Pancho Lopez [Mexico City]
Nina Yhared [Mexico City]
Edgar Avila [Mexcico City]
Lopi LaRoe [NYC]
Dima Strakovski [Kentucky]
FRIDAY MEXTRA AT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
SATURDAY: Pancho, Edgar and Nina will also perform at Gray Space 83-85 Broadway, KINGSTON NY
PANCHO LOPEZ [MEXICO]
Pancho López studied Journalism at UNAM.
For the last 11 years Pancho Lopez has been head of the Performance Art Department at Museo Universitario del Chopo. He has organized the seven issues of Performagia International Performance Art Festival, and he is the director of EJECT, International Videoperformance Festival of Mexico City. Lopez Co-organizes the Transmuted International Performance Art Festival with Martín Rentería,.
since 2000 Lopez has taught a semester performance art workshop f Museo Universitario del Chopo, and short workshops in museums in Mexico city, he also teaches in several cities across Mexico such as San Luis Potosí, Campeche, Tlaxcala, Puebla, etc. He has participated in shows and performance art festivals in Colombia, Chile, Canada, Uruguay, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, China, Spain, Portugal, Cuba and United States. Hehas won three grants from the Mexico City government and one from the Mexican Council for the Arts. For 5 years he written a column about performance art in the Mexican newspaper Crónica.
Now, he interviews performance artists every Wednesday on a web radio show called perfoRadio broadcast at www.ucradio.net
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EDGAR AVILA [MEXICO]
Estudió Ciencias de la Comunicación en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México. Ha tomado talleres libres sobre arte en Museos y Escuelas de la Ciudad de México. Se ha especializado en el arte de acción, en donde experimenta desde el cuerpo ya sea en la diversidad de temas o medios. Egresado del Taller Libre de Performance del Museo Universitario del Chopo en México. Ha sido seleccionado a participar en los encuentros de “ Performagia”. Participando también en el Programa Cultural de la 13 Conferencia Mundial sobre el SIDA en Bankok Tailandia en el 2004.
NINA YHARED [MEXICO]
PORTRAIT of NIÑA YHARED (1814)
Niña Yhared (1814) she is one of the most important young performance artist in Mexico, her work is being recognized both, nationally and abroad; also specializes in the diffusion and promotion of the “Action Art” through her “performance” gallery “The House of the Girl”.
In 2011 she was invited to an artistic update, with the collaboration of Lala Nómada, at the SAVVY Contemporary Gallery - The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, in Berlin, Germany.
Also conducted a research residency at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She also presented the “performance” Ephemeral Body, a performance Project, with artist Lorena Rivero de Beer, in Liverpool, UK.
She participated in: In Action. Women. at “La Tabacalera”, Madrid, Spain, and I will tell you about my life, a performance in the context of the retrospective exhibition of Esther Ferrer, the invitation was issued by Artium, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
She has acted over 80 performances in Mexico (Ex Teresa Actual Art, Museum of the Mexican IRS, Alameda Art Laboratory, Spanish Cultural Center, and in the “CANTE” belonging to the Centennial Art Center of San Luis Potosí, among others) and abroad (PerforArt Spai Gallery in Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona; “Humming Bird” Studio Gallery, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; LACE Gallery-Los Angeles, Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center ALAC, Phoenix, Arizona).
She has mounted the shows Cabaret “Performance” (2006-2007) and Venus Cabaret (2008), both at the National Arts Center (Cenart, México City), and Venus Cabaret (2009) at the House of the Lake “Juan José Arreola”, belonging to the National University (UNAM), placed at the ”Chapultepec” Forest.
She earned her BA in Visual Arts at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” belonging to the INBA. Now currently completing her Masters Degree in Visual Arts at the Academy of San Carlos, National School of Plastic Arts (ENAP), part of the UNAM.
Niña Yhared is a multidisciplinary artist and she has dabbled in performance, literature, short stories, poetry, drawing and painting. She has published three books of short stories, ink drawings, and poems.
The latest, “The Feast of the Nymphs” (“CANTE” Editions, 2010), brings together her stories, graphic production and design. Among her solo exhibitions outstands “Sea Fairies”, “Lubricity” and “Ethereal Magic”.
LOPI LAROE [USA]
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Lopi LaRoe was raised in the land of the free home of the brave where she attended public schools, community colleges and a state university. LaRoe has been accused of being an artist her whole life. This has been both a curse and a blessing. When asked the question "What are you?" she will only answer: "a two legger" Her performative works explore the relationship between being human and existing in a highly controlled world. She uses the language of performance to communicate how she experiences the degradation of the environment, the corporate take-over, consumerism and the increasing divide between society and the natural world. Activating created environments, LaRoe brings an authenticity to living in imaginary circumstances.
DMITRY (DIMA) STRAKOVSKI [KENTUCKY]
Dmitry "Dima" Strakovsky was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He has lived in the United States since 1988. Dima completed his MFA degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Art and Technology and stayed in Chicago for several years producing art and working for various companies in the toy invention industry.
Dima's work spans diverse media and conceptual interests. Collaborative performances, media installations, drawing and sculptural works are just some of the examples of different modalities that define his output. His work has been included in a variety of exhibitions and events at venues such as Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Moscow Biennale, Mediations Biennale (Poznan) and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.Dmitry (Dima) Strakovsky:
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SOACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced.
"There is no designated stage area, blurring the line between audience and performer, and seating is sparse, as participating in the performance is encouraged. The unknown terrifies you, and yet something, maybe this very feeling, pushes you inside. Welcome to Grace Exhibition Space." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)READ THE ARTICLE :