Tigre Bailando is an Oakland-based artist whose work focuses on personal and collective liberation – a kind of freedom achieved through the discovery and empowerment of our deeper selves. 

Working across a wide range of mediums and disciplines, Tigre creates large-scale installations, sculptures, murals, and performance works at festivals and cultural gatherings across the country and around the world. Clients include Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest, Envision Festival, Rainbow Serpent, and Wonderfruit, among others. 

The figures and beings that populate this work are ancestral entities, ghosts of Tigre’s own multi-ethnic heritage but also the collective ancestors of all of us, before there was race, nation, species, gender. They embody the way in which we are all connected, even though we love to forget it. Exploring the rhythms of life and death; discovering healing through introspection, dialogue, and play; finding hope by exploring the darkness; these are the lessons Tigre's work seeks to share.

Tigre holds a BA from Bennington College and is the recent recipient of an Honorarium Grant from Burning Man for the interactive sculpture The Solacii.

Tigre Bailando is a core member of the avant-garde performance company Bad Unkl Sista and a regular collaborator with Embodiment Project dance company. 


contact :

For commissions, inquires, or to just say Hello, i can be reached at 

laugh (at) tigrebailando (dot) com

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