Berlin, Germany, May 28-30, 2015
PERFORMEANDO (Spanglish word, coined by artist Hector Canonge in the context of Live Action Art) refers to the creation of an event, presentation, act, action, and/or artistic corporal expression. PERFORMEANDO is a project / program focusing on featuring works of performance artists who identify themselves as Latin/o/a or Hispanic living and working in the United States and Europe. PERFORMEANDO was launched in New York City in 2013 featuring local Latin artists in the NYC tri-state area. In 2014, PERFORMEANDO was presented, for the first time in Berlin with artists coming from different regions in the United States. In 2015 PERFORMEANDO continues with its programming in NYC, Berlin during the Month of Performance Art, and in Argentina, South America.
Dorothea Schelegel Platz
PERFORMEANDO: "Of Food and Other Demons"
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM
Hosted at Grace Exhibition Space
Visit: Grace Exhibition Space
Saturday, March 21, 8:00 PM
Hosted at the GLASSHOUSE ArtLifeLab“Alien” -PERFORMEANDO’s second event program for 2015 will take place at the GLASSHOUSE ArtLifeLab in Brooklyn, New York City. Participating artists will explore and treat notions pertaining to citizenship, legality, otherness and strangement in the context of migration politics in the USA. Questions such as: Who is an alien? What is an alien in the USA? Where do aliens come from? as well as ideas about alienation, marginalization, assimilation and inclusion will be treated. The program consists of 20 minutes individual and collective performances by artists selected from a city-wide open call.
Sebastian Carrasco, “Displaced” (Colombia).
Shawn Escarciga, “Claro” (Mexico).
Ray Ferreira, “Mo0o0oo0o0vin/wat1salr3adyth3r3” (Dominican Republic).
Angela Freiberger, “Excess” (Brazil).
Carlos Martiel, “Sospechoso” (Cuba).
Yolteotl -Ixtel & Kino, “America’s Greatest Alien” (Mexico).
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Hosted at the Queens MuseumThe first event of 2015 will take place at the Queens Museum. The program explores notions of "Home" and pertain to questions such as: What is home? Where is home? Is home where the heart is or where the money is made? Is country analogue to the notion of home? How does one build notions of homeland?...
Under the curatorial direction of NYC artist Hector Canonge, twelve artists coming from nine countries were selected from a city-wide open call. Participating artists include:
Maria Builes (Peru)
Susana Cortez (Mexico)
Oscar Diaz (Salvador)
Raquel du Toit (Mexico)
Camilo Godoy (Colombia)
Ma. Fernanda Hubeaut (Argentina)
Geraldo Mercado (Puerto Rico)
Caryn Moriah (Puerto Rico)
Lisa Parra (United States)
Claribel J. Pichardo (Dominican Republic)
Bryan Rodriguez (Peru)
Collective Marea Granate (Spain)
Maria Builes is a video and performance artist. She was born in Lima, Peru, in 1980, and moved to Miami in the early 90’s. Her art is intensely informed by personal experience and cultural observation. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Oscar Diaz was born in Soyapango, Salvador. He is a Queer visual artist, writer, curator and art historian specializing in contemporary art from Central America and the Caribbean. Diaz explores themes of the salvadorian diaspora, home aesthetics, constructions of post-war El Salvador, familial history and Salvadoran Transnationalisms through the internet. He is the founding member of Latinx artists’ group ¡Qué Lástima! which created a space for Latin artists in Boston. Diaz's work has been exhibited and published in several places around the world. He currently lives and works in Jamaica, Queens, New York City.
Mexican American Raquel Du Toit recently has been installing , making sculptures and creating interactive performances in London, New York and Mexico (where she claims as her home). She is a recent fellow at the Vermont Studio Center where she worked on a functional raft as part of her performative practice, and created several sculpture pieces. Raquel works as a set designer for various fashion photographers and production companies. She builds, produces, temporary sets that are easily portable and disassembled. She organized a group show at the Boiler room in Dumbo that took into consideration the architectural elements of the Boiler room as part of the context of the work curated within those walls. Before moving to New York, she worked in collaboration with other artist around London and Seattle to create a non profit called “What is Art.
Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts, Geraldo Mercado is a Brooklyn based Puerto Rican artist. Through his performances he seeks to transform his body into an empathetic zone, and to become a catalyst for self-reflection. He creates performative works that are confrontational, funny, aggressive, and high energy. Geraldo moved to New York City in 2008 and worked at Exit Art as Video Production Manager. He has exhibited works at Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Labs, DC Arts Center, JACK and many other spaces. In 2013 Geraldo was an artists-in-residence at Animamus Art Salon: A Living Gallery London. Geraldo is a member of the Social Health Performance Club, a loose collective of artists creating performative works that directly confront systematic social issues.
Lisa Parra is a New York based choreographer and performer. Her work has been presented nationally in New York City at Movement Research, LUMEN Festival, Triskelion Arts Center, Dixon Place and Green Space, and in San Francisco at the West Wave Dance Festival. Internationally, she has presented work at Fábrica de Movimentos in Oporto, Portugal; at the Performática Dance Festival in Puebla, Mexico; at the GraciasXFavor festival at the Teatro Pradillo in Madrid, Bilbao Eszena in Bilbao and in Barcelona at the IDN Festival. Lisa has received support by Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY , Centro de Artes Performaticas do Algarve in Portugal, Media-Lab Prado, Teatro del Canal in Madrid, and at Bilbao Eszena in Bilbao, Spain. Her video installation Body/Traces has been screened in various media festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Spain and France. In addition to her own work, Lisa has been very fortunate to perform the works of Claire Porter, Karen Bernard and Pascal Rambert.
Marea Granate is a transnational movement formed by Spanish migrants, who fight from abroad against the causes that originated the economic and social crisis that forced them to leave Spain. The collective was born in the light of other recent social movements in Spain over the last years. They are somehow the extension of them abroad, and their “wave” is maroon like the color of our passports, the symbol of our forced migration. Thee analyze and denounce the destructive consequences of the current economic system: on one hand, by identifying the causes that have led them to abandon their hometowns, their families and friends; on the other, by highlighting the hard living conditions that migrants face.