NEW YORK TIMES: The Impressario of ‘Ballet Kink’

Art Agency News: Pushing Boundaries; Ten Emerging LGBTQ+ Artists of Note

Artspace: An Interview with Brendan Fernandes, the Whitney Biennial Artist who uses Ballet to Channel BDSM and Queer Culture.

NEW YORK TIMES: The Whitney Biennial

Whitewall: “Brendan Fernandes Talks ‘Ballet Kink’ at The Guggenheim and Beyond”

Vivek Menezes, “The in-between world of the African Goans

Western University News: Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

Vogue: “Ballet and Bondage Came Together in a Performance at the Guggenheim…”

Whitewall: "Our New Common Ground: The Uncommon Art Residency Program"

Surface Tensions: Brendan Fernandes on surface, aesthetics, art, race and play

Esse: Labour – Brendan Fernandes

Nuit Blanche Returns to Toronto For One Night Only. L’Officiel Art

This Artist Is Throwing a Dance Party Around Police Cars to Raise Awareness of Violence

Northwestern News Feature: Brendan Fernandes Wants To Make You Uncomfortable

Chicago Tribune: Artist and Choreographer Brendan Fernandes...Makes Chicago His Home

LVL3: Artist of the Week: Brendan Fernandes 

The High Line: Open Encounter: A Conversation with Brendan Fernandes

The Sound: Philia, Loss and Memory; Brendan Fernandes' Philia pulses within the walls at Rodman Hall

Of Ballet and Bondage: a review of Brendan Fernandes's The Master and Form at the Graham Foundation

ASAP Journal: Clean Labour by Brendan Fernandes, Soo Ryon Yoon 

Flash Art: The Master and Form

Garage Magazine: Brendan Fernandes's Sculptures Explore the Masochism of Ballet

Artnet News: What is Your All Time Fantasy Exhibition? We asked 14 Art-World Heavyweights

Forbes: Artist Brendan Fernandes Looks At The Pain And Pleasure Of Ballet in The Master and Form

PIN-UP Magazine: The Master and Form; Brendan Fernandes Exploration of Space, People and Power

Newcity Design: Pain, Pleasure and Desire: "The Master and Form" at the Graham Foundation

The Architects Newspaper: Endurance Art that Explores ‘Mastery’ in Architecture and Ballet

Sleek Magazine: Why the Art World is Obsessed with Dance"

Artforum: Brendan Fernandes talks about his performance at Recess in New York / 500 Words.

Frieze Magazine: Dancing to the Pulse.

VISIT Curatorial Art Magazine: Acting Out: Pointing in the Museum.

Canadian Art Magazine: The Floor Hits Back: Talking Dance with Brendan Fernandes

Canadian Art Magazine: Nature of Culture  

Canadian Art Magazine: Found in Translation: Missing Links

Canadian Art Magazine: Brendan Fernandes Balances Politics and Optimism  

KAPSULA: Break it down: Sighting/Citing/Siting Performance Art: Discussing Encomium

Seattle Times: Grand Illusion: Seattle Art Museum show pairs African masks, contemporary art

BOMB Magazine: Artists in Conversation: Brendan Fernandes

Esse Magazine: Three: Brendan Fernandes' They at Rodman Hall Art Centre

Art in America: Elocution Lessons: Q+A With Brendan Fernandes 

Art in America: Nanna Debois Buhl and Brendan Ferndandes  

Art in America: The Aesthetic of W.E.B. Du Bois 

Art in America: “Crossing Brooklyn” Highlights Borough's Artists, from Bushwick to Bay Ridge”  

Art Metropole Blog: Brendan Fernandes

Huffington Post: Global African Artists Explore The Meaning of Disguise In The 21st Century  

Fuse Magazine: Undoing Identities: Brendan Fernandes' Haraka Haraka  

Artforum Online: Critic's Pick, Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  

Deutsche Bank Art Mag: Broken English, An Interview with Brendan Fernandes 

Toronto Star: Art World Likes Where He's Coming From  

National Post: Questions & Artists: Getting Behind Africa's Moving Masks 

Press IN PRINT :

Heidi Mitchell & Stephen Ostrowski. “Innovators and Influencers” Michigan Avenue Magazine.

Djassi Dacosta Johnson, "Brendan Fernandes (Interview)" Kinfolk, Volume 28. 

Gabrielle Welsh, "Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form // Graham Foundation." The Seen, Issue 06.

 Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jessica Silverman Gallery: Crowd Crush

Studio Museum Harlem: Studio Visit: Brendan Fernandes

Ian Bourland, Exile on Canal Street: Brendan Fernandes. 

Art Papers: Brendan Fernandes at Momenta Arts, Brooklyn

Border Crossings: Brendan Fernandes at Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

C Magazine International: Brendan Fernandes: Until We Fearless

Deutsche Guggenheim Magazine: Found in Translation

NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, #31, Fall 2012: “Breaking the Codex”

fukt Magazine: Elisabeth Brye invite Brendan Fernandes

In Your Words

The Dance Current: New Day Rising: Brendan Fernandes Returns to Dance


Brendan is currently represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago. Contact: