Kayla Tange

4/12, 4/13 8:00pm  | Kayla Tange, Performance Artist 

Kayla Tange was born in South Korea in 1982, and adopted at age six months by a Japanese American family residing in Lemoore, California. She moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and her love for photography slowly progressed into a conceptual performance practice where boundaries, sexuality and identity are recurring themes. Tange has had solo performances at Coagula Curatorial, Miami Art Basel, Highways Performance Space, New York Burlesque Festival and Asian Burlesque Extravaganza and performed alongside Ron Athey, Taylor Mac and Sheree Rose. She is the co-producer of Dear Mother (2017) —a short film about her Korean adoption and relationship to performance. Dear Mother has shown at the the Korean American Film Festival New York, Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, San Francisco Short Doc Fest and Boston Asian American Film Festival.