Thirza Cuthand | Whitney Biennial 2019

Thirza Cuthand (BMA, 2005) is one of the seventy-five artists selected for this year’s Whitney Biennial. On display until September 22, the Biennial brings together work by individuals and collectives in a broad array of mediums. Thirza is screening two films, 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99 (2015) and Just Dandy (2013) during the Biennial. You can view more of Thirza’s work on her Vimeo channel.

Film Screening Dates
September 20, 21

Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1978, and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, Queer identity and love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Her work has also exhibited at galleries including the Mendel in Saskatoon, The National Gallery in Ottawa, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

The Whitney Biennial is an unmissable event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in art today. Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley have been visiting artists over the past year in search of the most important and relevant work. Featuring seventy-five artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, the 2019 Biennial takes the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment. Introduced by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running exhibition in the country to chart the latest developments in American art.

Read more about the exhibition in a statement by the curators.