Cat Del Buono
artist / filmmaker
performance / public art
This interactive performance has been staged during the Chashama Gala in Times Square, Art Basel Miami Beach, STooPS Bed Stuy, Bronx Museum's Boogie on the Boulevard, and at Girls' Club Ft. Lauderdale. Visitors expecting a beauty consult are surprised by positive comments about their outer and inner beauty.Go to link
Curator for Art Connects. Multiple artworks for permanent exhibit at New Day, a domestic violence shelter.
Wheatpasted poster campaign in Miami commenting on breast enhancement surgery with the hastag #NoSurgery.Go to link
This flashmob was part of the Vanity Unfair project. Performed in Miami Beach and at the MET in New York, the project comments on the absurdity of plastic surgery.Go to link
Interactive installation. This exhibit invites viewers to be participants by choosing a balloon “breast size” and large candy lips to enhance their looks. The project targets the absurd practice of plastic surgery while commenting on conformity and the role of women in society.
Collaborating with Gina Margillo, this performance was part of the Art@O opening exhibit in Miami. The Milk Goddess, equipped with breast pump, offered shots of "milk" to viewers while balloons that filled the gallery space were popped.
A collaboration with Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares. In this performance for Pool Art Fair, we continuously inflate balloons to fill a space and then pop them all in front of viewers. The action is a commentary on breast augmentation.
A living room scene was placed on an unattractive corner in Brooklyn to add an element of comfort and calm to this busy neighborhood. Neighbors and passers-by were invited to stop, relax, and join me in the living room for a while where we chatted, ate cookies, and read magazines. Time-lapse photography was used to document the event.Go to link
During a residency in Miami Beach, visitors were invited to have their "symmetry portrait" done for free. This facial symmetry study aims to trigger thoughts about how beauty is defined and how we look at ourselves. The double portraits are based on each half of persons face showing what one’s face would look like if it were exactly the same on both sides. (2005 to 2010)