FADO E-LIST (March 2013)


1. FADO EVENT: FADO presents Step by Step at the Rhubarb Festival

February 27-March 3, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada

2. FADO EVENT: FADO presents Simlâ Civelek and Alice De Visscher

Date: March 6, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada

3. FADO EVENT: FADO presents .sight.specific. / Emerging Artists Series 2013

Date: March 8-30, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada

4. EVENT: Belfast International Performance Art Festival 

Date: March 1-23, 2013: City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Brian Connolly

5. EVENT: Edgy Women Festival

Date: March 2-10, 2013; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Studio 303

6. EVENT: PME-ART presents Every song i’ve ever written by Jacob Wren

Date: March 2, 2013: City: Montréal, Canada; Source: PME-ART

7. EVENT: Re-visit the Table by the Action Lab NRW – PAErsche

Date: March 19, 2013; City: Koln, Germany; Source: asabank

8. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio presents Myriam Laplante

Date: March 21-23, 2013; City: Malmo, Sweden: Source: Lilith

9. EVENT: Samtalekøkken 17 + 18

Date: March-April, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: Tomas Jonsson

10. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Inaugural NXNE Art Festival

Deadline date: April 1, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Kate Hollet

11. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Franklin Furnace Fund

Deadline date: April 1, 2013: City: New York, USA: Source: Franklin Furnace

12. EVENT: 27th Annual Performance Mix Festival

Date: April 8-14, 2013; City: New York, USA; Source: Karen Bernard

13. CALL FOR WORK: Dimanche Rouge Estonia 2013

Deadline date: May 1, 2013; City: Tallinn, Estonia; Source: Dimanche Rouge

14. WORKSHOP: Body Mapping Workshop/ Month of Performance Art Berlin

Date: May 06-11, 2013; City: Berlin, Germany, Source: Nathalie Fari

15. EVENT: Hitparaden Festival for Performance art and New Theater 

Date: May 16-19, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: liveart.dk

16. WORKSHOP: MayDay Intensive Performance Art with VestAndPage

Date: May 21-28, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Venice International Performance Art Week




1. FADO EVENT: FADO presents Step by Step at the Rhubarb Festival

February 27-March 3, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada


FADO Performance Art Centre presents Step by Step

Conceived and performed by Andrés Galeano and Ieke Trinks


February 27-March 3, 8pm - 5 performances!

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto


FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to be collaborating with the Rhubarb Festival for the third year in a row. This year FADO has invited a new collaborative performance by Andrés Galeano and Ieke Trinks entitled Step by Step to the mix at the 34th Rhubarb Festival.


Want to know how to do, well &just about anything? Ask google. In Step by Step, Andrés Galeano and Ieke Trinks spontaneously create a performance score in front of a live audience using seemingly random pieces of instructional information researched on the internet. Using the cut and paste function of their computers, instruction texts and how-to explanations are sorted and compiled into a dance choreography created for, and then performed by two non-dancers. The result is an unsettling and funny live performance that oscillates between conceptual demonstration and structured chaos.


For more information:



Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents


Raw. Radical. Performance.

February 20 - March 3, 2013

Festival Director Laura Nanni

Festival Sponsor TD

Media Sponsor NOW Magazine



Wed - Sun, Evening Pass $20

Sunday Afternoons, PWYC

One-to-One Performances, PWYC

Mobile Works, FREE

Box Office: 416-975-8555 or http://tickets.buddiesinbadtimes.com




2. FADO EVENT: FADO presents Simlâ Civelek and Alice De Visscher

Date: March 6, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada


FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to present an evening of new solo performance works from Alice De Visscher (Belgium) and Simlâ Civelek (Turkey/Toronto). This evening invites one local artist and one international artist to present work in the same space, allowing both the artists and the audience to experience the work of two peers from different parts of the world on the same evening; and highlighting the work of local artists in an international context. The artists will each present 2 short performances in an alternating sequence.




The Theatre Centre Pop-Up

1095 Queen Street West, Toronto


Alice De Visscher (b. 1979) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She has been working exclusively in performance since 2006 and has presented her work in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Singagpore, Thailand and Canada. De Visscher is interested in the image of her body, the structure of a space, and the properties of certain materials. In her work she is looking for unusual, quite minimal actions, which stimulate the interpretations made by the audience. She uses her body, objects and space intuitively to create images that challenge expectations, and open new meanings. http://alicedevisscher.mosaicglobe.com/


Simlâ Civelek (b. 1974, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Toronto based performance artist. She creates performances that explore alienation, indulgence, memory and examine time’s relativity to emotions. Using the pretext of theatricality, she aims to create a disguise in which representation and reality are juxtaposed and played off each other. Her work has been presented at the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and OPEN Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China among other venues.


