jos mckain/Curriculum Vitae

Born 1984 Wichita Kansas USA

Lives/work Los Angeles and Berlin



BFA in Film Studies with Minor in Dance from Chapman University

AA in Choreography from Los Angeles City College


Selected Choreographies / Exhbitions

2016  Actually Huizenga Soppen Oslo, Norway

MegaNET Rogaland Kunstsenter Stavanger, Norway

Derivitives & Futures w/ Ruth Angel Edwards/Genevieve Belleveau Human Resources LA, CA

Royal Academy London, UK

Meganet The Satellite Los Angeles, CA

l’apres-midi d’un faune Los Angeles, CA

The Spectrum Brooklyn NY

Kunst-Hoff San Francisco, CA

2015 l’apres-mid d’une faun 9800 Sepulveda Los Angeles, CA

greige:excerpts PANGEA Los Angeles, CA USA

input/output 9800 Santa Monica, CA USA

syzygynysys  La Sira MAD AGENCY Paris, France

Spring Exercises w/ Tor-Erik Boe KURANT Visningsrom Tromsø, Norway

Kunstnunnes Hus Oslo, Norway

WSWDN w/ Julien Previeux Do Disturb! Palais du Tokyo Paris, France

Centre Pompidou Malaga Malaga, Spain

The Stage is a Cage Emily Mast solo La Ferme du Buisson Paris, France

2014 What Shall We Do Next? Collaboration w/ Julien Previeux Laureat du Prix Marcel DuChamp 2014 Le Grand Palais Paris, France

Oxidation Los Angeles, CA

Ariel Pink Release Party MR TS Los Angeles, CA

TOP 40 Parallel Landscapes Los Angeles, CA

More pics bro  TOP 40 SUMMER SERIES MR. TS Los Angeles, CA


Verdugo Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Pieter Los Angeles, CA

Enlightenment Essay on the Origins of Architecture Gallery choreographed w/ Pablo Bronstein/Rebecca Bruno Gallery@Redcat Los Angeles CA

conspiracy to commit espionage The Sweat Spot LA Los Angeles CA

2013 white noise MAD Agency Los Angeles, CA

interval/habitat Byron Westbrook Human Resources LA, CA

daily practice - video Brandon Miller

…ammunition…The Sweat Spot, Los Angeles, CA

Teen Fagz Rule This Hood Pieter Space, Los Angeles, CA

holy.holyy.holyyy HIGHWAYS Los Angeles, CA

(<>) 3.II Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Nanuvet/Jellyfish/Buddha Machine Project, Los Angeles CA

JLTMCK – 323 Pieter Performance Art Space

A 21st Century Ritual Performance Concord Space Los Angeles, CA

R.I.P. AA 2001 Machine Project Los Angeles, CA

solXtiXia The Series The Standard Downtown, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Performance Work

2017 Ligia Lewis, Sensation 1 Frieze Art Fair London, England

2016 Sacred Sadism Genevieve Belleveau, Oslo, Norway

Sensation 1 Ligia Lewis Paramount Ranch, CA

The silent part of the ocean Jil Stein Berkeley Art Museum Berkely, CA

Sacred Sadism & The Artist’s Submission Genevieve Belleveau Electric Objects

The Cage is a Stage Emily Mast Toronto, Canada

GET UNBORN // step into the womb room waves of white Pieterspace Los Angeles, CA

2015 School of the Seven Bells Anne Imhof Centre Pompidou Paris, France

:INDEX: Emily Mast Silencio Paris, France

Mona Bismarck American Center Paris, France

What Shall We Do Next? Le Palais du Tokio Paris, France

Centre de Pompidou Malaga Spain

The Stage is a Cage La Ferme du Buisson Paris, France

Museum as Retail Space Los Angeles, CA

2014Me3m: A Story About the Internet Ryan McNamara Performa/Art Basel Miami FL

LA>< Art Gala, Greystone Manor Beverly Hills CA

Forgetful Snow Melinda Ring The Box Los Angeles, CA

Viking Angel Actually Huizenga Internet/Night Gallery LA, CA

Pansy Metal/Cloven Hoof Mike Kelley/Anita Pace MOCA Grand Los Angeles CA

LEES Denim S/S video look book New York City, New York

2013 The Show Must Go On Jerome Bel Los Angeles, CA

Ritual Cyclical Mark Dendy Lincoln Center New York City, NY

Part Objects Scott Benzel/Anita Pace Perform Chinatown Los Angeles, CA

Peripheral Son – Nick Duran HomeLA Mt Washington CA

FLY – Flora Wieggmann LA>< Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Myth of Getting It Right the First Time Liz Glyn Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, CA

