Stashu Kybartas received a MFA in video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. To support himself, Stashu has worked as a teacher, freelance photographer, sound engineer and a deck hand on river boats. His tape DANNY won first prize in the Visions of U.S. Home Video Competition at the American Film Institute and has been screened extensively in exhibitions on AIDS including the Whitney Museum's "AIDS Media: Counter-Representsations". Kybartas says, "I have chosen to work in video and performance because these are storytelling media. I want to tell my stories and the stories of othersbecause I believe that through telling one's story, one can be healed."
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