p.ARTE (at the) Museu

1st International Performance Art Symposium

  • Artists

  • Speakers

  • Mediators

Cecília Stelini (Campinas, Brazil)

Visual artist graduated from FAAP / SP and curator of the space AT | AL | 609. Participated in the JAC program (1967-1974) coordinated by Walter Zanini at MAC / USP. Since then, she has participated in performance festivals and projects in Brazil and other countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Canada, Finland, Northern Ireland and the United States.

Eliana Brasil (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Visual artist, graduate student at UFPR and researcher. Participates in the collective of black artists: Blackening: Young Artists, and EroEre: Women Artists. Her poetics address the self-affirmation and identity construction of black women. His most recent exhibition is the collective “Strategies of Women” at Farol Santander in Porto Alegre.

Fernanda Quintana-Pistono (Chile)

Visual artist graduated from Universidad Playa Ancha and co-founder of Atavica. Develops performance works as a means of expansion and communication of the body (social, territorial and political space). His works explore intervention, installation, video and photography. Since 2014, participates as an artist of national and international exhibitions.

Maíra Vaz Valente (São Paulo)

Visual artist and researcher. Develops research in the field of performance in Brazilian art. In 2011, he received the CCSP Researcher Award. Participates in national and international exhibitions, besides acting as a collaborator and co-directoro of p.ARTE.

Margit Leisner (Curitiba)

Visual artist graduated from the F + F School for Art and Media Design in Zurich, Switzerland and director, since 2014, of the Farol Arte e Ação Gallery, based in Curitiba. He sees his artistic practice related to contexts of performance art culture and its possibilities as an open system in the field of arts.

Tissa Valverde (Curitiba)

Visual artist, cultural producer, social entrepreneur, co-founder of Bicicletaria Cultural and co-creator of p.ARTE. She has a degree in International Relations from Curitiba University and a postgraduate degree in Education and Art History from FAP

Verônica Cruz (Chile)

Ballerina, choreographer, teacher and performance artist, graduated in Dance from the Chilean School of Arts and in parallel as a classical dancer. Interested in contemporary dance, she participated in groups and later founded the QEPD (que en paz danza). It is part of the Black Market and Antagonism performance collectives.

Alastair MacLennan (Irlanda)

Emeritus artist and professor at U.U. (Ulster / NIR), graduated from DJSAD (Dundee / SCO) and master from SAIC (Chicago / USA). He is one of the leading performance practitioners in Britain. During the 1970s and 1980s he produced long-lasting performances - avoiding sleeping or eating during the performance. His work generally deals with the political, social and cultural malfunctions of society.

Amabilis de Jesus (Curitiba, Brasil)

Artist and teacher, graduated in Fine Arts from UFPR, Master in Theater by UDESC and PhD in Performing Arts from UFBA. She is a teacher of costume, set design and performance of the Collegiate of Performing Arts of Unespar | Curitiba II Campus.

Luana Veiga (Campinas/Curitiba, Brasil)

Multimedia artist and professor at UFPR, graduated in Fine Arts from USP and PhD from Unicamp. Her work is  devoted to performance, experimental cinema and collaborative curatorial projects. Her most recent project was the performance "Siembra” presented at last july in Colombia.

Malgorzata Kazmierczak (Polônia)

Professor, researcher, curator and writer, with a Ph.D. in History. Author of critical articles on contemporary art and performance. She is a professor at the Szczecin Academy of Art (Poland) and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University of Krakow.

Marilyn Arsem (Estados Unidos)

Artist, teacher and researcher, she graduated from BFA (Boston, USA). Incorporating installation and performance, her works range from solo presentations to large-scale propositions. She taught in art courses from 1985 to 2014. Her works were presented in 30 countries.

Sandra Johnston (Inglaterra)

Johnston’s artworks involve exploring the aftermath of trauma through acts of commemoration that exist as forms of live testimony. Currently teaching at Northumbria University, England. In 2013, she published, Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation into Concepts of Doubt, Risk and Testimony Explored Through Consideration of Performance Art Processes in Relation to Systems of Legal Justice (LIT, Germany).



Debora Santiago

Artista, professora e pesquisadora, é mestre e doutoranda em Artes Visuais pela Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina, formada em Escultura pela Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná. É professora da UNESPAR / Campus I – EMBAP. Atua como artista desde 1994 e realizou exposições individuais na Galeria T20 em Murcia, Espanha; Galeria Monumental em Lisboa, Portugal; Fundação Cultural de Criciúma, Santa Catarina; Ybakatu Espaço de Arte e Sesc da Esquina, em Curitiba, