PERFORMEANDO: Transcontinental Performance Art Platform “Somatopias”
Raquel Mavecq & Sabine Holler - Katherine Patiño Miranda - Adriana Varella - Vladimir Cortés Montero + Performance Open Mic
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 the first transcontinental Performance Art platform focusing on featuring works of performance artists who identify themselves as Latin, Latina/o, Latinx or Hispanic living and working in the United States.
After its last presentation in Berlin, Germany, PERFORMEANDO, returns to New York City this Fall with the program "Somatopias" to be presented in Manhattan's Lower East side at Grace Exhibition Space (Friday, November 30). "Somatopias" centers around notions of corporal adaptability, transformation, (dis)placement, and physical (re)location as explored, expressed and presented by selected artists.
RAQUEL MAVECQ [BRAZIL] + SABINE HOLLER [BRAZIL] As Above So Below
RAQUEL MAVECQ is a New York based choreographer, dance artist and somatic healer. She choreographs using different mediums like sound, photography, video and live installation. Always reinventing her own choreographic process, she generates scores to evoke freedom, autonomy, vulnerability, and altered mind-body states from which to explore inner and outer landscapes.
SABINE HOLLER is a musician, singer/songwriter and sound engineer. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the artists have known each other since 2008. Their first collaboration took place in 2014, when Sabine did sound engineering for Raquel’s noise band Queefcore in the recording of the album Deflower. They are currently studying astrology and are engaged in independent studies of Tarot, Alchemy and Hermetic Sciences.
KATHERINE PATIÑO MIRANDA [COLUMBIA] Put Yourself in My Shoes
Katherine Patiño Miranda is a Brooklyn-based artist from Cali Colombia. Her work approaches the political and aesthetic dimension of human interactions reinventing ways of being together through performances, constructed situations, installations, drawings and paintings. Her group shows include 475 Kent Auction and Exhibition at SPRING/BREAK show, New York (2018); Around Us at Kate Oh Gallery, New York (2018); Magazin Launch Performance Research – On Radical Education at the Migros Museum, Zürich (2017); HnC - agency for the new contemporary at MANIFESTA11 European Bienal of Contemporary Art, Zürich (2016); and Half Understood- Half Collapse-Half Open at the Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015) among other venues. Her solo projects are Notes on Salsa at Eggn’spoon in Zürich, Switzerland (2016); JAM&DINE at Les Complices, Zürich, Switzerland (2015) and What’s my Color? at Art Fund Residency Program and Exhibition Space in Wasserburg, Germany (2014). Patiño Miranda has been the recipient of the merit art award at the III Biennale, DESDE AQUÍ in Bucaramanga Colombia as well as being awarded residency fellowships at BAF Bodensee Art Fund, Wasserburg ,Germany ; La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Interacciones Forestales en Red, Centro Rural de Arte, Isla Victoria, Argentina. She graduated with a BA from Hunter College CUNY and an MFA from ZHdK Zürich University from the Arts.
ADRIANA VARELLA [BRAZIL] Cracks in Civilized Landscapes
Adriana Varella was born in Brazil, and lives and works in New York City. As a multi-disciplinary artist, her work draws upon anarchism, feminism, and queer themes and topics. Varella’s digital installations, photographs, drawings, performance, video-art-experimental, and site specific public art has been shown in the United States and abroad. Varella is the co-founder of the Anarko Art Lab, an annual event that the artists directs in New York City.
ANARKOARTLAB: Adriana Varella and Vilma PeDiu
ANARKOARTLAB: Adriana Varella and Vilma PeDiu is a collective of new-media, visual artists, performers, musicians, dancers, poets. For the past years has been conducting experimental, interdisciplinary art happenings. The collective grew to be a large amorphous group that presented live site specific perfomances ; we create a CONCEPT and it becomes a LIVE, collaborative, multi-media art experience that is immersive and participatory. The Anarko Art Lab has grown into a vibrant community exchanging and experimenting with ideas about art, equality, collective creation and anarchy in action.
VLADIMIR CORTÉS MONTERO [COLUMBIA]
Vladimir Cortés Montero is a multidisciplinary artist born in Bogota, Colombia. His work incorporates the use of different artistic media like painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance art. His projects focus on the socio-politico and environmental issues affecting his native country. He is the founder and director of Fundación Artística Calle Bohemia and organization that promotes and features the works of many artists in the city of Armenia, Colombia. Cortés Montero is the director of the international performance art festival “Maria Teresa Hincapié to take place in 2019 in the city of Armenia, Quindio, Comlombia. His work has been exhibited and presented in various organizations among them in the III Festival internacional de arte contemporáneo de Manizales (2018), VIII Encuentro de Performance para la vida “Maria Teresa Hincapié” (2017), I Festival internacional de performance de Manizales (2016), I Bienal Artmenia (2016), III Bienal internacional de arte de Bucaramanga (2015), 42 Salón Nacional de artistas Cartagena de Indias (2011), 41 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Cali.Col (2008), and XII, XIII y XVI Salón Regional de artistas zona centro occidente (2007, 2009 and 2018).
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Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
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