Spring 2024 “Fear of a Bearded Planet” in Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects. Frantz, Linden, Vargas, eds. Himer Verlag, pub.



‘Opshernish’ acquired by Leslie Lohman NYC

‘Chimera Project’ acquired by ArtBank, Canada

June 2023 ‘Gender Diasporist’ at ARTIVISM, Disruption Network Lab, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

May 2023 Convergence: Art and Resistance, Club SAW, Ottawa, Canada. Presented by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), in partnership with SAW Gallery

April 2023 Myseum Toronto and The ArQuives: ‘ActiVisions: Trans Histories and activism 1950s-1990s‘ a hybrid exhibition of contemporary art combined with artifacts, interactive tours, and a panel discussion. Tobaron Waxman, curator.

Feb – April/23, ‘Tashlich’ (as a giant outdoor mural) at PAMA, Toronto EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOPS CANCELLED, by PAMA admin, Nov 2022.


Autumn 2022 – Guest Artist/Instructor – “Mechitza Project” University of the Arts, Dept. of Dance, Philadelphia

July interactive performative lecture as guest of Biennale Warszawa

Spring – Summer 2022: artist in residence at POLIN Museum of the History of the Jews , Warsaw. PERFORMANCE CANCELLED,
via text, by admin of POLIN Museum, the day before the performance. 

June work in progress lab at Czulent during FestivALT, Krakow

April – June 2022 ILGBTAR RETROSPECTIVE Exhibition, CYCLES of the longed for and the grasped, at Tangled Art & Disability


Fall 2021 Practicing the Social:  Entanglements of Art and Justice. Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice, University of Guelph
August 3 – August 16, 2021 ONLAND

June – August 2021 Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair NYC, Guest Artist

May 2021 Opera Berlin Master Class for Trans* Voices, Selected Participant
Spring 2021 Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 88, Issue 4, Cover: Amidah: Mincha

May 3 – 15  Take Place : A Performance Art Series. MAI Montreal


August 4 – 17 Intergenerational LGBT  Virtual Artist Residency 2020

June 26 – July 5 Festivalt, Krakow, Poland

June 8-9 ‘Practicing the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice’ – University of Guelph

‘Centres of Gravity’  Interview with Ariel Goldberg. PROTOCOLS #7 – SIX+GENDERS

May 8 – June 12 ‘Inter-Arts Exhibition: The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency’. Tangled Art+Disability, Toronto.  Tobaron Waxman, curator. 

March University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, ‘Sex Salon’ March 25, 4pm

February College Art Association Annual Conference 2020. ‘Curating from the Margins’ invited panelist. Friday, February 14, 10:30 am


December 25 Yiddish New York, CTMD, New York

September ‘Livush Project’ in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, special issue, ‘Trans Religion’ Volume 6, Issue 3

August – October – ‘Singing With Architecture/ The 71st Face /Fear of a Bearded Planet’. Gallery MMB, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. “listening is the very operation of this metamorphosis”  Juana Awad, Zeenat Nagree curators.

August 12 – 26 2019 Intergenerational LGBT Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island


“Separation and Longing: Meet Tobaron Waxman”. Saunders, Maryanne. Image Journal. #101

Hemispheric Institute NYU/Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas: ENCUENTRO 2019, Mexico City.

“A Little Sugar in My Bowl” – curation by Tobaron Waxman and The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency for Power Ball: Club 21 at Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto


Gender Diasporist excerpt presentation – Koło Naukowo-Artystyczne “Introit” i Festiwal Sztuk Wyzwolonych, “Womens Journeys in Eastern Europe”, Artes Liberales, Warsaw, Poland

Gender Diasporist excerpt presentation – MAKEOUT Belarus

2019 – 2023 NYSCA/Centre for Traditional Music and Dance Folk Arts Apprenticeship

March 8,9,10,11,12 2019 ‘les Études (heresies 1-7)’ – Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro. Canadian Premiere, Danse Cité/MAI, Montreal.

February 28 vocal performance with live image mapping at Wild Embeddings, Brooklyn

dates TBD Community Researcher Fellowship: “Songs of Dis-Entrapment” Trans Archives, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

October 2018

“The 71st Face” – Sounded Bodies/Queer Zagreb/Meštrović Pavilion, Croatia

July 30 – September 4 2018

Intergenerational LGBT Artists Residency, Sessions I and II, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

July 2018

ACRE Artist Residency – invited guest artist mentor

June 13 – August 5, 2018

The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Retrospective Exhibitions: The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency is pleased to invite you to the first in a series of retrospective exhibitions by alumni of Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency; curated by Syrus Marcus Ware (2014 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency alum). The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency is honoured to collaborate with The Gladstone Hotel in conjunction with That’s So Gay (TSG) 2018: Say My Name + 10×10 Photography Project, opening June 21. Performance by Gary Varro July 17. The exhibition runs June 13 to August 5.

