person.' Through guerrilla tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, short video tours of exhibitions, and a one-minute podcast series, Maria humorously mixes art fact with art fiction to level critiques of both museums and their detractors. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Arizona. Dani's first book of essays, tenatively titled Of Fakes is under contract with the University Press of Kentucky.
Kate Palmer Albers, "The photo is a wish encoded in an anxious object," Circulation | Exchange, 25 February 2022.
Jessica McKenzie, "C4C encourages writing, performing during One Minute Monologue workshop," The Pitt News, 14 February 2022.
Exhibitions, Performances & Publications
2022 Awful Love, Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA
2021 Art Hole Magazine, February 2021; London, UK
2020 Picturing 2020, University of Arizona Museum of Art; Tucson, AZ
2018 Five Minute Film Festival, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art; Tucson, AZ
2017 Monster Love, Queer Publics Symposium, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Urbana, IL
2016 Unsilencing Anatomies: If Your Body Could Talk, La Pilita Cultural Center; Tucson, AZ
2016 Institute for New Feeling's Felt Book Screening, Human Resources; Los Angeles, CA
2015 Outside the White Cube, Public Screening (multiple sites); Manila, Philippines
2014 Pittsburgh TransPride Showcase, Cattivo Sotto; Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Translations (by Jennifer Myers), New Hazlett Theatre; Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Sidewalk Screenings, Whippersnapper Gallery; Toronto, ON
2013 Song for Pittsburgh (by Jennifer Myers), Buhl Community Park; Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Carnegie Mellon University Film Festival, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Trans-Q Live!, Andy Warhol Museum; Pittsburgh, PA
2013 SPRUNG, Andy Warhol Museum; Pittsburgh, PA
2013 14k Filth, 6119; Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Ignition 5: ART-astrophe, Shot Tower Gallery; Columbus, OH
2012 Drift By Drag, The Drift, Pittsburgh Regatta; Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Locate Me / Repérez-moi, Studio Beluga; Montréal, QC
2012 Trans-Q World Premier, 6119; Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Petite sacré, Galerie A.B.; Montréal, QC
2011 Two Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art; Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Neighbo(u)rhoods, Mattress Factory; Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Art All Night 2010, Pittsburgh Brewing Company; Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Oeno Peno, Future Tenant; Pittsburgh, PA
For a full CV, please contact me.