ITINERANT Performance Art Festival opens this Friday

Performance Art Festival

March 30th, 2012, 8 – 11 PM



840 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, launches ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT starts its five week program at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE in Brooklyn on Friday, March 30th, featuring the work of local, national and international performance artists.

ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.

Participating artists at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE are: Jessica Bonenfant, Camila Cañeque, Amy Finkbeiner, Carlos Gonzalez, Whitney V. Hunter, Rosalind Murray, Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely, Negin Moss, Alaina Stamatis, Chris Udemezue, and Genevieve White.

ITINERANT 2012 will be presented in New York City on the following dates and in collaboration with the following venues: Friday, March 30th, 8 – 11 PM at Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn; Saturday, April 21st, 6 – 9 PM at Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens; Saturday, April 28th, 7 – 10 PM at Floor 4 Art, 2136 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 2nd Floor, Manhattan; Sunday, April 29th, 6 – 9 PM at Bronx Art Space, 305 East 140th Street, Bronx; and Saturday, May 5th, 6 – 8 PM at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

In addition, ITINERANT will present Public Performances at the new 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 74th and 73rd Streets) in Jackson Heights, Queens. The program includes the presentation of “Worlds Together, Worlds Apart,” a durational performance collaboration between Camila Cañeque and Hector Canonge, every Friday, April 6th – May 4th, 3 – 6 PM, and the public performances by Chloe Bass, John Cichon, Lizzie Scott, and Priscila Stadler on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM.

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is under the direction of artist, Hector Canonge, who launched ITINERANT in Queens in 2011. Canonge explains that ITINERANT is “the first program for performance art in this borough,” and that he “wants to introduce audiences to this art form as well as to create dialogue and exchange among artists coming from all over to the festival. ITINERANT started as a mini-festival with handful of local artists presenting their live performances at Crossing Art Gallery, I wanted to create the same in larger scale in NYC.” Canonge adds that the experience has been an incredible challenge. “To be able to collaborate with organizations and galleries in the five boroughs, to have their support and trust that I could carry such enterprise has been a major incentive in organizing the event.” QMAD, under the leadership of Canonge, presents the monthly LGBT film series CINEMAROSA, the annual program Framing AIDS, and the monthly art series A-Lab Forum.


GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE (840 Broadway – 2nd Floor) is located on Flushing Avenue Stop on J-Z Trains. Walk 3 blocks east on Broadway, btwn. Ellery St. & Park Ave.

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