about

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Joie Iacono is the New York-born, Berlin-based artist and DJ conjuring up a fantasy world with her unusual mixtapes. Her diverse background in music, art and fashion has allowed her to work with some of the world’s most luminary talents. During her early days studying at School of Visual Arts, Joie assisted Patricia Field on the HBO series Sex and the City, while exhibiting artworks inspired by the debauched nights of pre-September 11th New York. Iacono went on to mentor with legendary photographer David Armstrong and debuted her first solo exhibition ‘To Drown A Rose’ in New York’s Chelsea Gallery District to great acclaim in 2003. After finding a home in NYC’s underground club scene, she spent nearly ten years residing as the door girl of the legendary club APT which earned her the title “Door Goddess of New York” from The New York Times. Joie’s background in subculture and high art collided when she began working as Art Advisor for longtime collaborator Anohni/Antony and the Johnsons from 2007 until 2011. Beyond creating album art, stage concepts and making her directorial debut with the “Crazy in Love” music video, Joie collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. Most recently, she has rejoined creative partner Andy Butler on an audio/visual project named Hoarder which has already seen the pair directing music videos and producing experimental industrial records. Joie has also realised some disco-based productions with Butler under the moniker Cazzo Pazzo. The project, which takes its name from the notorious monthly party in downtown New York conceived by the pair, has already seen remixes for the likes of disco legend Amanda Lear, amongst others.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Joie Iacono

Born on New Years Eve in New York, USA. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

EDUCATION

1999-2003 School of Visual Arts, New York, BA (Hons) Photography

Special Honors: ‘Mentors Program’ mentorship with David Armstrong

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Rudý Gentleman Odchází Po Vodě a ďábel Nosí Pádla, (Sound Installation) Collaboration with Jakub Matuška, DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 Exhibiton J.O.I.E.: Cedrix Crespel & Joie Iacono, AD Galerie, Montpellier, France

2004 Joie Iacono: To Drown A Rose, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts, Santorini, Greece.

2014 The Dark, Middlesbrough, UK.

2011 Phnom Penh Photo Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2009 Espace N De La Zone Ondulée, Martin Van Blerk Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

2007 Hollyween, The World Of Wonder Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.

2007 Frock’N’Roll, Local Project Gallery, Long Island City, NY.

2005 Opening, Red Humor Salon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2003 Holiday, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY.

2003 Hearth and Plow, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.

2003 NADA Art Fair, Miami, Fl.

2003 Now Playing, D’Amello Terras Gallery, New York, NY.

2003 Mentors, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Photography for the People – Photography For Us, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY.

2001 Progress, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.

2001 Annual Photography Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, NY.

2000 Mixed Media International, Roundabout Gallery, NY.

1999 Annual Photography Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, NY.

ALBUM ART

2016 Soren Birke Project, ‘INLUK’ Album, CD

2013 Our Future ‘Perennial Construct’ Album, 12” Vinyl & CD

2011 Burial Hex ‘Book of Delusion’ Album, 12” Vinyl & CD-

2010 Antony & the Johnsons ‘Swanlights’ Album, 12” Vinyl & CD.

2009 Antony & the Johnsons – ‘Epilepsy is Dancing’ Single, 7” Vinyl & CD.

2009 Antony & the Johnsons – ‘The Crying Light’ Album, 12” Vinyl & CD.

2009 Antony & the Johnsons – ‘Aeon/Crazy in Love’ Single, 7” Vinyl & CD.

2008 Antony & the Johnsons – ‘Another World’ Album, 12” Vinyl & CD.

VIDEO DIRECTION

2018 Hercules & Love Affair – ‘Are You Still Certain?’ Music Video

2017 Hercules & Love Affair – ‘My Curse And Cure’ Music Video

2009 Antony & the Johnsons – ‘Crazy In Love Music’ Music Video

2008 ‘Feminine’ for www.antonyandthejohnsons.com

EDITING

2010 Antony & the Johnsons ‘Swanlights’ Book, Abrams Publishing.

CURATORIAL ASSISTANCE

2010 It’s Not Only Rock’N’Roll Baby! (Art Advisor), Triennale Bovisa, Milan Italy.

2009 The Creek (Art Advisor), Accademia Albertina Di Belle Arti di Torino, Turin, Italy.

2008 6 Eyes (Art Advisor), Agnès B. Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France.

2008 The Creek (Art Advisor), Isis Gallery, London, UK.

2008 It’s Not Only Rock’N’Roll Baby! (Art Advisor), Palais Des Beaux Arts (Bozar), Brussels, Belgium.

VIDEO EDITING

2017 Hercules & Love Affair – ‘My Curse And Cure’ Music Video

2016 ‘Johanna’ Video Loop, in collaboration with Anohni, William Basinski, & Colin Whitaker

2009 100 Years, MoMA/P.S. 1 – New York, New York.

2009 100 Years, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany.

MISCELLANEOUS 

2014 Antony & the Johnsons ’Turning’ Midnight Moments, Times Square Arts, NYC, USA.

2013 ‘La Room 710’ Installation, Au Vieux Panier, Marseille, France.

2011 ‘Mourning Glory’ feature, W Magazine, collaboration with Anohni & Max Vadukul

2007 Hercules & Love Affair ‘Blind’ Music Video

2006 Antony & the Johnsons ‘Turning’ in collaboration with Charles Atlas European Tour

2004 Antony & the Johnsons ‘Turning’ in collaboration with Charles Atlas at Saint Anne’s Warehouse, New York

PUBLICATION REFERENCES

Vogue Italia

W Magazine

i-D Magazine

The New York Times

The Guardian

Hercules Magazine
Nylon Magazine

EMI Records

Spektre Sunglasses

Schön Magazine

Groove Magazine

Zoetrope: All Story

Ego Magazine