AC Carter is a musician, multi-disciplinary artist, and curator working in music, performance, and visual arts from Birmingham, AL. AC’s work deals with gender identity, fluidity, and disruption. A 2020 University of Georgia MFA Fine Arts Graduate, AC makes music as Klypi, a queer pop artist, and runs Ad•verse, a musical festival in Athens, GA which underscores LGBTQ+ artists.  AC has made sculptural garments for of Montreal’s music video “No Plateau Phase/ No Careerism, No Corruption” and Jennifer Vanilla’s performance at MoMA PS1. They have been featured in publications such as WUSSY Mag, PASTE, New American Painting, and TomTom Magazine, and have performed/ shown work at galleries such as Zeitgeist, bitforms, Chinatown Soup, and ZieherSmith. They have been accepted into the Stove Works Residency in Chattanooga in November 2020, and the Wassaic Project Residency for 2022.

AC investigates ideas about love, gender deviancy, trauma and authenticity and challenges the idea that the individual is singular, rather than multiple in design. Identity is tied to the body both physically and virtually; it is a continuous site of construction and can be understood as both a building and a webpage. These ways of framing and re-framing showcase how identity is fluid, is anti-identity, is prescriptive, and reflects on how queerness can be a useful tool through deliberate disassociation and anarchic-assembly to confront notions of discrimination against queer identities across the spectrum.
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