Stewart Uoo presents

It's Get Better IV

Shelley Hirsch
Ian Isiah
La'Fem Ladosha
Bailey Stiles
Nick Weiss


Performances & Screenings
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 7pm

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

$5 Entrance
Members Free, Guaranteed Entry

Artists Space is proud to host Stewart Uoo's It's Get Better for the third time. Initially debuting during the first iteration of Pride Goes Before a Fall in 2013, It's Get Better is a music, performance, screening and reading series organized and presented by Stewart Uoo.

It's Get Better IV is a celebration dedicated to Brenda Marquez McCool, who lost her life whilst dancing with her son at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and to all maternal figures who have supported the LGBTQ community.

With video contributions by:

Lars Petersen, Lise Petersen, Stephan Petersen
Adam Radakovich
Henry Satterwhite courtesy of Jacolby Satterwhite
Kyle and Tiffany Luu
DeSe Escobar
Roxy Farman
Marie Karlberg
Maggie Lee
Miwako Arawaka courtesy of Ei Arakawa
Lars Laumann
Margita Kalmár courtesy of Stefan Kalmár
Emily Sundblad
Grace Dunham
Ryan Trecartin
Bailey Stiles
Stewart Uoo
Shelley Hirsch


It's Get Better IV is one program in a series of evenings from

Pride Goes Before a Fall
     Beware of a Holy Whore
         Mise en Abyme


July 7 – July 26, 2016

For more information and a schedule of programs and list of protagonists click here

Shelley Hirsch (born June 9, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is a singer, performer and composer. She won a 1993 Prix Futura award.

Ian Isiah is a musician and stylist based in New York City.

La’Fem Ladosha is an artist, musician and DJ based in New York City, and is a member of the art collective House of Ladosha.

Bailey Stiles (born 1988 in Carthage, MO) is a performance artist and hair stylist based in New York City. She is a founding member of the performance collective Chez Deep.

Nick Weiss is one-half of Teengirl Fantasy, an ever-evolving electronic music duo. The group tours extensively worldwide and has performed at numerous art institutions such as MoMA PS1, MAD Museum, Cleveland Museum, New Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Brooklyn Museum, and Bergen Kunsthall. Currently, Weiss is collaborating with artist Jacolby Satterwhite on a visual album based around songs written and recorded by his mother Patricia.

Ei Arakawa (born 1977 in Fukushima, Japan) lives and works in New York. He did a performance called "Does This Soup Taste Ambivalent?" with his mother Miwako Arakawa and his older brother Tomoo Arakawa.

Grace Dunham (born 1992 in New York City) is a writer and activist. Grace's first chapbook of poems is available at thefool.us. Their current project, Support.fm, is a crowdfunding platform for queer and trans people in jail, prison, and detention.

DeSe Escobar (born September 26, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA) is an artist based in New York City.

Roxy Farman (born in Queens, NY) is an artist and musician based in New York City.

Stefan Kalmár is Executive Director & Curator at Artists Space.

Marie Karlberg (born in Sweden) is an artist based in New York City. She is a founder of M/L Artspace with fellow artist Lena Henke.

Lars Laumann (born 1975, Norway) is an artist and activist based in Behtlehem and Brønnøysund. Lars likes biking, patchwork and kayaking.

Maggie Lee is a Taiwanese-American artist from Westfield, NJ, living and working in New York City. She is known for her recent feature film Mommy (2012-2015) which has been screened at Anthology Film Archives, 356 Mission Ooga Booga, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Kyle Luu is an Asian-American artist and stylist based in New York City. Her work has been seen in Harpers Bazaar, V Magazine and L’Officiel.

Tiffany Luu is an Asian-American model, actress and artist based in New York City. She has been featured in Maxim magazine's Hot 100.

Lars Byrresen Petersen is a Danish-born journalist currently working as Digital Director at Visionaire Publishing in New York City.

Adam Radakovich (born September 23, 1985 in Steubenville, OH) is an artist and performer based in New York City. He is one of the founding members of the art collective House of Ladosha.

Jacolby Satterwhite (born 1986 in Columbia, SC) is an artist living in New York City. He is currently working on an album and several film projects commissioned by SFMOMA.

Emily Sundblad (born 1977 in Dalsjöfors, Sweden) lives and works in New York City. She is co-founder of Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, and is a singer and sometime actress.

Ryan Trecartin (born 1981 in Webster, TX) first came to prominence nearly a decade ago, and is widely known for his influential video and sculptural work. His highly inventive art has been a watershed for understanding the totalizing effects of technology and social media on subject formation and the mutability of language.


Stewart Uoo (born 1985 in Napa, CA) is an artist living and working in New York City. His work is currently on view in the exhibition Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.