Geo Wyeth (b. 1984, NYC) is an artist and educator, working in the realms of music, performance, narrative sculpture, and video. They recently released their record ATM FM (2020), recorded in Rotterdam, NL and released into the air through their umbrella project Muck Studies Dept. Muck Studies Dept. is a name for a practice of poetry and queer performance inspired by the tradition and scholarship of cultural and embodied memory.
Muck Studies Dept. connects mud, water, metal, gas, ass, rocks, coins, extractive industry, deep coloniality, and sensual expression of belonging to that flood. Muck Studies Dept. is also an imaginary city agent surveying the bottom of low lying water areas, “looking to find stars out of what stinks.”
Geo has conducted research in New Orleans, New York, and the Netherlands. Their work has been shown at the New Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MoMA PS1 (Greater New York 2016), Dutch National Opera, Triangle France, Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, TENT (Rotterdam), Arsenic (CH), Biquini Wax (CDMX), LA MoCA, New York Live Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Boston ICA, La MaMa Theatre, Human Resources, The Pyramid Club, Joe’s Pub, and many others. They are co-founder of the queer social space Tender Center (Rotterdam, NL).
They have composed music for the narrative shorts Happy Birthday Marsha!, Atlantic is a Sea of Bones, Salacia, and The Personal Things (all directed by Tourmaline), as well as numerous videos of other contemporary artists. Geo was in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten for the years 2015-2016 in Amsterdam, and currently teach at the Willem de Kooning Akademie. Geo was funded by the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst in 2017, and the Mondriaan Fonds for research on jazz history, extractive industry, and swamp studies in New Orleans in 2019. They are currently in residence at the Textiel Museum (Tilburg, NL). They live and work in Rotterdam, NL next to the Maas River.