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PERFORMEANDO (Spanglish word, coined by artist Hector Canonge in the context of Live Action Art) refers to the creation of an event, presentation, act, action, and/or artistic corporal expression. PERFORMEANDO is the first Performance Art project / program focusing on featuring works of performance artists who identify themselves as Latin/o/a or Hispanic living and working in the United States. Created in 2013, Canonge’s new initiative was launched in New York City based on his observations and reflections about the need to foster the production, development, and presentations of performance art works by artists of Hispanic origin.

PERFORMEANDO serves as platform for dialogue, exchange, and fosters collaborations based on the premise of experimentation and exploration of Live Action Art in the context of the Hispano-American experience in the United States. The presentations in the city and abroad have contributed to a better understanding of the concerns, experiences and creative processes of participating artists. Since 2013, PERFORMEANDO has been presented in collaboration with spaces in the NYC area in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In 2014, the program was presented and introduced to worldwide audiences during the Month of Performance Art in Berlin, Germany. For 2015 PERFORMEANDO will broaden its scope reaching out to Latin America to work with artists from various countries who have been making an impact in the development of Arte Acción. The exchange of experiences, ideas, and practices in performance will further contribute to the growth of participating artists and independent art spaces in the Americas.

"€œHome"€ -PERFORMEANDO's first event program for 2015 will take place at the Queens Museum. Participating artists have been selected from an open call invitation to explore the theme of “Home.” Works included in the program treat notions pertaining to questions such as: What is home? Where is home? Is home where the heart is or where the money is made? Is country analogue to the notion of home? How does one build notions of homeland?… The program consists of 15 min. performances created specifically for the event. Participating artists include:

Maria Builes (Peru)
Susana Cortez (Mexico)
Oscar Diaz (El Salvador)
Raquel du Toit (Mexico)
Camilo Godoy (Colombia)
Ma. Fernanda Hubeaut (Argentina)
Geraldo Mercado (Puerto Rico)
Caryn Moriah (Puerto Rico)
Lisa Parra (United States)
Claribel J. Pichardo (Dominican Republic)
Bryan Rodriguez (Peru)
Collective Marea Granate (Spain)

Note: country in parenthesis denotes Hispanic heritage, and in many instances, not place of birth.

More information: www.performeandousa.blogspot.com

Contact: performeando@gmail.com