The Wonders  (solo: performance) 10b Projects, Boston, MA 02130  2023.11.12
No. 10: With the Trees
 (solo: performance) Le Petit Versailles, New York City, NY US  2023.07.28
Four (solo: performance) Le Petit Versailles, New York City, NY US  2023.07.30


No. 9: With the Trees (group: performance/installation) Studio Friction, Denver, Colorado US 2022.10.15
BasketArt Court: Film (group) The Boston Globe: GlobeDocs Film Festival 2022.10.16
BasketArt Court: Film (group) Boston Short Film Festival 2022.07.12-15
BasketArt Court: Film (group: short) New England) Provincetown International Film Festival 2022.06.15-19


Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day (group: installation 24hours) “Touched” Cyclorama Boston, MA US 2021.12.01
BasketArt Court
 (group: installation/film ) “some assembly required” The Distillery Gallery Boston, MA US 2021.06.07-07.23
BasketArt Court: Film (group) Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival in the Experimental Shorts 2021.04


BasketArt Court (solo: installation) Jefferson Playground Jamaica Plain / Boston, MA US 2020.05.13-06.22
Performance at SEAF Interactive Performance in Seattle, WA US 2020.04.23-26 CANCELED


Spider’s Web (residency) at betOnest in Stolpe/Oder, Germany EU  2019.04.23-29
Jesus and Friends… (group) Avatars // Ghosts at Nave Gallery Somerville, MA US  2019.03.22


Form Free (group: performance) closing night Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) “Free Form” 263 Gallery, Cambridge, MA US  2018.12.15
Day with(out) Art (group: performance/installation) Wild EmbeddiangS Brooklyn, New York US  2018.12.01
No. 98  (solo: performance) Castledrone Boston, MA US  2018.11.19
Three (solo: performance) Castledrone Boston, MA US  2018.11.17
PROUDLY PERVERTED (group) Perspectives on the WomenLesbianTrans*Inter* BDSM Community, Gay Museum/Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany EU 2018.09.05
Baker’s Island Art Space (artist residency) Salem, MA US  2018.08.10-25


Two Triangles (solo: performance/installation) Village Berlin, Berlin, Germany EU 2017.04.19
I Consent (solo: performance/installation) VN Jaeger & Schwarzwald, Vienna, Austria EU 2017.04.09
Words into Trump’s Mouth (group: performance/installation) Re*volt*ing at The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA US 2017.01.20


Day with(out) Art: World AIDS Day (group: performance/installation) 25th Medicine Wheel Vigil, The Cyclorama Boston, MA US 2016.12.01
Two (group: performance/installation) “Clandestino”/Naimo,  Salem, MA US  2016.11.12
Two. past B. (solo: performance/installation) Midway Artist Studios, Boston, MA US 2016.08.20
No. 99 (solo: performance/installation) AMP: Art Market Provincetown, Provincetown, MA US  2016.08.16
This Doesn’t Change Anything
(group: performance/installation) Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) “You Think It’s ____, But It’s Really _____.” Midway Artist Studios, Boston, MA US  2016.08.05
No. 8: With the Trees
(solo: performance/installation) EC, Berlin, Germany  2016.03.26


No. 7: With the Trees (group: performance/installation) MIX NYC, New York, NY US  2015.11.14
No. 100 (solo: performance/installation) AMP: Art Market Provincetown, Provincetown, MA US  2015.07.21


Punctures, Space, Sound (solo +1, installation/performance) Q30 Gallery, Providence, RI US  2011.06.29
Sex and/or Death  (performance/installation)  The Distillery, South Boston, MA US  2011.03.05


In(ter)jection (performance/installation)  MEME Gallery, Cambridge, MA US  2010.10.08 
I Consent (solo theatrical performance with one participant) The Tank, New York, NY US  2010.10.01
On the Roof (durational performance, other acts in different parts of the space) “Pussy Faggot II” Earl Dax, Delancy, New York, NY 2010.08.19
Bearings (performance/installation) Femina Potens, San Francisco, CA US  2010.06.29
DATUM (2 day/performance/installation including audience participation) MEME Gallery, Cambridge, MA US  2010.05.25-27


I Consent (part of four theatrical performances) The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA US  2009.10.25-26
Let : Bleed (performance/installation including audience participation) Samson Projects, Boston, MA US 2009.04.30
Ostara (performance) Gallery Avalon, Berlin, Germany  2009.04.11


Inside/Outside (performance/installation with others acts) Deitch Studios “(AVAF) Apart Via, Apart From,” Long Island City, NY US  2008.07.18


Filter (performance/installation with others acts) part of “Off The Cuff and On Demand” Rose Live Music, Brooklyn, NY US  2007.06.03


