Tosh Basco

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Tosh Basco was born in California and rose to prominence in the drag scene in San Francisco in the 2010s. Well known for her movement-based performances under the name boychild, Basco’s photography and drawing accompany the performance practice. Viewed as a whole, Basco’s work attempts to enfold language, becoming, and representation together in spaces where they are presumed to exist as discrete entities.

She is co-founder of the collaborative entity Moved by the Motion with Wu Tsang, and collaboration remains a vital aspect of her work. Basco’s solo exhibitions include No Sky, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2023); Grief Series, Karma International, Zürich, Switzerland (2021); Portraits, Still Lifes and Flowers, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, United Kingdom (2021); Angels, Hand Dances and Prayers, Company Gallery, New York, NY (2021); Hand dances. 1,000 caresses., Carlos/Ishikawa, London, United Kingdom (2019). Basco’s work has also been presented at the Venice Biennale; the Sydney Biennial; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA, Los Angeles; and ICA London, among other institutions.


Group Show



Solo Show

Angels, Hand Dances and Prayers


Selected Press

Feb 21 2024

Financial Times

When groove is in the art

Nov 14 2023

Lampoon Magazine

Drawing performances: Tosh Basco’s evolving artistic experimentation odyssey

May 20 2023

Whitehot Magazine

Lots to Love at Frieze New York 2023

May 19 2023

The Cut

Artist Tosh Basco On 2023 Frieze New York Show, Paintings

May 18 2023


Highlights from Frieze New York: Celebrate Politically & Historically Centered Artworks

May 17 2023


Paintings from $10k to $1m at Frieze New York 2023

May 9 2023


This Zurich-Based Art Collective Is Fueled by WhatsApp, Post-It Notes, and Giggles

Feb 9 2023


Holding Space

Jan 11 2023

Flash Art

Tosh Basco: Form and Feeling

Apr 29 2022

Interview Magazine

Wu Tsang and Tosh Basco on the White Whale in the Room

Jan 3 2022


Tosh Basco Finds Catharsis through Mark-Making

Apr 23 2021

Art Agenda

Back and Forth, Maybe With Some Chatting

Jan 16 2019

The Art Newspaper

Boychild kicks off Condo London 2019 at Carlos Ishikawa

Aug 17 2017

Bomb Magazine

Wu Tsang & boychild

Oct 19 2014

Sleek Magazine

Truth in Gender: Wu Tsang and boychild on the question of queerness

Oct 12 2014



Sep 8 2014


Boychild on bending the rules of gender

Nov 13 2013


all about the boychild


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