SPRING 2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
21st Suffragettes: International Performance Art by Women
Opening March 4th with Rocio Boliver / La Congelada De Uva [Mexico]
SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE
MARCH 4 - ROCIO BOLIVER [MEXICO]+ SHEREE ROSE [USA]
MARCH 18 - ANNABEL GUEREDAT [MARTINIQUE]
APRIL 15 - MADISON YOUNG [USA]
APRIL 29 - ARAHMAIANI [INDONESIA]
MAY 7 - LEGACY FATALE [USA]
MAY 13 - VESTANDPAGE [EEU]
May 27-29 - Rosendale, NY MEMORIAL TO WOMEN
with Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Martha Wilson, Linda Mary Montano, Legacy Fatale with effigy!
ROCIO BOLIVER AKA LA CONGELADA DE UVA [MEXICO]
Rocío Boliver is a Mexican performance artist who creates body art about the repression of women in Mexico. In 1992, Boliver began her career as a performance artist reading her porno-erotic writings. Boliver has a background in video and Mexican theatre. She worked in theatre projects, performance and contemporary art under the prominent playwright Juan José Gurrola from 1994 to 2007. Boliver has performed at a variety of venues such as museums, raves, universities, galleries, activist meetings and TV programs. An underground cultural icon in Mexico, Boliver is part of a Goth-art scene, and has presented works at alternative forums such as the Sadomasochism National Festival. Boliver’s work has been presented in North America, South America, Europe and Asia
Rocio Boliver: www.rocioboliver.com
ABOUT 21ST SUFFRAGETTES: International Performance Art by Women
This Spring, Grace Exhibition Space celebrates the 15th anniversary of 21st Suffragettes, a seminal Brooklyn-based performance art event originally held in 2001. Jill McDermid (Director and Co-Founder of GES) curated and directed 21st Suffragettes, a 72-hour event of works made only by women in the galleries and bars of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring performances at Galapagos Art Space, exhibitions at numerous galleries, DJ’s at a Williamsburg bar and DJ’s and bands at all-nite Rubulad. Participating galleries included: Sideshow, Front Room Gallery, Figureworks, Fish Tank, Roebling Hall, South First, The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center and more.
Grace Exhibition Space will once again put a spotlight on works made by women for 21st Suffragettes: Performance Art by Women. Our Spring 2016 programming hosts women from around the globe, starting with the radical work of Rocio Boliver (aka La Congelada de Uva) [Mexico], feminist porn artist Madison Young [USA], street & gallery artist Annabelle Guérédrat [Martinique], Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art participant, Arahmiani [Indonesia] and concluding with the internationally renowned Performance Art duo, VestAndPage [Germany/Italy]. We are a new era of strength in women and men and a new century of change! -Jill McDermid, Director/Co-Founder, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn
Jill McDermid, Erik Hokanson, Ryan Maloney. Board Members, Grace Exhibition Space. Brooklyn, NY + Rosekill Outdoor Performance Space. Rosendale, NY + Art/Life Institute International Performance Art Residency in Honor of Esteemed Artist, Linda Mary Montano. Kingston, NY.
TAKE NOTE: In between Friday performance events at Grace Exhibition Space Brooklyn, we will also host events at The Art / Life Institute, Kingston NY. Events at Rosekill Outdoor Performance Space in Rosendale, NY begin June, 2016
21st Suffragettes at Fish Tank Gallery Brooklyn, NY (2001)
Melissa Lockwood: Installation/Performance/Multi-Media Artist
Co-Founder Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn
"This Performance was made during the 21st Suffragettes in Williamsburg Brooklyn. I made three performances one each evening of the event. This is the second piece in the series. In this piece, I was wearing a black antique slip that had text written on it covering the front. The slip was sewn to the bed sheet. During the performance I worked my way out of it, leaving the slip still attached to the sheet and on the bed. During the performance video was projected onto the large floor to ceiling concrete slab that was on the side of the bed. The video was intense visually and in its audio. The video image was two hands holding and moving small stones. The sound was an experimental piece created directly from the attached audio to video only altered through its video editing. In each piece, Sarah Johnson/Moore assisted me in a role of caretaker." - Melissa Lockwood
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
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. Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Quinn Dukes. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"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)
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing. The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique."
- Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013