Nao Bustamante’s precarious practice encompasses performance art, video installation, filmmaking, sculpture and writing. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites around the world. In 2021 Bustamante’s 360º film, “The Wooden People” received a producing grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation and was presented at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Bustamante’s new project, “Bloom,” the redesign of the speculum, was supported by the COLA award and the ArtPace residency.
Bustamante is alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2020 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from her alma mater. She is a Professor at the USC Roski School of Art and Design.