Performance Art Festival NYC
Nov 15 2015
November 12 – 21, 2015 at Multiple Venues
Saturday, November 14 and Sunday November 15, 2 – 5pm at Queens Museum
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, a non for profit arts organization established in 2005, brings to New York City the Performance Art Festival, ITINERANT. This year’s festival, organized independently by artist Hector Canonge, will take place in local museums, galleries and public sites in the city of New York. ITINERANT 2015 will host the works of local, national, and international artists working in Performance Art and its various manifestations. The festival will take place from November 12 – 21, 2015, and will feature works that best reflect the city’s diversity and ever growing multicultural artistic concerns and themes: “Race and Corporal Embodiments,” “Queering Gender & Identity,” and “Migratory Patterns”.
On Nov. 15th, Participating Artists include: Angeli and Michael Sloan Warren (United States); Maria Fernanda Hubeaut (Argentina); Maya Quattropani (Italy); Maria Victoria Muñoz (Colombia); Elisabeth Smolarz (Germany) and Jan Wilker (Poland); Boris Kadin (Croatia); Amélie Gaulier-Brody (France); and Randy Reyes (Chile).
Featured Image: Amélie Gaulier-Brody
About the Artists:
Angeli and Michael Sloan Warren, United States, “Song to Remind You of Yourself,” 2015.
Angeli is an artist and independent scholar based in New York. Working at the intersection of disciplines and expanded practices, she researches the performative nature of the body, image, garment, text and other materials. Her work creates conditions for transformations of the body, as a strategy to illuminate socio-cultural constructions of identity, and the possibilities of being otherwise. She is most interested in art that conditions chaos through intensities, resonances and sensations as embodied practice. Her educational background includes a MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University ‘12, and a BFA in Fashion Theory & Practice, with a focus in performance, Parsons ‘11.
Maria Fernanda Hubeaut, Argentina, “108,” 2015.
Maria Fernanda Hubeaut is a performance artist, photographer, curator and educator whose works have been shown nationally and internationally: New York, Boston, France, Czech Republic and Argentina. Her practice is based on visual arts, documentary and journalistic photography, and performance art. In addition to her individual practice, she has participated in collaborative projects. In her work and teachings, she is connected and has a deep humanist commitment as someone who studied and practices Eastern philosophies, using her training in Yoga, Meditation and Sufi and Butoh dances. Selected works have been presented in Performeando, Queens Museum, Museum Fueguino of Art, Museum of fine art Octavio de la Colina (Argentina.) Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Lab (PPL), Bushwick Open Studios (BOS), The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), The IMC Lab + Gallery, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, English Kills Art Gallery, to name a few. She lives and works in New York City.
Maya Quattropani, Italy, “Body Reaction Project Cough,” 2015.
Maya Quattropani is an Italian visual artist, art teacher and researcher based in Long Island City, New York, and Turin, Italy. She has an a degree in Applied Arts, Fine Art Silver Print Photography, Visual and Performing Arts. She was a fellow of Opera Filosofica Nomade independent psychoanalytical study group based in Turin. Maya’s interests are artistic Avant-gardes, traditional psychoanalysis, medical science and anthropology working with different media and methodologies including performance, analogical photography, video, sound and textual/narrative installations. The current research she is focusing on is the concept of the body as living musical instrument related with theories about personality, communication, mental automatism, psychogeographic drift, experimental pedagogy and alternative game rules.
Maya Quattropani’s work is an archive-in-progress of human daily rituals developed in participative actions/games/workshops/excursions which encourage people to cooperate to the construction of a new (artistic) community. She conducts didactic programs and participates in international group shows, art festivals, site-specific events collaborating with private and public schools, museums, foundations, galleries and non-profit organizations in Italy, United States, Australia, Germany, France, Hungary and Sud Corea. She currently an artist-in-residency at Flux Factory International Artist Residency Program, and a recipient of the Movin’Up 2015 Prize to support the mobility of the artists in the world.
Maria Victoria Muñoz, Colombia, “Feeding The Beast,” 2015.
María Victoria Muñoz Castillo is a versatile Colombian artist. She holds a B.A. Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Her project work was selected as the best thesis in the year 2009 by the Faculty of Arts at Universidad de los Andes. “Oh””Culto” an installation and video performance was selected as one of the best six art projects by the Szpilman Award in Germany year 2010. Muñoz Castillo’s work has been exhibited in India, Thailand and Colombia. Refining her own visual and conceptual skills through experience, she works with a varied array of media. Using performance, photography, painting, writings, video and video installation, Muñoz Castillo reflects on how the memory works, the fragmentation of the self, the notions of appearance and identity, the body and the violence. She is deeply interested in understanding the experience of others through different contexts and situations. She questions everything that has been socially built as “normal” making a reflection about difference. Muñoz Castillo enjoys sharing her understanding of the world through her work and makes others question their own positions and naturalized assumptions.
Elisabeth Smolarz and Jan Wilker, Germany and Poland, “No Hope, aka The Hedonic Treadmill,” 2014–ongoing.
