Del LaGrace Volcano (born July 26th, 1957) is a genderqueer artist, performer, and activist from California. A formally trained photographer, Del’s work includes installation, performance and film and interrogates the performance of gender on several levels, especially the performance of masculinity and femininity.
Born intersex with both male and female characteristics, Volcano was raised as female from birth. Volcano continued to live the first 37 years of their life as a woman, but since then has been living as both male and female. Del LaGrace Volcano (formerly named Della Grace) continues to adopt their true self through their name and gender. After marrying a queer man, Johnny Volcano, Del took on their current name to challenge the “bi-gendered status quo.” Del and Johnny Volcano have two children, Mika Alexis and Nico Ilon, to which Del refers to themselves as a “MaPa”.