October 30, 2013 - Performa - Performa 13 opens
October 30, 2013

Performa 13 opens

Tori Wrånes, Loose Cannon, 2010. Performance view, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), 2010. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik. Courtesy of Performa.

Performa 13
November 1–24, 2013

Citywide, including venues throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

Performa 13 Hub
13 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
Hours: noon–8pm daily 


Performa 13, the fifth iteration of the Performa biennial, opens with much excitement this Friday, November 1. The day will begin at noon at the new Performa Hub, designed by Studio Miessen, where visitors will have the chance to meet Performa curators, artists, and visitors from around the world, and in the evening, the three-week biennial will kick off with a gala dinner to benefit the Performa Commissioning Fund and to celebrate all 110 artists participating in Performa, as well as the more than 45 collaborating partners that together transform New York City into the performance capital of the world.

Performa is delighted to announce the full roster of artists, including Guillermo Acevedo, Derrick Adams, Akademia Ruchu, Paweł Althamer, Amanda Alfieri, Einat Amir, Pieter Ampe, Eleanor Antin, Athanasios Argianas, Fernando Arrabal, Ed Atkins, Rosa Barba, Eleanor Bauer, Jérôme Bel and Theater HORA, Michael Bell-Smith, Julie Béna, Blowfly, Hans Breder, Paulo Bruscky, Boris Charmatz, Elaine Chew, Peter Child, Todd Colby, Courtesy the Artists (Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade), Cricoteka, David Antonio Cruz, Attila Csihar, Jamal Cyrus, Robin Deacon, Pete Drungle, Tamar Ettun, Zachary Fabri, Flag NYC, Ed Fornieles, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Dani Gal, Rainer Ganahl, Guilherme Garrido, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Lina Viste Grønli, Subodh Gupta, Frank Haines & Zeena Schreck, Maria Hassabi, Florian Hecker, Andy Holden, Peter Holden, Will Holder, Karl Holmqvist, Ruo Huang, Jenny Hval, item idem, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Vishal Jugdeo, Siri Rishi Kaur, Joseph Keckler, Angie Keefer, Christopher Knowles, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Agnieszka Kurant, Elaine Kwon, Joan La Barbara, Malcolm Le Grice, Gabriel Lester, Lynn Loo, Molly Lowe, Anna Lundh, Shana Lutker, The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation, Jennifer Wen Ma, Jill Magid, Martha Graham Dance Company, Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, Sara Magenheimer, Dave McKenzie, Ryan McNamara, Dieter Meier, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Meredith Monk, Irvin Climaco Morazan, Stine Janvin Motland and C. Spencer Yeh, Senga Nengudi, Tameka Norris, Ahmet Öğüt, Clifford Owens, Benjamin Patterson, Eddie Peake, Pope.L, Philippe Quesne, Karol Radziszewski, Raqs Media Collective, Maja Ratkje, Pedro Reyes, Keith Rowe, Paramatma Siri Sadhana, Aki Sasamoto, Jacolby Satterwhite, Guy Sherwin, Alexandre Singh, Michael Smith, Noé Soulier, Cally Spooner, Dean Allen Spunt, Squat Theatre, Radek Szlaga with Konrad Smoleński, threeASFOUR, Julie Tolentino, Guido van der Werve, Conrad Ventur, Adrien Vescovi, Ben Vida, Marianne Vitale, Adam Wade, Bedwyr Williams, Tori Wrånes, and Rima Yamazaki.

Presented in close collaboration with the Biennial Consortium, a selective network of New York City’s most adventurous cultural institutions, Performa 13 is pleased to announce its exciting new initiative Pavilion Without Walls and expanded Hub and Performa Institute programs. 

Performa 13 is curated by a team of curators led by Performa Founding Director and Curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa curators Mark Beasley, Charles Aubin, Adrienne Edwards, Summer Guthery, Esa Nickle, Lana Wilson, and curator-at-large Defne Ayas, as well as curators from the more than 45 biennial partners, including Antonio Sergio Bessa, Mary Ceruti, Michael Conner, Lia Gangitano, Larissa Harris, Matthew Higgs, Ana Janevski, Thomas Lax, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Matthew Lyons, Hanne Mugaas, Jay Sanders, Allison Weisberg, and Joanna Zielińska.

The Performa 13 guide is available at the Hub. For more information and tickets, visit our website

Performa Institute
A year-round think tank that includes public programs, conferences, and publications, the Performa Institute provides the research and educational component of the biennial with more than 30 artist-and curator-led classes, as well as several symposia that traverse biennial themes. The Performa Institute is located at The Performa Hub.

About Performa 
Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live visual art performance in the history of the twentieth century and to generating new directions for the twenty-first century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Performa’s unique commissioning, touring, and year-round education programs, involving all disciplines, forge a new course for contemporary art and culture and culminate in the Performa biennial every other November.

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