Clouds and Claves Pappas and Dancers Electric Lodge, Venice, CA

W.W.A.R. Die Dritte Generation Scott Benzel Art Los Angeles

Bloodcrawl Zac Monday Hammer Museum “Made in LA” Biennial, Los Angeles

A Beginner’s Guide to Mao Tse-Tsung Scott Benzel Hammer Museum “Made in LA” Biennial Los Angeles, CA

White Chalk Horse Prumsodun Ok Sweat Spot Los Angeles, CA


The Artist Life Manifesto Marina Abramovic MOCA Grand Los Angeles, CA

The Academy / The Chthonic at Eleusis  Scott Benzel, Los Angeles, CA

323 JLTMCK Pieter Space, Los Angeles, CA

The Church of I Love U The Series The Standard Downtown, Los Angeles CA

Primitive The Movement Movement Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA

2011Heavy Metal Parking Lot Ryan Heffington MOCA Geffen Contemporary Los Angeles, CA

2010 Cinema Edinburgh Fringe Festival Galimaufry & Green Edinburgh Scotland




2016 ArtSlant LA Art Fair Los Angeles, CA

2015 Collaboration in Cut & Paste Culture La Sira Paris, France

Do Disturb! Palais du Tokio Paris France

2014 Voina/Pussy Riot Communist Book Fair Los Angeles, CA


Grants & Awards

2016 Center for Cultural Innovation Grant Recipient

ArtSlant Prize Showcase

danceWEB Scholarship

Omi Dance Fellowship

2015 Delfina Foundation Short List

2014 Delfina Foundation Short List

Prix Marcel Duchamp (collaboration w/ Julien Previeux)


Group Exhibitions

2015 9800 Sepulveda Los Angeles, CA

2014 Elder SELF 3 channel video SCOPE International Art Fair Miami Beach, FL

Made In LA Biennial, James Kidd Studio, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, CA

Life Disappears Before Me Artery Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

On Notice Concorde Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2013 Kill My Olde Selfe installation made with plastic and organic materials Concord Space Los Angeles, CA (20’x 5’x 5’)

2012 Dimension Orange projection and text Machine Project Los Angeles

CA (10’x 20’x 13’)

ketchup/mustard perishable condiments Think Tank Los Angeles, CA (12’ x




2015 Smells Like Teen SpritLa Sira Paris, France

2014 TOP 40 K-Hole LA Los Angeles, CA

TOP 40 Drag Den Los Angeles, CA

2012 ARAXES Highways Performance Space Santa Monica, CA

Performance as Process Sweat Spot LA Los Angeles, CA

2011 orange Machine Project Los Angeles, CA



2016 Rogaland Kunstsenter Stavanger, Norway

Salmon Creek Farm Medoncino, CA

PAM Residencies Los Angeles, CA

2015 Miami Design District Miami, FL, USA

La Sira MAD Agency Paris, France

Kurant Visnungsrom Tromsø, Norway

2014 Verdugo Gallery Los Angeles, CA USA

2013 440 S Hope Los Angeles CA USA

2012 Pieter Summer Series Pieter Space Los Angeles CA USA


2014 Self/ofself/unself Concorde Press

Native Strategies Issue 5: Intergenerational Dialogues

2013 Primitive 21st Century Ritual Score, Concorde Press

2012 Native Strategies Issue2 : Dance


Music Videos

2016 Lost Youth/Lost You – How To Dress Well

2015 Nobody Cares - White Arrows

Predator Romantic - Actually Huizenga

Viking Angel - Actually Huizenga

2014 slow learner - telepathe

The Walker - Fitz & the Tantrums

2013 Lose Yourself to Dance – Daft Punk

Tropical Winter - Actually Huizenga

Happy - Pharell Williams

2012 Bass Down Low - Dev

Take it Off - Ke$ha & Friends


Commercial Work

2015 Sonos What Now?

2014 Lees Jeans FW 2015 Print

Countour 360 Adriano Goldschmied

2013 Desperadoes Beer

Lees Jeans SS 2014

TELE 2 SS 2014 Print Campaign

Lord Cranberry Organic Viral

Andy Warhol Museum Print

2012 Desperadoes Beer Commercial

Hyundai Beatles Icon Commercial

Sony/Taylor Swift Bookends

2011 Eastpak “Play”

ODD Print Campaign


FILM & Television

Curtain Down – Party Guest

Brooklyn 99 – “Halloween”

Sleepover LA – Paris is Still Burning

Star Trek : Into Darkness – Alien DJ

Myrna the Monster - Orion

100% SILK– Dancer