May 2018


March 2018

“Trans Affect & Inheritance” – University of Victoria, Canada

Co-curator ‘Ipseity’ Exhibition artists: James Diamond, Syrus Marcus Ware, Jade Yumang. Penticton Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada.

January 2018

Guest artist in “Études” by Antonija Livingstone, Nadia Lauro. American Realness, NYC.

December 2017

“Gender Diasporist” in Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holocaust in a Global Age. Marius Henderson, Julia Lange, eds. Universitätsverlag Winter, Germany. 2017.

November 4, (2pm – 5pm) 2017
“Letter from the 4th Son” in This Is Not Art Therapy, This Is Group Work. Booklaunch and installation. Art Metropole, Toronto. Andrew Zealley, curator.

July 31 – August 18 2017

Intergenerational LGBT Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

June – July 2017
Im_Mobilities. Curated by Juana Awad, Julia Eckert and Nada Schroer. Galerie KUB, Leipzig. “Bethlehem Checkpoint Postcard”

March-April 2017
Marble House Project – Artist in Residence “Livush Project” and other textile experiments

February – March 2017
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation – Artist in Residence “Letter from the 4th Son” as a catalyst for making collaborative work with elders living with HIV/AIDS

December – January 2017
Mentors. Curated by Rick Herron for CF Hill Gallery, Stockholm. “Chimera Project”

December 2016
20th Anniversary Exhibition. Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Charlotta Kotik. “Still Life:Israel Eats Itself” (video, stereo version)

January 2016
Artist Career Grant – Ontario Arts Council

September 2015 – August 2016
Beatrice Bain Research Group, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley, California. Visiting Artist Scholar.

July 2015
Intergenerational LGBT Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

March 23, 2015
The Night the Day Ascended. A prospect on twilight’s influence in Northern contemporary culture. Curated by Charles Garcin for La Cite des Arts, Paris. “Blood Moon Performance” .

February 13 – May 3, 2015
Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship. – group exhibition of censored artworks with Andres Serrano, Michelle Handleman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Zanele Muholi, Tobaron Waxman and others. Leslie Lohman, NYC. “Portrait of Severin”

February 12, 2:30 – 5pm, 2015
CAA Queer Caucus for Art: Irreverent: a conversation about sex and censorship.

January – April 2015
La Citè Internationale des Arts, Paris – Resident

November 2014
TSQ Trans Studies Quarterly Trans Cultural Production Volume 1, Number 4. Edited by Julian B. Carter, David J. Getsy, and Trish Salah
“Voice, Performance, and Border Crossings: An Interview with Tobaron Waxman” by Dominic Johnson

Artist talk at Bilgi Üniversitesi Kustepe Kampüsü, Turkey.
Lecture to the students of Tuna Erdem, and the video class of Isil Egrikavuk.

October 9 – 11, 2014
Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holocast in a Global Age; Interdisciplinary, International conference. “Gender Diasporist” – artist talk by Tobaron Waxman. Amerikazentrum e. V, Hamburg, Germany.

August 20 – September 18, 2014
WATCH ME WORK: WOMEN, LABOUR AND QUEER ECONOMIES exhibition curated by Tobaron Waxman, BBK / Matjö – Raum für Kunst, Köln Germany.

July 2014
Intergenerational LGBT Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

May & June 2014
Chinese University of Hong Kong – Artist Scholar in Residence

May 29 – The 71st Face. Performance, Wandering Scholars Symposium.1pm. Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong

Spring 2014
Akademie Der Kunst Der Welt, Cologne Germany
Invited fellow for one year.

November 2013
“Nu Age Hustle” group show with Sanford Biggers,Vaginal Davis and others. Curated by Katie Cercone. Momenta Arts, New York.

October 2013

10/21 – 12/6
“Queer Objectivity” group show with AK Burns, Heather Cassills, Brendan Fernandes, and others. Curated by Kris Grey. Stamp Gallery, Maryland. Opening reception October 24, 5pm – 8pm.

