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.

19:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D
Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119

Participating Artists:
Shawn Escarciga (Mexico / United States), “Shanaynay.”
Angela Freiberger (Brazil / United States), “Bath’s house 7.”
José López (Mexico / Germany), “An American Nap.”
Oscar Martín (Spain / Germany), “In Between.”
Verónica Peña (Spain / United States) “Alien of Extraordinary Ability.”
Emilio Rojas (Mexico / United States), “Glory of Western Civilization." 
Rodolfo Salpietra (Italy / United States), “Come Dine With Me.”
Isabel Soares (Brazil / Germany), “8 Km. or Some Water.”
Doris Steinbichler (Austria / Mexico), “The Scream.”

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
13:00-16:00 hrs. 
Public Performances: The Here is There
Dorothea Schelegel Platz

Participating Artists:
Shawn Escarciga (Mexico / United States).
Angela Freiberger (Brazil / United States).
José Lopez (Mexico / Germany).
Oscar Martín (Spain / Germany).
Veronica Peña (Spain / United States).
Emilio Rojas (Mexico / United States).
Rodolfo Salpietra (Italy / United States).
Isabel Soares (Brazil / Germany).
Doris Steinbichler (Austria / Mexico).

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
20:00-23:00 hrs. 
Organ kritischer Kunst (OkK)
Prinzenallee 29 13359

Participating Artists:
Shawn Escarciga (Mexico / United States), “555.”
Angela Freiberger (Brazil / United States), “Reconstruction of my Native Home.”
José López (Mexico / Germany), “An American Nap.”
Oscar Martín (Spain / Germany), “The artist tries to disappear.”
Verónica Mota (Mexico / Germany) “The Age of Death and Despair.”
Emilio Rojas (Mexico / United States), “The Lions Teeth."
Rodolfo Salpietra (Italy / United States), “Freedom Drowning.”

PERFORMEANDO: "Of Food and Other Demons"

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 PM

Hosted at Grace Exhibition Space

“Of Food and Other Pleasures” –PERFORMEANDO’s third installment in New York City will take place within the framework of The Great American Performance Art Festival at Grace Exhibition Space, in Brooklyn, NYC.

“Of Food and Other Pleasures” derives its name from one of the literary works of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Of Love and Other Demons. The ludic game of words –food and love, pleasures and demons, frame this special presentation of Live Action Art in a set of playful and emotive performances.

Taking as departure and reference people’s relation to food, the rituals and practices of consumption, and the politics of food distribution, PERFORMEANDO: Of Food and Other Pleasures consists of a series of performances by invited artists from the USA: Laura Blüer, Hector Canonge, Caryn Moria, Gregory Paul, and Lisa Parra in collaboration with Portuguese artists Daniel Pinhero and Rogerio Nuno Costa, from Argentina: Graciela Ovejero Postigo, and from Spain: Veronica Peña.

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.

Under the curatorial direction of NYC artist Hector Canonge, seven artists who refence various Hispano-American countries were selected from a city-wide open call. Participating artists include:

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).

-- Note: country in parenthesis denotes Hispanic heritage, and in many instances, not place of birth. --

Short Biographies: 

Sebastián Carrasco is a Colombian born and raced artist recently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. In Colombia, Sebastián graduated from Universidad de Los Andes and worked at several museums and high schools. He co-found Fundación 4-18, non-profit organization, where he produced and participate in several site specific group exhibitions as 4-18, 18b, Actividades Extracurriculares at espacio 101 and Odeón Art faire amog others. Recently graduated from Hunter College MFA Sebastián´s thesis project earned a special recognition. His work has being shown at Hunter College Art Galleries several times; he is working in various exhibitions and public art projects for the near future.

Shawn Escarciga is a performance artist and dancer based in Brooklyn. He has trained and worked in devised theater, Commedia dell’ Arte, and various movement forms in Chicago, Atlanta and Italy. In New York, he has performed with and trains regularly with the Butoh company, Vangeline Theater, as well as performing independently. He worked in a collaborative Butoh piece as part of the Loop of the Loom 10th Anniversary with designer/artist Vincent Tiley at the Tenri Cultural Institute in Manhattan.
Ray Ferreira was born in Queens, New York.  His work is firmly rooted in examining how bodies (analogue/digital) operate as icons, symbols, and indexical tools, and how bodies function as surfaces that record and transmit identities. Whether through the use of his body, or the incorporation of other bodies, Ray aims to construct spaces that allow for transcendence and criticality while simultaneously deconstructing the performativity of space(s).

