Trained as an actor at Dell Arte School of Physical Theater and the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, Colin Gee was the founding Whitney Live artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He received a 2011 Rome Prize and 2010 Watermill Center / New York Theater Workshop residency for the solo theatrical work "Frontier." From 2001 - 2004 Gee performed as a clown in the Cirque du Soleil production "Dralion." Selected works include: film/performance "Dakota" (2006) at PS 122 (awarded Best Male Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival), solo performance "Across The Road" (2009) at The Chocolate Factory, "Objective Suspense" (2008) commissioned by and performed in the Whitney Museum's "Alexander Calder: The Paris Years” exhibition, video work "Nested" (2009) commissioned by SFMOMA. A live performance, "The Band" (2010), responded to and was performed on Martin Kersels’s sculptural installation "5 Songs," featured in the Whitney Biennial 2010. Gee provided the libretto for sibling/composer Erin Gee's operas, "SLEEP" (2009), premiered at the Zurich Opera House, and the story, performance, and direction for "Mouthpiece XIII, Mathilde of Loci" (2009), presented at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall.

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