For more information:





FADO EVENT: FADO presents .sight.specific. / Emerging Artists Series 2013

Date: March 8-30, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada


FADO Performance Art Centre presents .sight.specific.

Curated by Francisco-Fernando Granados

Co-presented by Xpace Cultural Centre


Basil AlZeri

Golboo Amani

Cressida Kocienski

Maryam Taghavi


Xpace Cultural Centre

2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto

ADMISSION: FREE or $10/$5 students/pwyc


ABOUT .sight.specific.

.sight.specific. proposes performance art as the staging of sight as site: observation as contour, terrain, and architecture for modes of aesthetic embodiment.  The project consists of four commissioned live works in search for situated perspectives on the possibilities of performance as a contextual spatial practice. The works situate artists and audience by trading knowledge on the streets, tracing trans-planetary sight-lines, creating home and hospitality in real time through cyberspace, and staging variations on absurdity. The shapes of these relationships brings into focus questions of knowledge and memory, contact and distance, longing and belonging.


ABOUT the series

Initiated in 2002 by Tanya Mars, FADO’s Emerging Artists Series was created to provide an on-going professional venue for emerging artists from Toronto and beyond to develop and present a performance piece, working within a curatorial framework set out by an emerging curator. FADO’s intention with this series is to nurture new work and ideas, provide direction and mentorship to both the artists and the curator, and to showcase the work of the city’s newest perspectives in performance art.



Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We program contemporary practices that respond to the interests and needs of our membership. As we program with shorter timelines this allows for us to respond to contemporary issues in theory and aesthetics, keeping an up to the minute response to what is going on directly in our community.



All events take place at Xpace, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue



Every Friday and Saturday in March, 2-6pm (FREE)

Performance: The School of Bartered Knowledge by Golboo Amani



Friday March 8, 8pm ($10/$5/pwyc)

Performance: Planetaria by Cressida Kocienski


Friday March 15, 8pm ($10/$5/pwyc)

Performance: T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri

Co-presented by FUSE Magazine and Israeli Apartheid Week Toronto


Saturday & Sunday March 16-17, 1pm (FREE)

Workshop (and lunch): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri


Friday March 22, 8pm ($10/$5/pwyc)

Performance: Variations on Absurdity by Maryam Taghavi


Thursday March 28, 7-11pm (FREE)

Opening of .sight.specific. exhibition of residue/ephemera

PLUS closing party for XPACE exhibitions


Saturday March 30, 2pm (FREE)

Panel Discussion: Viewing .sight.specific.

With: Basil AlZeri, Golboo Amani, Cressida Kocienski, Maryam Taghavi

Moderated by Johanna Householder with Francisco-Fernando Granados



Basil AlZeri is an interdisciplinary, Toronto-based Palestinian artist working in performance, video, installation, food, and public art interventions/projects. His work is grounded in his practice as an art educator and community worker. His art is engaged with the intersection of everyday actions and life necessities. Given the context of a space, his work strives to interact with the public through gestures of generosity in social interactions and exchanges. AlZeri’s performance work has been exhibited in Toronto (Nuit Blanche, Whipper Snapper Gallery), Québec (Fait Maison 14), Winnipeg (Central Canadian Centre for Performance), and Mexico (Transmuted International Performance Art Festival, Performancear O Morir). www.basilalzeri.tumblr.com


Golboo Amani is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist, who creates works focused on process and research through a variety of mediums including photography, performance, space intervention, digital media, and participatory practice. Concerned with the configurations of power imbedded within institutional structures of knowledge production, Golboo's practice centers on pedagogical practices and artist-run counter culture. Through cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, the artist's recent bodies of work involve facilitating inclusive spaces of agency, organizing sites for generous skill sharing and embodied acts of reclamation. www.golbooamani.blogspot.ca


Cressida Kocienski holds an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmiths, London. Working between video, performance, and text, her research concerns spatial production and modes of narration. She collaborates with architects Nishat Awan and Phil Langley as OPENkhana, and with Suzanne Harris-Brandts as O[S]R. She is the co-editor of experimental publishing platform The Institute of Immaterialism. Kocienski was filmmaker in residence with Decolonizing Architecture Artists Residency, West Bank (2011). Her films have been screened at the Benaki Museum, Athens (2010); FormContent, London (2010); Pleasure Dome and TSV, Toronto (2012). She has performed at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010) and Tenderpixel, London (2012). www.cressidakocienski.blogspot.ca


