Ále Campos is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer based in Hudson, NY. They create live and video performances through which they work to examine the containers of their own identity. They often implement drag as a tool for challenging and remimaging the boundaries of these containers. They collect material for these performances by mining through sites of childhood memory, family, their own Salvadorian heritage, popular music, as well as formative experiences of gender identity, sex and love. A common generative theme in their work lies in a queer sense of longing and belonging. Ále layers these fragments, which can manifest as text, audio, video, or sculpture, in performance along with their body in order to locate a non-binary perspective. Ále uses drag for its cathartic and fantastical qualities, particularly when charting personal narratives.

They also perform drag in the entertainment context, under the stage-name, Celeste. Here they tend to operate as community organizer and producer of events, with a desire and drive to create platforms for a variety queer performance. Much of their work consists of collaborative and group efforts. In the fall of 2020, they received a grant from the city of Hudson’s Tourism Board to actualize a queer-run, mobile pop-up stage capable of hosting and funding drag performances and hyper local artists and talents.

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Education 

2020-2022

MFA in Performance / School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012-2016

BA / Bennington College

Exhibitions / Performances

2020

"Por La Noche"  (as part of "De Por Vida"), Company Gallery, NY, NY

2020

Old Ways New Tools (SAIC Virtual Performance Showcase)

2020

PROJECT x PROJECT x PROJECT, Collar Works, Troy, NY

2019

Young Hudson Biennial, September Gallery, Hudson, NY 

2019

From Here, You'll Never Leave, L&B, Hudson, NY

2019

Family Reunion, Club Sourdough, Brooklyn, NY

2019

GRAND BUFFET GROUP SHOW, Babayaga, Hudson, NY

2018

ISSUE 2: DEVOTIONAL, The Church, Troy, NY

2017

IN THE MIDDLE OF, Rhinebeck, NY

Grants

2020

Project Hudson Tourism Board Grant for HI-BEAM Mobile Stage Project

Events/Happenings

12.13.19

ARENA: Noche Latinx, The Halfmoon, Hudson, NY 

Jan 2018-present

Queer Night of Performance (monthly happening), Lil Deb's Oasis, Hudson, NY

Contact Me

818.455.5989

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