August 12 – 26 2013
Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Toronto

July 23 -27 2013
Gifts of the Spirit – Workshop and performance with Ron Athey
Participant Gallery, NYC

May – September 2013
New Museum Artist in Residence NYC

Performance Beyond the Limits: Short Works May 03

Performing Beyond Funding Limits – Final Presentations May 04

workshop and performance with Tim Miller and ensemble June 28

April 2013 NYU Performance Studies Forum: “Censorship and Performance Art”
4/17/13, 7:30 PM
Panel discussion with Karen Finley, Mary D. Dorman Esq., Ann Liv Young, and Tobaron Waxman.

An excerpt from my forthcoming book of interviews with MTF international contemporary artists.

January 2013

Canadian Theatre Review
#153 Winter 2013: Jewish Theatre

Artist Profile by Carol Zemel
Edited by Laura Levin and Belarie Zatzman
University of Toronto Press

ALJIRA EMERGE 11 – Fellowship Recipient Spring 2013, New Jersey

An excerpt from my forthcoming book of interviews with MTF international contemporary artists.

Guest artist, Entreprise Culturelle, Paris

Nov 17 2012

TOPOGRAPHIXX – Trans in the Landscape.
An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum.
Works by Barbara de Genevieve, Raafat Hattab, Remy Huberdeau, Del La Grace Volcano, Mirha Soleil Ross, Jacolby Satterwhite, Chris Vargas, Yossi Yacov. Tobaron Waxman, curator.
Central European University Budapest. Self funded. Facebook invitation.

Oct 30 2012

TOPOGRAPHIXX – Trans in the Landscape.
An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum.
Works by Barbara de Genevieve, Raafat Hattab, Remy Huberdeau, Del La Grace Volcano, Mirha Soleil Ross, Jacolby Satterwhite, Chris Vargas, Yossi Yacov. Tobaron Waxman, curator.
La Mutinerie. Paris. Facebook invitation.

October 25 2012 – February 13 2012

VOLLMILCH – The Beard as Signifier
25 October 2012 Vernissage
26 October 2012 Performance
The beard may be interpreted both as a masking of nakedness and as the signal of a no-nonsense back-to-nature attitude. Its ideal typical naturalness is in contrast to its fashion-dictated trendiness. Here we see social connotations and gender based constructions at play – from a tongue-in-cheek porn walrus moustache to a ‘queer’ full set. Works by Claude Cahoun, General Idea, Adrian Piper, Tobaron Waxman and others.
Curator: Thomas Edlinger
Opening: Thursday, 25. October 2012, 7 pm (together with the exhibition opening THE MALE NUDE)
Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria.

July 24-27 2012

Letter from the 4th son.
XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington DC USA
My uncle, Dr. Benny Waxman, died in 1989 from AIDS. At our final visit, I longed to come out to him, but didn’t have the words. I have since then tried to find, posthumously, some mentorship from him through his deeds or people who knew him.
I will be at the historic AIDS conference, hoping that by some rare chance I could meet someone who knew him. The project has shifted from research-based to performance intervention: I have a designed a t-shirt aesthetically referencing the Gran Fury font from ACTUP branding, with images of Benny Waxman’s face on it. Even if I don’t encounter someone from his synagogue, a lover, a friend, a colleague, or a patient, “Letter from the 4th son” is an open gesture seeking gay male mentorship from the generations lost to AIDS.

June 14 2012

TOPOGRAPHIXX – Trans in the Landscape.
An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum.
Works by Barbara de Genevieve, Raafat Hattab, Remy Huberdeau, Del La Grace Volcano, Mirha Soleil Ross, Jacolby Satterwhite, Chris Vargas, Yossi Yacov. Tobaron Waxman, curator.
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.

June 12 2012

Long Table on Queer Aesthetics
Abrons Arts Center
Queer NY International Arts Festival

June 2012

a thoughtful, empathic review of the screening of TOPOGRAPHIXX at BABEL2.
“A Right to the City/Trans in the Landscape: Francesco Macarone Palmieri (aka WARBEAR) reports back from the Biennial of Critical Housing, Rome.”

Featured artist in C Magazine #114: Men.
“Gender Diasporist: Tobaron Waxman interviewed by Shawn Syms”

May 20 2012

TOPOGRAPHIXX – Trans in the Landscape. An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum.
Works by Barbara de Genevieve, Raafat Hattab, Remy Huberdeau, Del La Grace Volcano, Mirha Soleil Ross, Jacolby Satterwhite, Chris Vargas, Yossi Yacov. Tobaron Waxman, curator.
The first Biennale of Critical Housing in Rome is a project-laboratory for experimentation, reflection, research and debates focused on the world, spaces and meanings of dwelling.
Programmed by Francesco Palmieri aka WARBEAR.