Born and raised in Iran, Maryam Taghavi is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. She received her BFA in 2008 from Emily Carr University (Vancouver). Her work spreads across the mediums of drawing, photography, site-specific installation, and performance. Her practice is spread across social and spatial paradigms (the artist has been traveling between Iran and Canada since her graduation), and investigates the enigmatic relations between then and now, self and other, fiction and non-fiction. Her work examines the corporeal and psychological exchanges between architecture, domestic objects and the human body to create different scenarios for contemplation and forms of reception. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in Canada, Mexico and Iran. www.maryamtaghavidotcom.wordpress.com



Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Guatemalan-born, Toronto-based artist primarily focused on making live work. Disillusioned by nationalism, he is happy to be identified as a performance artist. He has presented work in venues including Kulturhuset Stockholm, Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), The Hessel Museum at Bard College, RAPID PULSE (Chicago), the Darling Foundry (Montreal), the Vancouver Art Gallery, and LIVE (Vancouver). He is the recipient of a Governor General of Canada’s Silver Medal for academic achievement, and holds a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. He has been a member of the 7a*11d Collective (organizers of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto) since 2012.



Curatorial essay by Francisco-Fernando Granados

Introductory essay by Ricky Varghese

Programming booklette design by Lisa Kiss Design


For more information:





4. EVENT: Belfast International Performance Art Festival 

Date: March 1-23, 2013: City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Brian Connolly


LOCATION: The Glass Box Exhibition Space @ University of Ulster, Belfast Campus



Alastair Mac Lennan

Mariel Carranza

Amy Brooks 

Dominic Thorpe

Pavana Reid

Kurt Johannessen

Mimosa Pale

Karine Talec

Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell

James King



Friday 1 March

Alastair Mac Lennan & Mariel Carranza: 10.00am – 5.30pm


Alastair & Mariel will present a new, durational and collaborative artwork, which they developed during the previous week, in relation to the Glass Box space.


Alastair MacLennan represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, in 1997, with intermedia work commemorating the names of all those who died as a result of the Political Troubles in Northern Ireland, from 1969 to (then) date. During the 1970's and 80's he made (some) long, non-stop durational performances in Britain, America and Canada, of up to 144 hours. Subject matter dealt with political, social and cultural malfunction. Since 1975 he has been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was a founding member of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange (1978). Since 1975 he has taught at the University of Ulster, Belfast, where for 11 years he ran the Master of Arts (MA) Fine Art programme. Currently, he travels regularly to Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Canada presenting Actuations (performance/installations). Since 1989 he has been a member of the internationally regarded performance art entity, Black Market International, which performs globally. He is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast, an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England, an Honorary Associate of the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland and a founding member of Belfast's Bbeyond.


Mariel Carranza is a Peruvian born, Los Angeles based artist. Using her body as sculpture in her performances, Carranza challenges conventional notions of time, space, and corporeal constraint. As an artist, she works from intuition, viscerally responding and attempting to reach an understanding of events occurring throughout the world. Utilizing time, space, textiles and actions as materials from which to create her performances, Carranza attempts transcendental experiences through labour and intensively focused actions. Mariel Carranza received her MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles.  


Tuesday 19 March

Amy Brooks: 10.30am -12.30pm approx. 

Dominic Thorpe: 1.30pm – 2.30pm


Wednesday 20 March

Pavana Reid: 10.30am – 12.30am

Kurt Johannessen: 2.00pm – 5.00pm


Thursday 21 March

Mimosa Pale: 10.30am start time

Kurt Johannessen: Fine Art Lecture, Conor Lecture Theatre, University of Ulster

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Karine Talec: 2.30pm – 3.30pm


Friday 22 March

Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell: 10.30am start time

James Fennel: 2.30pm start time


Saturday 23 March

James King: 10.45 – 11.45am

Bbeyond Monthly Meeting: 12.00 noon – 2.00pm


Curated by Brian Connolly

For enquiries or further information please contact Brian Connolly at: 

brianconnollyartist@btinternet.com or b.connolly@ulster.ac.uk




5. EVENT: Edgy Women Festival

Date: March 2-10, 2013; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Studio 303


Studio 303 presents Edgy Woman

Montreal, Canada

March 2-10, 2013


Undisciplined. Unapologetic. 20 years of feminist arts practices.


Full festival information and calendar:



The 20th anniversary of the Edgy Women festival in March 2013 will have a sports and gender theme involving three major events intertwining the worlds of art and athletics: a lucha libre wrestling match scripted by artist/wrestling club co-director Marijs Boulogne; a participatory hockey game with creative rules orchestrated by Meg Hewings, General Manager of the Montreal Stars, writer, video artist and self-proclaimed “art-jock”; and a collaborative performance event taking place at the Blue Cat Boxing Club. In addition, this project will include a colloquium (in collaboration with U-Pop and various universities), and two bloggers (an Anglophone and a Francophone) and a vlogger will reflect on the residency and issues raised.