Pure (performance/installation) part of “Pure: Art, Medicine, Technology” Temporary Gallery, Brighton, MA US  2006.11.10
The Sailor and The Mermaid (narrative performance with two players) Yes Yes Alliance, Olympia, WA US  2006.03.08
The Tale of the Tail (narrative performance with two players) Center For Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA US  2006.03.15
The Sailor, the Mermaid and the River Dweller (narrative performance with three players) Femina Potens, San Francisco, CA US  2006.03.16


Flesh and Foundation (performance/installation with video projection, live video mixing, etc.) Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA US  2005.08.05
The Sailor and The Mermaid (performance for two players) Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY US  2005.07.19
The Tale of the Tail (narrative performance with video projection) for MIX NYC Festival at Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY US  2005.04.10
BRI: AIR -Projects from the Berwick Research Institute’s Artist in Research Program (group) Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery Boston, MA US 2005.02


Angel (durational performance) part of Felice Shay’s Carnal Carnival, WoW Cafe Theater, New York, NY US  2004.04.24


PodLab (solo) created solutions for programs needed. Berwick Research Institute: Studio:Lab:AIR, Boston, MA US


2023 Collective Futures Fund Ongoing Platforms Grant
2023 A4A / Mass MoCA Capacity Building Grant
2023 Mass Cultural Council: Cultural Sector Recovery Grants

2021 The Boston Foundation: Brother Thomas Fellowship, nominee
2021 Opportunity Fund Artist Award Boston Arts and Culture
2010 The Institute of Contemporary Art James and Audrey Foster Prize, nominee, Boston, MA
2009 The Theater Offensive and Kate Bornstein “Gender Hero” Award 2009.11.10


2023.09.01-05 Queer Family Orphanage, NH, US
2023 – 2026 Boston Center for the Arts / BCA Studio Residency Program
2019 betOnest in Stolpe, Brandenburg, Germany
2018 Castledrone Boston, MA US 
2018 Baker’s Island Art Space  Salem, MA US
2003 The Berwick Research Institute, Boston, MA


The Boston Globe ‘Some Assembly Required’: well worth assembling By Cate McQuaid June 17, 2021
The ARTery WBUR “Distillery Gallery’s ‘Some Assembly Required’ Showcases Boston’s Intergenerational Queer Arts Scene” June 11, 2021
Brain Arts Org / Boston Compass Blog October 5, 2020
Circle Time! Episode 3! Dreams! at 17:41min.  YouTube of BasketArt Court: Tubes and Dreams!  June 2020
The Dig Boston “Hoop Tube: Transforming Public Spaces During the Coronavirus Pandemic” June 5, 2020
Boston Art Review Magazine “A Residency Reflection: Conversation with Castledrone” Spring 2019
“Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive” The Collaborative Archive DATUM by Alana Kumbier 2014
Village Voice “Best Of NYC Award” for piercing workshop October 2009
“Quite Right, Bloody Well Right: Xray Aims Lets it Bleed at Samson Projects” by Jim Sullivan April 2009
Sirius’ OutQ109 Radio interview with Diana Cage July 2008
Village Voice preview of performance and workshop March 2007
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art “Contemporary Forms of Occult Theatre” by Edmund B. Lingan September 2006
The Scarlet Leather profile and interview 2005
The Boston Phoenix preview of performance 2005
Bitte Liebling #1 photographs published 2005
“BRI*air Volume 1” by The Berwick Research Institute 2004
Pinque Magazine photographs published 2004
Other Magazine #6 photographs published 2004


1994-2013 (and beyond) I was/am called Aliza Shapiro and produced Truth Serum Productions.
I organized concerts (Come, Le Tigre…), readings/poetry, TraniWreck / Wreckage: drag/burlesque/aerial/live music etc (all-gender, all-genre) performances (Katya got her start with us) usually with Mr. Heywood Wakefield (my other side) , film screenings, Dr. Sketchy’s life drawing, etc. Something like 70%/30% queers/straight on stages and 50%/50% queers/straight in the audiences.
1999-2013 performed as Mr. Heywood Wakefield and here. 
In 2011 and 2013 I had two strokes.


1991 Bachelor of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design
1992 Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design


Most of my design work has been in the corporate realm involving reuse renovations of large industrial complexes and some new office interiors. Smaller projects, in the art realm, have focused on collaborative process, affordability and ease of construction.


Ikatun Mobile Mapping Studio for “The City Formerly Known As Cambridge” Designer 2006
Berwick Research Institute: BRI: AIR Group Exhibit, Mills Gallery at The BCA Boston, MA  February 2005
Berwick Research Institute “PodLab: a master plan for the BRI”  Boston, MA (Artist in Research) Fellow May-June 2003
Boston Architectural College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University Guest Critic 1995-1999


Elkus/Manfredi Architects LTD Boston, MA Project Manager, Project Architect, Architectural Designer 1997-2003
Benjamin Thompson and Associates Cambridge, MA Architectural Designer 1996-1997
Kennedy & Violich Architecture, LTD Boston, MA Architectural Intern and builder 1991-1993
Carpenters Union Local 40 Cambridge, MA Carpenter 1993-1995