Performa 17 takes place November 1 – 19, 2017 at various locations across New York City.
“The Performa Biennial provides an extraordinary and very public platform for showing the essential role of art in society. Through live performance we touch people directly, change their minds, and introduce them viscerally to the complicated emotional and aesthetic expressions of artists responding to the world in which we live today.”
RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Chief Curator
Participating artists include:
Yto Barrada (Morocco/France) / Brian Belott (USA) / Xavier Cha (USA)* / François Dallegret (France/Canada) with Dimitri Chamblas (France) and François Perrin (France/USA) / Teju Cole (Nigeria/USA) / Merike Estna (Estonia)* / Kendell Geers (South Africa)* / Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa) / Flo Kasearu (Estonia) / Richard Kennedy (USA) / William Kentridge (South Africa) / Barbara Kruger (USA) / Kemang Wa Lehulere (South Africa) / Kris Lemsalu (Estonia) with Kyp Malone (USA) / Julie Mehretu (Ethiopia/USA) and Jason Moran (USA) / Maria Metsalu (Estonia)* / Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa) / Zanele Muholi (South Africa) / Wangechi Mutu (Kenya) / Narcissister (USA)* / The Nest Collective (Kenya) / Kelly Nipper (USA) / Eiko Otake (Japan/USA)* / Tabita Rezaire (France/South Africa) / Jimmy Robert (France) / Bryony Roberts (USA) and Mabel O. Wilson (USA)* / Tracey Rose (South Africa) / Alex Schweder (USA) and Ward Shelley (USA) / Kwani Trust (Kenya) / Anu Vahtra (Estonia) / Gillian Walsh (USA)*
- Zanele Muholi, Xiniwe at Cassilhaus, North Carolina, 2016. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York