After emigrating from Poland to Germany, Elisabeth Smolarz grew up on the cusps of two different cultures affected by a communist and democratic systems. Consequently, she became involved in the idea of how consciousness and perception is formed by one’s surroundings. Since then her work has been shown nationally and internationally at The Bronx Museum, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York, Galeria Aleksander Bruno, Warsaw, Oberwelt e.V, Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Galapagos New York, Baden Württembergischer Kunstverein, Photography Triennial Esslingen, Carnegie Mellon, Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA) Cyprus, Brooklyn Arts Council, Reykjavik Photography Museum, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, the Sculpture Center and the 3rd Moscow Biennale among others. Awards and residencies include LMCC Swing Space Residency, New York, AIM Artist Residency, Bronx Museum, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Travel Grant, Karin Abt-Straubinger Stiftung Grant, Sarai Artist Residency, New Delhi, India, Capacete Artist Residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Red Gate Gallery Artist Residency, Beijing, China and more. Elisabeth Smolarz received her BA and her MFA from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.
Jan Wilker was born in Ulm, Germany. Graduated from the State Academy of Fine Art Stuttgart, where he studied from 1996–2001. Wilker moved to New York in 2000 and started the design studio karlssonwilker, working with an eclectic mix of cultural and commercial organizations, from local non-profits to global corporations. “Tellmewhy,” a book about his studio’s first two years in business, was published by Princeton Architectural Press (NY) in 2003. He won numerous awards, and his work appeared in major national and international design publications, and was shown in exhibitions at MoMA, Ningbo Museum of Art & Design China, and the Reykjavik Design Museum. He frequently lectures and gives workshops on creativity and design around the world.
Boris Kadin, Croatia, “69!,” 2015.
Boris Kadin creates performances, media art and films. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, Kadin makes work that generates diverse meanings where associations and meanings collide, space becomes time, and language becomes image. His performances demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits, and how it often tells a story between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By applying a wide variety of contemporary strategies, Kadin tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, he likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical, and believes in the idea that function follows form in any work. Kadin has performed in international festivals and venues in Marseilles, New York, Athens, Barcelona, Ljubljana, Beograd, and Prague among other major cities.
Amélie Gaulier-Brody, France, “Am I An Image Moving,” 2014.
Amélie Gaulier-Brody studied Contemporary Theater at Paris 3 University and Contemporary Dance at RIDC School in Paris. Autodidact in her artistic practice, she explores the fields of improvisation as immanent language where body movement, sound, and vocal production interact with the imagination and experiences of the senses. Her current research focuses on the instantaneous composition with performative and choreographic tools that incorporate movement, voice, objects, and visual installations throughout space collaborating, exchanging and circulating ideas and practices with musicians, and visuals artists. Gaulier-Brody is co-founder and active member of the group The Moric(h)ettes in Paris with Celine Larrère and Eve Petermann since 2008. She started a long collaboration with the Swiss choreographer Yasmine Hugonnet as performer and assistant in 2013. She has shown her works curated by Frances Cooper, John Downing Bonafede, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Pırıl Gündüz in New York and Brooklyn. She has been working in Europe with the choreographers Rosalind Crisp, Martha Rodezno, Marika Rizzi and continues to share glances and questions into practice with Massimiliano Baldassarri (artist, curator and musician), Adrien Guerne (composer), Maya Dalinski, Julia Reist, Marianne de Boer in Brussels. As a teacher, with the Body-Mind Centering® principles, she emphasizes the concepts of vibration, integrity and resonance through the study of our perceptions in terms of attention through movement, touch and voice and relationship to the here and now – real and imaginary.
Randy Reyes, Chile, “Untitled,” 2015.
Randy Reyes is currently based in West New York, New Jersey. Last June, he graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Dance & Performance Studies. Most recently, he launched a year-long project titled “Barrio Cartography” which seeks to create a live map of memory, events, quotidian actions based in task-oriented improvisation and energy/meditation practice. He is working with LGBT friends in a part-film/documentary, part live performance, part off-the-grid project inviting audiences to dinners, secret spaces, etc. He has plans to return to Europe next summer and hope to return to South America (Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua) next Fall to participate in programs and projects. Reyes’ parents are from Guatemala and he hopes to one day be able to do an artistic project there. He is currently a project assistant for artistic director and founder of the NWA project, Ni’Ja Whitso
About the Festival
ITINERANT was created in 2010 by artist Hector Canonge. The initiative was a small platform for Contemporary Performance Art, and had its origins in the monthly series A-Lab Forum that Canonge organized at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, Queens. Following the growing interest in Live Art, and the need to present performance in the borough, ITINERANT was launched in 2011 under the auspices of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. In 2012, ITINERANT was recognized by the City of New York as the first Performance Art festival taking place in the five boroughs (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island) that make the metropolitan region. Following the large scale venture in NYC, Canonge journeyed through Europe and Latin America creating, in 2013, the Spanish edition of the festival and calling Encuentro ITINERANTe, a more fluid version of the festival with public presentations in various cities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hector Canonge: email@example.com