This idea for this arts and athletics theme emerged gradually, around a few key incidences. Years ago, a women’s boxing tournament was held at the Sala Rossa, a popular cabaret venue. It was fascinating to see a sporting event lit by chandeliers, and this powerful experience triggered reflections about the nature of spectacle and the role of context. A seed was planted when Phil Dickinson, the organiser, later opened the Blue Cat Boxing Club and expressed an interest in hosting art events. At the 2011 edition of Edgy Women, Karen Sherman created a performance intervention on a public ice rink, in response to the extremely gendered representation of female bodies in women’s hockey and roller derby. The process spawned a great deal of conversation about sports, gender, community and art. There was a clear desire to further the investigation. Recent conversations with artists Marijs Boulogne and Heather Cassils, revealed their passion for their parallel athletic careers, and a visit to the atmospheric Blue Cat Boxing Club with its vast 4000 square foot area with punching bags and a ring, and intimate adjoining rooms, sealed the deal!


We live in a world that promotes a rhetorical opposition between art (sensitivity/subculture/femininity) and sports (strength/mainstream/masculinity). Both worlds harbor interesting and complex gender dynamics – particularly in terms of visibility and representation, competition and collaboration. Athletic culture offers a rich terrain for exploration in gender studies, about which much has been written, and there seems to be a growing interest to explore these issues through performance among the artists Studio 303 is invested in.


About Studio 303

Studio 303 exists to promote the evolution of live artistic practices. Concentrating on the physical body, Studio 303 is a unique resource centre which offers cutting edge workshops, innovative administrative services and a flexible, intimate studio laboratory where new works may be created and presented. Studio 303’s programming aims to stimulate enriching exchanges between a variety of artists, art forms and the public.




6. EVENT: PME-ART presents Every song i’ve ever written by Jacob Wren

Date: March 2, 2013: City: Montréal, Canada; Source: PME-ART


As part of Montréal’s Nuit Blanche, PME-ART presents
Every song i’ve ever written / Toutes les chansons que j’ai composées
(solo version)

by Jacob Wren
Saturday March 2, 2013, from 9:30 PM to 2:00 am
In the café of Usine C (Montréal)

For a little over four hours, Jacob will sing every song he wrote between 1985 and 2004, in chronological order.



Creation and performance: Jacob Wren
Graphic Design and Web Site: 1F (Patrick Pellerin and Éric Dubois)
Studio Production and Sound: Radwan Moumneh
Technical Direction: Mathieu Chartrand

In co-production with FFT (Düsseldorf), with the support of Kunststiftung NRW (Germany), CALQ and CAM. In collaboration with Usine C, and many other partners. 




7. EVENT: Re-visit the Table by the Action Lab NRW – PAErsche

Date: March 19, 2013; City: Koln, Germany; Source: asabank


Re-visit the Table: a performance by the Action Lab NRW – PAErsche

Orangerie Theater Cologne, http://www.orangerie-theater.de/


organized by: www.paersche.org

Info: facebook.com/PAErsche


PAErsche is engaged in the vivisection of the practice of action art, using the following instruments: The invitation of guests, focusing on thematic references and the gear ratio in the “Open Source Performance“.


Guests on this evening are international performance artists and artists from the Network Action Lab NRW.  In which way the different constellations for this evening are constituted is subject to an animated, continuous process, which will be summed up in the “public presentations” of the respective day. The thematic reference "table" is based on the table-conversations of various events presented by PAErsche in 2012. Various tables (4-6), each with two chairs, are placed in a room: The playground. On each table lies an object as invitation. The participants enter the room, choose a table and start a dialogue without speaking. They may bring other objects as presents and put them on the table. The dialogues start separately at each table and are then opened up so that all participants are – more or less – included in the situation. With this Open Source Group Performance PAErsche presents a practice of acting which does not testify to possessing a practice but indicates an open form in the making – it demonstrates development. 




8. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio presents Myriam Laplante

Date: March 21-23, 2013; City: Malmö, Sweden: Source: Lilith


Lilith Performance Studio presents a monumental performance by

Myriam Laplante (CA)


The Night Watch

March 21-23, 2013


Open Hours: 7pm-10pm 

Entrance: 60 SEK

Booking is required: The audience is let in small groups every 15 minutes and can stay as long as they want.

Book at: boka@lilithperformancestudio.com

Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmö


"The cat is dead and alive- at the same time". 


Myriam Laplante has created a monumental investigation of reality as we see it entitled The Night Watch, in collaboration with Lilith Performance Studio.


From a timeless office, a security guard is controlling a parallel operation on a surveillance monitor. Six cameras record the course of events from an unidentified site. What is he protecting? What are the cameras observing? Does the operation exist without the watch guard? 


