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"The show is trenchant, intelligent and funny."
-Mary Ann Johnson
"With Cats, Criminals & Comedians, Christine Ferrera Says Goodbye to Baltimore with a Ferociously Funny Journey Through Art History."
"Ferrera’s rigorous with her crafted style... but presents humor of greater nuance and bite."
Starbux Diary: My 10-year Journey to Caffeinated Enlightenment
The granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants who ran Cave of the Winds,
the legendary Chicago supper club that hosted touring vaudeville acts, Christine Ferrera creates work in performance, video and painting that explores the intersection of art and comedy. Occupying a unique place in the span of feminist art, her intimate stories begin with a familiar experience and gradually veer into liminal and unpredictable terrain, revealing their emotional core.
Ferrera's work has been presented at festivals internationally and centers around themes of feminism, capitalism, existential anxiety, and self-sabotage. She has appeared on NPR's The Story and The Signal and was a featured solo performer in the 2014 Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Ferrera has received many awards, including a 2007 artist residency at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Award, a 2019 Creativity Grant and a 2020 Emergency Relief Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She lives and works and eats and prays and loves in Chicago, USA.