Angela Freiberger was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While still living in Brazil, she embarked in numerous adventures and journeys, producing performances, videos and interactive works in different places in the world, from Macapá in the Northeast of Brazil to New York City, and later France, England and other countries in Europe. For the last eleven years Angela has been living in New York City. She moved to New York in 2004 to pursue her Masters in Fine Arts at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She graduated in 2007. In 2009, Freiberger performed with Marina Abramovic at her solo exhibition, “The Artist is Present,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2010, Angela received the Senior Fellowship from Terra Foundation for American Art in Europe (Giverny, France). In 2012, she participated at a residency in Hasselt, Belgium, “Hotel des Immigrantes 2, Cosmopolitan Stranger,” which paralleled Manifesta 9.
Carlos Martiel was born in Havana. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro,” Havana in 2009. Between the years of 2008-2010, he studied in the Catedra de Arte Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works have been included in: Havana Biennial (2009), Pontevedra Biennal (2010), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Biennial “La Otra”, Bogota ( 2013), International Performance Art Biennale, Houston (2014). He has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center “Wifredo Lam,” Havana (2012); Nitsch Museum, Naples (2013); Axeneo 7, Montreal (2013); Lux Gallery, Guatemala City (2013); and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (2014). He has received several awards, including “CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award” in Miami, United States, 2014; “Arte Laguna” in Venice, Italy, 2013; “Close Up Award” in Vallarta, Mexico, 2012. His work has been exhibited in Estonian Museum of Art and Design in Tallinn, Estonia; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires in Argentina; Bellevue Museum of Arts, Washington; The 8th floor in New York, among others.

Yolteotl is a collaborative duo composed by Ixtel & Kino is based in New York City. Ixtel, a sculptor, and process artist , and Kino, a live cinema innovator, collaborate to create unique physical encounters. Incorporating design elements such as mechanical balance and solar power regeneration, they construct site specific works where sublime narratives unfold within self-perpetuating fantastical apparitions.


Saturday, February 21, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Hosted at the Queens Museum

The 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?...

Hector Canonge, Performeando, Queens Museum, New York City, USA

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) 

-- Note: country in parenthesis denotes Hispanic heritage, and in many instances, not place of birth. --

Short Biographies:

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.

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of New-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives to explore and treat issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration.  Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes.  Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His visual arts projects and performance art work have been exhibited and presented in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As cultural promoter, Canonge launched ARTerial Performance Lab, an initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas, started the project PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the USA, and created the series NEXUSURNEXUS presented by the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, BIPAF. As curator, Canonge organized the monthly artists’ program A-LAB Forum, directed the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA, and created the annual Performance Art Festival, ITINERANT. 
Susana Cortez was born in the rural town of Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico. She migrated with her family to Delaware in 2002. She works in diverse range of mediums often consisting of installations and performance pieces. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware in 2011 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis. Her work focuses on raising awareness about social and political issues often influence by her own experiences. Dirt is currently her main medium, it has become an “icon” that allows her to represent the differences between low and high economic standards. She is currently completing a fellowship as the Latino Teaching Artist Fellow with Root Division in San Francisco, California.

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 Colombia and raised in the United States, Camilo Godoy works as an artist addressessing the politics of citizenship and is concerned in examining the role of law in the construction of political and social meanings. He appropriates existing power structures that take on the form of gestures, objects, performances and interventions, which often require audience participation to provoke dialogue. He is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Last year he was a fellow in the Queer Art Mentorship Program. Currently, he is working on a public performance that addresses the political activism of people in prison.

Maria Fernanda Hubeaut is a performance artist, photographer 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 Sufi and Butoh dances. Selected works have been presented in Performeando, 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.

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.

Caryn Moriah is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican performance and visual artist based in New York City and Puerto Rico. As a Silas H. Rhodes scholar, she received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Visual & Critical Studies (2014) in New York. Caryn Moriah is the Founder of the Latina Feminist Movement, Papaya Power™. Her work was most recently exhibited in The Last Brucennial, a critically acclaimed group show of women artists at the New York City Armory Arts Show. Caryn Moriah is one of five NYC artists selected for the three week performing arts residency at Casita Maria Arts & Education Center in New York. Caryn Moriah just hosted a Papaya Power™ workshop in Patillas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, December 14, 2014. She is currently in a group exhibition in Tribeca, NY curated by Nicola Formichetti.

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.

Dominican artist Claribel Jolie Pichardo was born and raised in New York City. Her artistic background is multi-faceted, drawing from visual art, performance and writing. An academically trained artist, she describes her performance work as nomadic, using personal experiences to set the stage for spontaneous interactions with her live audience. Jolie's past work include performances at Exit Art’s Trickster Theater, NYC’s Circle Arts, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Glasshouse, Bushwick Open Studios, Spread Art and Playground Detroit and CultureFix. Jolie lives in Brooklyn with her husband and fellow artist Oliver Fuentes.

Bryan Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist and curator born in Lima, Peru. He lives and works between New York City, Boston, and Lima and is a graduate of Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As an Afro-latino male, Rodriguez seeks to trigger a dialogue through the perversion,anger,esthetic,and language that the eroticism of racism creates by constantly channeling hip-hop cyphers/codes. His work is relevant to the type of behavior needed to endure an oppressive gaze. As an extension of this practice, he is co-­curator and founder of Sweety's, an art space/curatorial team prioritizing the presence and work of creators of color, as well as group member of the collective !Que Lástima! and hardcore band Daypussy. 

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.

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