February 22, 2018
Celebrating ten years since the founding of the Performa biennial in 2005, Performa 15, will take place November 1 – 22, 2015. Organized by Performa, the leading nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion of live performances while paying homage to the form's history and making way for its future, the biennial will take place at various locations across New York City.
This will be a Renaissance- inspired edition premiering new works by artists Robin Rhode (South Africa), Pauline Curnier Jardin (France/The Netherlands), Edgar Arceneaux (United States), and Erika Vogt (United States), Performa alums Jérôme Bel (France) and Jesper Just (Denmark), as well as returning artist Francesco Vezzoli (Italy) in special collaboration with dancer David Hallberg (United States). Among the selected artists recently announced, these are the selected artists from Latin America: Volmir Cordeiro (b.1987, Santa Catarina, Brazil); Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil); Eleonora Fabião (b. 1968, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Laura Lima (b. 1971, Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Oscar Murillo (b. 1986, La Paila, Colombia).
With each successive biennial, Performa has incorporated all disciplines as part of its major, city wide programming, including dance, film, music, architecture and food, working closely with France, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Israel, producing new commissions by artists in all disciplines, making it America’s only cross-disciplinary biennial as well as the U.S. first and most important international biennial.
For more information about Performa 15, visit the website: http://performa-arts.org/performa-presents/biennial