about the artists
Peio Aguirre is an art critic, writer and independent curator based in San Sebastian, Spain. He works with subjects such as modernism, Marxism, form and formalism and science fiction. In his critical approach, he is interested in crossing boundaries between critical theory, art, architecture and design. He has published in magazines such as Afterall Journal, A Prior Magazine, Chto delat, Frieze, Flash Art and e-flux Journal, among others.
Carola Dertnig lives and works in Vienna. Since 2006 she has been a Professor of Performative Art at The University of Fine Arts in Vienna. She was a participant in the 1997 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, and has been teaching as a guest professor at CalArts in Los Angeles. Dertnig’s work has appeared in several exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Artists Space, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Secession, and the MUMOK in Vienna. Dertnig has published books inclduing Let’s Twist Again, If You Can’t Think It, Dance It, Performance in Vienna from 1960 Until Today (2006) (co-edited with Stefanie Seibold) and Performing the Sentence: Views on Research and Teaching in Performance Art (2014), (co-edited with Felicitas Thun). She is on the Board of the Secession, Vienna.
Dora García lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013. She took part in the 56th Venice International Art Exhibition, dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2010. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of people in marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. These characters have often been the center of her film projects, such as The Deviant Majority (2010) and The Joycean Society (2013).
Adrià Julià was born in Barcelona, Spain and lives and works in Los Angeles. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at Miró Foundation, Barcelona; Dan Gunn, Berlin; Project Art Center, Dublin; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; LAXART, Los Angeles; Artists Space, New York; Insa Art Space, Seoul; Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid and La Virreina, Barcelona. He has been in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museu Reina Sofia, Madrid; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Lyon Bennial, Lyon; Generali Foundation, Vienna; 7th Mercusur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brasil; Akademie der Künste, Berlin. He presented performances at 29th São Paulo Bienal and Galeria Soledad Lorenzo.
David Levine is an artist based in Boston whose work explores the conditions of performance and spectatorship across a variety of mediums, including theater, video, pedagogy, and visual arts. His performance projects have been seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany; and the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York, among other venues.
Emily Mast is a Los Angeles-based visual and performing artist. Her video and performance work has been exhibited internationally and was included in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA” biennial in 2014. She has also performed live at LACMA, Human Resources, the Velaslavasay Panorama, Night Gallery, Public Fiction, and REDCAT. Many of Mast’s pieces begin with an abstract text and she says of her work, “I’m someone who’s always trying to squeeze things into their very essence.” In 2013, she received a grant from the Harpo Foundation to develop a new series of performances.
Muégano Teatro (Santiago Rodós and Pilar Aranda) was formed in Madrid as a self-taught permanent workshop focusing on the analysis of the work of Bertolt Brecht. Years later they returned to Guayaquil in Ecuador where Pilar Aranda and Santiago Roldós founded the Laboratory of Independent Theater and the Theater Career of ITAE (Institute of Arts of Ecuador), which some of its current members joined. They inaugurated Espacio Muégano Teatro in 2014.
Silke Otto-Knapp lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Selected solo exhibitions include Land Lies in Water, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); Monday or Tuesday, Camden Arts Centre, London (2014); Cold Climate, Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2014); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); Fogo Island Arts, Canada (2014); Geography and Plays, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2013); A light in the moon / MATRIX 239, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2011); Many many women, Kunstverein München, Munich (2010); Present time exercise, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2009); and 50ft Queenie, Tate Britain, London (2005). Otto-Knapp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Catherine Sullivan lives and works in Chicago, IL. She is a video and performance artist. In 1992, she earned her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts, and in 1997 she earned her MFA at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, under the direction of Mike Kelley. Sullivan is a former actress. Five Economies (big hunt/little hunt) (2002) restages scenes from films including The Miracle Worker, Marat/Sade, Persona and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. Tis Pity She’s a Fluxus Whore (2003) combines filmed re-enactments of a 1953 production of John Ford’s play and a 1964 Fluxus performance. Her works D-Pattern and The Chittendens were made in collaboration with the composer Sean Griffin. She won a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in 2004 and her works are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate and the Miami Art Museum.
Kerry Tribe lives and works in Los Angeles. Tribe’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto, Modern Art, Oxford, Camden Arts Centre in London and Arnolfini in Bristol. She is currently preparing her first solo show at SFMoMA. Her work has been included in recent significant exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She is a recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a USA Artists Award. Her work is in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Hammer Museum, The Orange County Museum of Art and The Generali Foundation, among others.