ANTIBODY CORPORATION is a non-profit organization specializing in mind-body and occult research.
Work undertaken is guided by the MISSION.
Research findings are presented in a variety of media, including performance, video, and text.
The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Chicago, IL.
To return to the origins of the mind/body split and rediscover pain.
To turn this pain into a carnival mask and put it on display.
To create antibodies--agents of resistance and transformation within culture.
To examine the sicknesses produced by civilization and activate an immune response through the use of imagery and symbolic action.
To see all external systems (culture, economy, government, Gaia) as bodies, or macrocosm, and the individual body as microcosm.
To create alchemical rituals using the body as primary material.
Adam Rose is the Artistic Director of Antibody Corporation. Since its founding in 2009, the company has presented works nationally in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Boston, and internationally in Puebla, Mexico. Adam is the recipient of several awards in Chicago, including a DanceBridge Residency at the Chicago Cultural Center (2012), a Chicago Dancemakers Forum GreenHouse grant (2011), a Sponsored Artist residency at High Concept Laboratories (2011), and a LinkUp Artist Residency at Links Hall (2009). Antibody Corporation has received funding from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (2012, 2010), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2012), and the Illinois Arts Council (2012).
Jose Hernandez (Ishtar Bukkake) is a Chicago‐based artist. Drawing from elements of dance, performance, theater, music, and ritual he explores the spaces that border between the body, fantasy, queer invention, and religious practice in search of transcendence in a post-millenial landscape. Jose attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 2008). He has presented work in Chicago at Defibrillator Gallery, S+S Project, Sullivan Galleries, Garbage World, Happy Dog, Berlin, The Hideout, Aldo Castillo Gallery, and New Capital. He has also exhibited work at Oliver Francis Gallery (Dallas), Aux Performance Space, and Little Berlin (Philadelphia). He has performed and collaborated with artists Antibody Corporation, Ginger Krebs, La Spacer, Gel Set, Eileen Doyle, and Heather Lynn. Currently, he is collaborating with artist Jonathan Sommer as B!TCH3Z Drinking Project, a conceptual post-bar drinking project for tomorrow’s neosexualle.
Andrew Braddock was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Ohio. He has created performances in Chicago, Asheville, New Orleans, and New York City. Apart from solo work, he is proudly affiliated with Antibody Corporation. He has also collaborated extensively with Chicago's Ginger Krebs. They were awarded a collaborative residency at the MacDowell Colony, where they created Portable Heirloom, which has become Gilded Lilies and is about to become something else. He has acted for film, recently in A Most Complex Form of Ventriloquism, directed by Ashley Brett Chipman. Currently, he is excited to be dancing for LEIMAY-CAVE in Brooklyn, working on a piece directed by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya that will premier at BAM's Fisher Theater in September. He believes in objects.