GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE, BROOKLYN
21st Suffragettes: International Performance Art by Women
ANNABEL GUÉRÉDRAT [Martinique]
ABOUT ANNABEL GUÉRÉDRAT
In 2012, Annabel opened a new cycle of performances around black feminism, concerning the social and politic body of black and mixed colored women in the Caribbean area.
In 2003 Annabel Guérédrat founded her own dance company, Artincidence. From 2006, she led, alongside her creations, danced actions and workshops for prostitution, prisons, education, medical, social and humanitarian environments. Then she opened herself up to new exchanges and created new artistic collaborations with Caribbean, South Americans and Africans choreographers. In 2008, Annabel was recognized for her very authentic solo named "Resilience" at the first Caribbean Biennale of Dance in Havana, Cuba.
Between June & September 2010, she made three decisive encounters. She met with Meredith Monk, Keith Hennessy & Anna Halprin. Hence followed her performance A freak show for S. presenting "her whole body as an opened entity" and paying a tribute to the Black Venus, Sarah Baartman.
Annabel Guérédrat is a choreographer, dancer and performer from Martinique. She is certified in Literature and history at the renowned University of Sorbonne, Paris, and is an educator in the art of Somatic movement through the Body Mind Centering® method. Also certified in contemporary dance, she was trained in afro-bresilian dance, Butoh dance, Yoga and Pilates. The somatic techniques she acquired through all this training allowed Annabel to include in her performances very personal and sensitive gestures.www.artincidence.com
ABOUT 21ST SUFFRAGETTES: International Performance Art by Women
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.
This Spring, 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, Arahmaiani [Indonesia] internationally renowned Performance Art duo, VestAndPage [Germany/Italy]
and ending at Rosekill, Rosendale NY Memorial Day weekend May 27-30, 2016
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
21ST SUFFRAGETTES 2016 SCHEDULE
MARCH 4 - ROCIO BOLIVER [MEXICO] + SHEREE ROSE [USA]
MARCH 18 - ANNABEL GUEREDRAT [MARTINIQUE]
APRIL 15 - MADISON YOUNG [USA]
APRIL 29 - ARAHMAIANI [INDONESIA] + YANA EVANS [USA]
MAY 7 - LEGACY FATALE Suffragettes March with Performance [USA] + more!
MAY 13 - VESTANDPAGE [GERMANY/ITALY]
MAY 27-30 Memorial Day Weekend @ Rosekill featuring ANNIE SPRINKLE, ELIZABETH STEVENS, MARTHA WILSON, LINDA MARY MONTANO, LEGACY FATALE, CHRISTEN CLIFFORD and many more.
Memorializing and Continuing the Suffragettes Movement
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging 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. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
"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
"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)