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Xina Xurner (Marvin Astorga & Young Joon Kwak)

Xina Xurner (Marvin Astorga + Young Joon Kwak) are Los Angeles-based artists, performers, and collaborators. In 2012, they founded Mutant Salon, a roving salon/platform for collaborative performance and community- building that strives to foster connections between queer, trans, femme, POC, and mutant communities. In addition, Astorga and Kwak perform as Xina Xurner, an experimental music/performance collaboration whose cathartic performances combine DIY and power electronics, mutated vocals, and bad drag to expand ideas about queer and trans bodies. Past collaborative performances and exhibitions include: Commonwealth & Council, REDCAT, Honor Fraser Gallery, The Broad, The Smell, the Hammer Museum, LACE, Los Angeles; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; Bath Salts, New York City; Bitchpork, Chicago; and international performances in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Bogota, and Mexico City.