April 2012

Interview with Raafat Hattab in No More Potlucks.
Excerpt from a chapter of my forthcoming book, featuring interviews with visual artists on the MTF spectrum.

March 2012

March 29, 2012
I will sing a short concert version of RED FOOD.

Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship 2011-12

January 2012

RED FOOD: Songs of unrequited love, death and transformation” was created for “The Artist’s Soup Kitchen” “For six Monday afternoons this winter artists are invited to come to the Artists’ Soup Kitchen for a FREE HOT LUNCH. Each week is hosted by a different artist who will bring their creative practices to the Soup Kitchen.
A new menu each week!” NB. This will be the farewell event to The Raging Spoon, after which the builiding will be turned into condos. (Jan 23, 12-3pm)

“Illegitimate and Herstorical” will be on view from January 4 – 28, 2012 with the opening reception scheduled for Thursday, January 5th from 6-9pm. A.I.R. Gallery, curated by Emily Roysdon.

October 2011

Ontario College of Art and Design, Guest Instructor.
Making Gender studio/seminar.

Interview with Raafat Hattab in PrettyQueer. The first in a series of interviews with artists on the MTF spectrum.

September 2011

Smack Mellon Open Studios
part of Dumbo Arts Festival

July 2011

Ontario College of Art and Design, Guest Lecturer.
Queer Theory: Sexuality and Representation, with Dr. David McIntosh

June 25 2011 – July 2011

‘how long has it been’ with audio remixed by Ava Jarden
in ‘Queering Sex’ curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso. Human Resources LA.

May 1 2011 – April 2012

Smack Mellon Artist Studio Residency

June 3 2011

Singing Sabbath liturgy at Friday night Jewish service,
10th Annual Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference.

March 26 2011

Singing wedding liturgy at wedding of Dr. Annie Sprinkle and Dr. Beth Stevens. Ottawa.

March 14 2011

School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (workshop/lecture)

March 6 2011

Armory Art Fair, Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC): ‘The Expat Effect’ (artist talk)

February 2011

Visiting Artist, Hollins University Masters of Fine Arts, Dance. Extended Study Program. Vienna, Austria, Nancy, France.

December 2, 2010

West Coast book release event for ‘Balancing on the Mechitza’, Noach Dzmura, ed. UC Berkley, California.

November 2010

BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. Brooklyn, NY.

October 2010

Kulturlabor ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry Mechitza 7.1 (motion activated). Dance and sound installation. With James Hurley and Jesse Zaritt

June 2010

Kulturlabor ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry overscore performance. Voice, contrabass and electric clippers. With Michael Tuttle and Maxime Ballestros.

April – July 2010

Institute for Cultural Inquiry Invited project fellow. Berlin.

April 2010

Palais de Tokio Curated by Marie Helene Bourcier.

April 21/10 – Sept 28/10

San Francisco : Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life. Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

Feb 2010

Panelist, Push and/or Pull: Trans and Gender-Variant Artists Discuss the Roll of Feminism in Their Work, College Art Association Conference, Chicago Il.

January 2010

Winner of The Jewish Museum’s first-ever Audience Award for ‘Opshernish‘ in Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life. Jewish Museum, NYC.

December 2009

SIGGRAPH ASIA. Invited artist. Yokohama, Japan.

October 1 – 10, 2009

Sonic Art Radio, Copenhagen – invited artist

September 2009 – Feb 2010

New York: Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life. Jewish Museum, NYC

July 2009

Canadian Dimension Magazine – invited artist

May 2009

INTERFERENCIAS VISCERALES – Valencia, Spain. Curated by Francesco ‘Warbear’ Palmieri.

Tekfestival, Rome. Curated by Francesco ‘Warbear’ Palmieri

March 2009

“Block of Ice + 1/60” at Harvestworks. March 3, 4 and 6 – Noon – 5pm; March 5 – 3pm – 10pm during SoHo Night, Armory Edition. NYC

February 2009

“The Porn Identity” Curated by Thomas Edlinger and Florian Waldvogel. Kunsthalle Wien. Shown with works by Kenneth Anger, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Genet, Stanley Kubrick, Carolee Schneemann and others. Vienna (02/13 -06/06)

“Art of Emergency” ArtNeuland, Berlin (02/ 05 – 03/15)