Using a playful and absurd process she explores the precariousness of our perception, inspired by the illustration of quantum mechanics through the paradox of Schrödinger's cat.


The performance The Night Watch combines synchronous perception with uncanny staged events. The viewer is free to go straight through the rabbit hole into the experiment, and become a part of the simultaneous reality. 


Myriam Laplante, Canadian artist (b. Chittagong, Bangladesh 1954) lives and works in Bevagna, Italy, in a state of permanent doubt. Laplante started working with performance while she was a student at Ottawa University in the early seventies. Her early performances were essentially self-portraits, putting herself in the skin of circus side-shows (bearded lady, dancing monkey), a crying ghost or a mutant mermaid. In her performances, installations, sculptures and photographs, she blends cynisim and derision, melancholy and loss of control. She stages raw, biting, sometimes stern enactments that emanate from a bizarre and fantastic imagery. The characters she creates evolve in borderline situations between pleasure and discomfort. 


She has performed and exhibited in North America, Europe and Asia, from squats to museums. Her work is in the public collections of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Rome) and the Museo di Arte Contemporanea - MACRO (Rome), the Musée du Québec (Québec) and the National Museum of Photography (Ottawa). Recent performances: Adrift, Studio A’87, Spoleto; Therapy, PALS Performance Art Links, Fylkingen, Stockholm; Black Market International, different venues, Belfast, N. Ireland; Only this and Nothing More, Short Theatre, MACRO Mattatoio, Roma. Recent group shows:Crazy Vibes, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome; Who's paying you? Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal; Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania, Rome; Altri Mondi, and Arte dopo la Fotografia. 1850-2000, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma and Black Stars on a White Sky, Another Vacant Space, Berlin.




Lilith Performance Studio – Europe’s first combined production studio and venue for visual art performance. The studio creates new large-scale performance works from concept to presentation by inviting artists to realize on-site performances in close collaboration with the studio. Since its inception, Lilith Performance Studio has produced over 30 large-scale site specific performances in collaboration with artists from around the world. The Studio is found and run by the Artists and the Artistic Directors Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson.


For more information:



Tel: +46(0) 40 78997


Lilith Performance Studio is kindly supported by: Malmö Kulturnämnd, Statens Kulturråd and Region Skane. In collaboration with: Beckers färgservice and Svanströms Repro AB 




9. EVENT: Samtalekøkken 17 + 18

Date: March-April, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: Tomas Jonsson




Samtalekøkken 17 at Nikolaj Kunsthal 

Wednesday March 20, 7PM


Goodiepal (FO) 

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Pathosformel (IT/MX)







Free entrance, Hotdogs, discussions and performance.

We sell wine and good homebrewed beer. 



Open free workshop with Dariusz Fodczuk (PL) AT Forsøgsstationen www.forsoegsstationen.dk

More info follows.


Join Liveart.dk on Facebook and stay updated.



Samtalekøkken 18 at Nikolaj Kunsthal

Wednesday April 24, 7PM 


Dariusz Fodczuk (PL)

Sofie Lebeck (DK)

Sanna Albjørk (DK)








10. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Inaugural NXNE Art Festival

Deadline date: April 1, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Kate Hollet


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday April 1, 2013 at midnight 


The Voice of Art

NXNE is excited to launch NXNE Art, a new visual art series that builds on the success of NXNE to bring together musicians, filmmakers, entertainers, interactive artists and comedians from all over the world. NXNE ART is an interdisciplinary creative expression of culture encouraging cross collaboration of the arts. NXNE Art supports all levels of art from street to institutional. As one of the largest music festivals in the world, NXNE has the ability to create a cultural destination that can support many areas of creation. We are pleased to announce that the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Cameron Public House, representing a broad spectrum of visual art creators, are among those already committed to being part of the first edition of NXNE Art. 


NXNE Art is currently seeking artists, performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, curators, art historians, creative thinkers of all kinds!


Submit: You are invited to submit proposals for the 1st NXNE Art Festival, ideas for talks, installation, public events, performance art, street art, sound art, art collaborations…any art form to be added to the voice of art in the city.


Opportunities include: Exhibit at the Art Fair, Performance/Events openings in galleries. Artist Talks at Café’s and street art in the downtown core. Opportunities will be both site specific, based on the art, and an opportunity to participate in an Art Fair held June 14-16. 


The event will run from June 10 – June 16.

The Art Fair will run June 14-16, 2013.


Submission Procedure

Submissions should be sent to art@nxne.com

Please include a brief description of your idea/art, relevant links to support idea, outline of artist talk if you are interested in doing a talk. Make sure you include a CV and Description of how you see being involved in the Festival. 


if you are interested in being involved or exhibiting in the Art Fair, reserving a booth, please include a brief description of your intent fro the space, a small fee will apply. For any other ideas that are site specific locations, please include an outline of the space you may have in mind. 


