Performa New York, NY

Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of 20th century art and to generating new directions for the 21st century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation, and collaboration. Performa's unique year-round commissioning, touring, and education programs, involving all disciplines, culminate in the internationally acclaimed Performa biennial, which together forge a new course for contemporary art and culture.


"No discussion of performance art today would be complete without mentioning Performa, RoseLee Goldberg’s biennial performance brainchild that has done more to develop the form than anything else in the last decade." – Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic on Walker Art Center's Untitled 


Past Performa Participants


Francis Alys
Jesper Just
Laurie Simmons
Carlos Amorales
Nathalie Djurberg
Christian Jankowski
Japanther
Isaac Julien
Kelly Nipper
Daria Martin
Wangechi Mutu
Adam Pendleton
Yvonne Rainer
Francesco Vezzoli
Guy Ben-Ner
Candice Breitz
Tacita Dean
Omer Fast
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Yeondoo Jung
Mike Kelley
Arto Lindsay
Christian Tomaszewski & Joanna Malinowksa
Tarek Atoui
iona rozeal brown
Gerard Byrne Elmgreen & Dragset
Simon Fujiwara
Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler
Ragnar Kjartansson
Guy Maddin
Shirin Neshat
Liz Magic Laser
Laurel Nakadate & James Franco
Frances Stark
Ming Wong
Pawel Althamer
Rosa Barba
Subodh Gupta
Florian Hecker
Rashid Johnson
Shana Lutker
Ryan McNamara
Eddie Peake
Raqs Media Collective
Alexandre Singh
Marianne Vitale
Tori Wranes

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About Performa

Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of 20th century art and to generating new directions for the 21st century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation, and collaboration. Performa's unique year-round commissioning, touring, and education programs, involving all disciplines, culminate in the internationally acclaimed Performa biennial, which together forge a new course for contemporary art and culture.


"No discussion of performance art today would be complete without mentioning Performa, RoseLee Goldberg’s biennial performance brainchild that has done more to develop the form than anything else in the last decade." – Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic on Walker Art Center's Untitled 


Past Performa Participants


Francis Alys
Jesper Just
Laurie Simmons
Carlos Amorales
Nathalie Djurberg
Christian Jankowski
Japanther
Isaac Julien
Kelly Nipper
Daria Martin
Wangechi Mutu
Adam Pendleton
Yvonne Rainer
Francesco Vezzoli
Guy Ben-Ner
Candice Breitz
Tacita Dean
Omer Fast
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Yeondoo Jung
Mike Kelley
Arto Lindsay
Christian Tomaszewski & Joanna Malinowksa
Tarek Atoui
iona rozeal brown
Gerard Byrne Elmgreen & Dragset
Simon Fujiwara
Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler
Ragnar Kjartansson
Guy Maddin
Shirin Neshat
Liz Magic Laser
Laurel Nakadate & James Franco
Frances Stark
Ming Wong
Pawel Althamer
Rosa Barba
Subodh Gupta
Florian Hecker
Rashid Johnson
Shana Lutker
Ryan McNamara
Eddie Peake
Raqs Media Collective
Alexandre Singh
Marianne Vitale
Tori Wranes

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