January 2009

“Brooklyn is Burning” Curated by Sarvia Jasso and Andres Bedoya at Monkeytown, Brooklyn

“Dark Room/Homme Made” Curated by Avi Feldman for Gallery Daneyal Mahmood, NYC (01/15 – 02/21)

October 2008

NYC: ‘ Still Life: Israel Eats Itself’ at MIX NYC 21st Queer Experimental Film Festival (Oct 15 – 19)

Ottawa, Canada : RADICAL DRAG – TRANSFORMATIVE PERFORMANCE. Co-curator with Stefan St. Laurent at Gallerie SAW (10/2 -11/18)

July 2008

Berlin: (bbooks, pub.) “Postpornpolitics” THE BOOK…..Tim Stuttgen, ed. Includes essays by Bruce La Bruce, Katjia Diefenbach, Lee Edelman, Katrien Jacobs, Annie Sprinkle, Tobaron Waxman, and others.

Aberdeen, Scotland: Block of Ice in “No Time to Lose” at Peacock Visual Arts (6/14 – 7/26)

June 2008

NYC, The Project (June 26 – Aug 19/08)

NY, Dumbo Arts Center (June 14-Aug 15/08)

ViDance International Video Dance Festival, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (6/12 – 6/14)

Queer City Cinema Biennial International Festival of Queer Media, (6/3 to 6/8) Neutral Ground Gallery and other venues, Regina, SK. Installation showing at Neutral Ground 6/3 to 6/28.

May 2008

Smack Mellon Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction Benefit (5/3)

Vancouver, Canada : Transsomatechnics, curated by Susan Stryker (5/1-3)

March 2008

‘Still Life: Israel eats itself’ in a concert of Conservatory of Music Composers,
18th Biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival
Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn College – The City University of New York (3/20)

February 2008

‘Still Life: Israel eats itself’ at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

Recipient of Toronto Arts Council grant for ‘Israel eats itself’

DiasporaNYC curated into Toronto Erotic Arts Fair / Erotic Blender.
Gladstone Hotel / Come As You Are, Toronto

November 2007

PDX: ‘how long has it been’ in the PowerPlays programme of Cinekink on Tour.
Clinton Street Theatre.

Chicago: ‘how long has it been’ in the PowerPlays programme of Cinekink on Tour. Leather Archives and Museum.

Amsterdam: ‘Bethlehem Checkpoint’ postcard as a print in “Desert Generation” at Gallery Meneer de Wit. The exhibition in Amsterdam is under the auspices of two NGO groups, “Another Jewish Voice” ( and “United Civilians for Peace (

September 2007

NYC: Strange little interview in Queerty, in which I am described as a moist-lipped mover/shaker.

June 2007

Minnesota, Minneapolis: “Modes of Disclosure” at Form+Content (7/5 – 8/9)

May 2007

Tel Aviv / Jerusalem: Desert Generation at Kibbutz Gallery and Artists House Gallery

February 2007

Recipient of Van Lier Award/Harvestworks Digital Media Center Artist Residency, funded by the The New York Trust

January 2007

‘how long has it been’ in “Cinekink – Power Plays” at Yerba Buena Center, SF

November 2006

Portfolio presentation/artist talk for Queer Theory Reading Group at Tel Aviv Univeristy (11/28)

Genderfluxxxors Uncoded 3: A Supornova in Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Videotage. Curated by Dr. Katrien Jacobs.

October 2006

“The first time he felt beautiful: a transmasculine pornographic sublime. In memory of Brixton Brady.” Presentation at “Post Porn Politics” Curated by Tim Stuttgen. Volksbuhne Theatre, Berlin. (10/14-15)

‘how long has it been’ in “CineKink – Power Plays” at Anthology Film Archives, NYC (10/21)

‘Techiat ha Metim’ Curated by Jill Casid for “Trans Visual Media Conference”
(10/ 1- 12/10) Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, New Media Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin. Screened with works by Richard Fung, Yinka Shonibare, Carrie Mae Weems and others.

September 2006

Amidah series, Fraternity, Chatima Tova, Diaspora NYC, Tisha b’Av
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

July 2006

‘Techiat ha Metim’ at Werkplaats, Amsterdam. Queer Shabbaton.

‘Mincha’, “fraternity’, ‘Tisha b’Av’. ‘Chatima Tova’, “portraits of Severin’ at DaiLa, West Jerusalem, Israel

April 2006

‘Carte Blanche’ the first juried compendium of Canadian photography. Magenta Foundation, pub. The Distillery, Toronto, Canada.