Artist Selection: Selection will be made by the NXNE Art Committee no later than April 21, 2013. For more info: art@nxne.com




11. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Franklin Furnace Fund

Deadline date: April 1, 2013: City: New York, USA: Source: Franklin Furnace


This season is the 28th anniversary of the Franklin Furnace Fund.  Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to emerging artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works. Events are presented in partnership with collegial venues, online, or, in the city environment.


Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists supported by funding from Jerome Foundation must live in the five boroughs of New York. Full-time students are ineligible.


Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of "emerging artist" and "performance art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again.


Since 1985, the Fund has helped launch the careers of Jo Andres, Tanya Barfield, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, Lenora Champagne, Patty Chang, Papo Colo, Brody Condon, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Coco Fusco, Kate Gilmore, Pablo Helguera, Donna Henes, Murray Hill, Holly Hughes, Liz Magic Laser, Taylor Mac, Robbie McCauley, Jennifer Miller, Naeem Mohaiemen, Rashaad Newsome, Clifford Owens, Pope.L, Dread Scott, Pamela Sneed, Fiona Templeton and Diane Torr, among 241 other fund recipients.


Deadline: April 1, 2013

Info: http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/how_to_apply.php 

Application: http://franklinfurnace.myreviewroom.com 


Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building

80 Hanson Place, #301

Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506

T 718 398 7255

F 718 398 7256






12. EVENT: 27th Annual Performance Mix Festival

Date: April 8-14, 2013; City: New York, USA; Source: Karen Bernard


New Dance Alliance presents

The Flea Theater on April 8-14, 2013 

New Dance Alliance presents the 27th Annual Performance Mix, a weeklong festival with twenty-five outside-the-box performance and video dance artists.  Some highlights: we will feature full-length performances by International Artists in Residence Mayday/Melanie Demers presenting Goodbye as seen at the Festival Transamerique in Montreal; from France, the compagnie à contre poil du sens/Matthieu Hocquemillers’ Bonne Nouvelles; picking up from last year’s festival, Valerie Striar’s newly completed work Marguerite and Robert, part 2  (New York City); a sneak peek at Karen Bernard’s Suspending and Other Tricks;  and many other  performance artists on the move from near and far – Robert Tyree ( Portland, Oregon); Michael Samama, Oren Barnoy, Special Projects/Melinda Ring, and Maverick Dance Experience (New York City); video artists Charles Dennis (New York City) and  Livia Daza Paris (Quebec); and a closing performance of Rhythm and Schmooze hosted by Jane Goldberg with tap aficionados Roxane Butterfly, Cheryl Johnson and Michela Marino Lerman.  

All events take place at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street between Church and Broadway except the Closing Party to be held at NDA’s Loft, 182 Duane Street between Hudson and Greenwich
Tickets available at:



Maverick Dance Experience
Rosy Simas
Nina Winthrop and Dancers
Darcy Works
Roxane Butterfly
Cheryl Johnson
Michela Marino Lerman
T.L. Cowan
Oren Barnoy
Robert Tyree
Mélanie Demers
Tumi Johnson
Barbara Mahler
Emily Wexler
Matthieu Hocquemiller
Charles Dennis
Michael Freeman
Michal Samama
Ben Spatz
Nicoletta Cabassi
Renee Archibald
Bob Eisen
Ori Flomin
Jil Guyon
Karen Bernard
Valerie Striar
Livia Daza Paris


New Dance Alliance is an arts service organization whose mission is to support and promote dance and interdisciplinary artists.  NDA accomplishes this by providing opportunities for artists to share their work with each other and the public. Today, NDA has expanded and adapted services as the needs of this community change.


Please visit:



Director:  Karen Bernard
Board of Directors: Chairman, Fernando Maneca, Victoria Libertore, Maja Lorkovic (Treasurer), David Shapiro (Secretary), Tricia Smit and Nina Winthrop
Artist Advisory Panel: Arthur Aviles, Jane Goldberg, Jaamil Kosoko, Rebecca Patek, Christopher Williams, Nami Yamamoto





13. CALL FOR WORK: Dimanche Rouge Estonia 2013

Deadline date: May 1, 2013; City: Tallinn, Estonia; Source: Dimanche Rouge


Dimanche Rouge is currently considering proposals for experimental performances for its festival in Tallinn, Estonia from October 17th till the 20th, 2013.


Dimanche Rouge has rapidly grown into one of the largest monthly experimental performance festivals in Europe, presenting the work of over 600 artists from more than 60 countries in Paris and abroad since February 2011.  


