DisGender Euphoria: Nayland Blake’s First International Intergenerational Gender Discard Party

Join us for a special evening of performance, music, dance, and gender discard with Nayland Blake and friends.


Marvin Astorga
Nayland Blake
Nao Bustamante
Ron Athey
Robert Crouch
Jennifer Doyle
Jamillah James
Young Joon Kwak
Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Bradford Nordeen

Party games:

BYOB (Bring Your Own Baggage) SWAP: Bring a tote full of gendered personal items you want to discard to donate to the swap.

Makeover Station Discard one look for another. Get your make-up done and find some style tips.

Open Mic: Discard Stories Get up on stage and tell us something about the discard journey. It can be show-and-tell or just TELL.


Gender Reveal Party
Nao Bustamante, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and special guest

Come on the rollicking ride of Gender Reveal Party. Your gender will be revealed to you by Nao Bustamante as Conchita in collaboration with doula/hype-man, Cecilio Nazario. Conchita, an 8.5 month pregnant, fat-shaming Zumba instructor, will get you in shape for your gender reveal while zumbatistas, Liz Miller-Kovacs and a special guest join the workout. A baby is on the way; gender TBD.

Xina Xurner is an experimental music/performance collaboration between Marvin Astorga and Young Joon Kwak. Their cathartic performances combine DIY and power electronics, mutated vocals, and bad drag to expand ideas about queer and trans bodies. Their music combines a variety of genres (including happy hardcore, industrial, drone metal, and techno), in order to create sadical and sexperimental noise-diva-dance anthems that evoke a sense of transformation, rebirth, and renewal. Xina Xurner released their debut album DIE in 2012 and their follow-up, Queens of the Night, was released in April 2018. Xina Xurner will make you sweat.


Ron Athey
Robert Crouch
Jennifer Doyle
Jamillah James
Bradford Nordeen


2478 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039

DisGender Euphoria: Nayland Blake’s First International Intergenerational Gender Discard Party is presented in conjunction with No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake, on view from September 29, 2019 to January 26, 2020, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

The exhibition and related programs are made possible thanks to lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Generous support is provided by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Marieluise Hessel, Linda Janger, Matthew Marks Gallery, and Friends of Nayland Blake.

ICA LA is supported by its Curator’s Council, Fieldwork, and 1717 Collective.

Special thanks to Zebulon.


Start Date

January 26, 2020

End Date

January 26, 2020


08:00 PM - 11:59 PM


Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive Los Angeles, CA 90039

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