The festival will be hosted at some of the most important Estonian art institutions including Kumu Art Museum, one of the largest art museums in the Baltics; Kultuurikatel, a unique international cultural center and former power plant where Tarkovsky filmed Stalker; Culture Factory Polymer/ Art Container, one of the main strong points for alternative culture in Tallinn, as well as at the iconic Sokos Hotel Viru.


Artists will also be able to take advantage of a program of roundtable discussions, workshops and talks. Performances proposed must be experimental and contain a live element.   


Work we program,

-multimedia, dance, performance art, video, sound, interventions, street art, and spoken word

-performances from other disciplines usually not included in art festivals such as hairstyle, cuisine, tattoo, massage, sports, the sciences and any other performative acts done in an experimental way


-artwork without a live component provided that the artist produces a piece live.  For instance, painters could show their work if they produce a painting during the festival.


Work we DO NOT program

-video screenings and other artwork that does not have a live component. If you wish to submit a video of your work to be screened, please apply for our weekly cable television program on Souvenirs From Earth www.dimancherouge.org/tv 


Dimanche Rouge will provide free accommodation for foreign artists for two nights--a maximum of two artists per performance. Dimanche Rouge will be unable to assist with travel funds and artists fees/costs, but can issue an official letter of invitation.


Please apply by clicking on the following link:


Deadline: May 1st 2013




14. WORKSHOP: Body Mapping Workshop/ Month of Performance Art Berlin

Date: May 06-11, 2013; City: Berlin, Germany, Source: Nathalie Fari


The starting point for this workshop is the Body Mapping concept in which one’s own body serves as the artistic medium for creating site-related actions and dramatic compositions. Teaching begins with bodywork to create awareness of the body and its sensitivities. Improvisation exercises will be conducted and tested, and common themes will be examined. The aim is to investigate the state of tension between body and space and in doing so examine our roles and particular behaviours as a performer (or social creature). What happens when we shake off our roles and adopt other people’s (e.g. spectators’) perspectives? Which dramatic compositions emerge to facilitate other forms of interaction? This workshop will look at these questions while working on a performance to be presented in public space on the last day.  


Nathalie Fari (Brazil/Germany) is a performance artist, art educator and yoga teacher. She has been exploring various methods and forms of performance and bodywork for 16 years. Under the name atelier obra viva, she develops and produces her own and collaborative projects at the junction between visual and performing arts. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Space Strategies at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin and is co-organizer of the Month of Performance Art in Berlin. She gives workshops in Brazil and Germany. www.nathaliefari.com


Participation Criteria:
This workshop is open for students and professional artists from different areas, who are willing to work with the own body or are interested in performance and site specific art.

May 6-11, 2013

10:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Glogau-Air/ Artist in Residence Program
Glogauerstrasse 16
10999 Berlin

Participation Fee: 240,00 €
10% Discount for students and payment until 31.03.2013
Registration and Information: nathalie@mpa-b.org




15. EVENT: Hitparaden Festival for Performance art and New Theater 

Date: May 16-19, 2013; City: Copenhagen, Denmark; Source: liveart.dk



Gwendoline Robin (BE)

Christian Falsnaes (DK)

Stuart Lynch (AU)

Iggy Malmborg (SE)

Johannes Schmit (SE)

Olof Olsson (SE)

Dariusz Fodczuk (PL)

Melanie Jame Wolf (AU)

Andre Stitt (IE)

Ellen Friis (DK)

Norpol (SE/DK)

Brian McCorkle (US)

Esther Neff (US)

Anya Liftig (US) 

….and many more


Hitparaden on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/189849101156718/?fref=ts

More info on: www.liveart.dk




16. WORKSHOP: MayDay Intensive Performance Art with VestAndPage

Date: May 21-28, 2013; City: Venice, Italy; Source: Venice International Performance Art Week


Venice International Performance Art Week presents Workshop Series

MayDay - Intensive workshop on the praxis of Performance art


In the framework of the formative activities of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Studio Contemporaneo and C32 performingartworkspace are glad to present the first of a series of practical workshops on Performance art in Venice: “MAYDAY - Intensive workshop on the praxis of Performance art“





DATES: 21 - 28 May 2013

From 10 am to 6 pm, for 7 consecutive days.

(Arrival 20.05. / Departure 29.05, with the possibility to prolong your stay individually for assisting the preview days of the 55° Venice Biennale of Arts 29.-31.05.)


VENUE: C32 performingartworkspace - Parco del Contemporaneo - Forte Marghera, Via Forte Marghera 30, Venice, Italy



FEE: 250,-€ / Students: 200,-€


-7 days workshop, for a total of 56 hours

-Shared sleeping facilities at the venue’s guesthouse

-One meal a day


For more INFORMATION please visit: www.veniceperformanceart.org or contact info@veniceperformanceart.org



"MayDay" is a 7 days intensive workshop on the praxis of Performance art, following Performance artist duo VestAndPage unique method through the process of making a performative piece. During the practical exercises, under various conditions, the participants are provided with means to conceive, develop and realize a performance, mainly only using their own body as a tool:

-To work towards touching point zero in perception, introspection, judgement (on one self and on the others) and intention, to then rebuild a new way of authenticity-based perception and expression, for finally transforming visions and ideas into a concrete artistic action.

-To take distance from merely being virtuous by establishing, evaluating, and energizing the personal action in se.

-To free oneself from common behavioural patterns so as to create new ways of encountering, collaborating and living.

-To overcome the fragile constituent limits, may they be based on physicality, fears or social patterns.

-To touch and strengthen the most human inner sensors in order to activate personal and universal memories, for using as germinal matter for future artistic substance.


Actions and exercises are innovative but inspired by Dynamic Breathing, Social Theatre, Living Theatre, Macro and Micro Spherology, Inner Library, Liminality, Archetypes, Rituality, Memory activation, Body-Space-Object, Time-Duration-Rhythm, Voice/Sound, Emotional Atmosphere, Inter-activity.


The goal of the workshop is to provide the participants with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge and artistic sensitivity to conceive a final, individual performance. Workshop language is English (Italian, German and Spanish, additionally if needed). Open to participants over the age of 18. No previous experiences required.



German artist and dancer Verena Stenke and Venetian artist, writer and curator Andrea Pagnes have been working together under the name of VestAndPage in Performance art, filmmaking, writing and curatorship since 2006. They are experienced workshop leaders and facilitators for students, art professionals from different backgrounds and non-art participants, either normally endowed or differently abled, of any age. They have been invited to hold practical workshops, research lectures and teachings in institutions worldwide such as Centre for Community Cultural Development and Lingnan University (Hong Kong), UNEARTE Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes (Caracas), Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan), Universidad Austral (Valdivia, Chile), University of Fine Arts and Theatre (Santiago, Chile), EMBA (Buenos Aires), Alumnos47 Foundation (Mexico City), TeaK Theatre Academy (Helsinki), Seoul Art Space (Seoul), The Substation (Singapore), BITEF Theatre (Belgrade), NYU Steinhardt School of Culture (Venice/New York), Social Theatre Academy IsoleComprese (Florence) among others.



VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is a live art exhibition project focused on Performance art. The 1st edition was held in December 2012 at Palazzo Bembo, in which 31 international artists, ranging from pioneers to emerging artists, were presented in an intensive 7 days program of exhibitions and live performances. www.veniceperformanceart.org


C32 PERFORMINGARTWORKSPACE is a project by Marco Polo System g.e.i.e. for Forte Marghera - Parco del Contemporaneo. Curated by Aldo Aliprandi and Marianna Andrigo. It works in production and activation of a variety of formative projects including, but not limited to, performance, experimental music and dance. Its 500sqm space is divided into dance/rehearsal hall, living room and guesthouse with bathroom and kitchen. It is conceived to host artist residencies, workshops and work-in-progress activities, collaborating with local and international artists and institutions to create opportunities for exchange and experimentation in the contemporary arts.




Sleeping: Participants will stay in shared rooms at the C32 guesthouse.

Dining: Considering MayDay as a time of healthy learning and artistic exchange, we provide for shared dinning. C32 is equipped with a kitchen and dining room, where a range of nutritional meals are prepared daily and particular attention is paid to the use of organic and natural products that have not been treated with chemical additives: cheese from the province of Maso Dobbiaco in South Tyrol; salami and cold cuts from a small company in Belluno; fruit and vegetables are purchased directly from farmers as well as biological pasta, rice, coffee, bread, etc. In line with our focus on avoiding waste and cutting down on pollution, we do not to use plastic plates, cups or cutlery.



The workshop process as well as the final performances will be documented in photograph and video, and become part of the archive of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, to be officially screened at the next event edition. The participants will be provided with a booklet publication afterwards. At the end of the formative workshop a certificate with formative credit points value, will be issued to each participant.


VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK | WORKSHOP SERIES are presented by Studio Contemporaneo and C32 performingartworkspace. They are part of Parco del Contemporaneo, an initiative by Regione del Veneto, Città di Venezia and Marco Polo System g.e.i.e.






Established in 1993, FADO Performance Inc. (Performance Art Centre) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Currently, we are the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. We present the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their on-going support of our endeavors. To subscribe or unsubscribe from this mailing list, please visit the home page: www.performanceart.ca


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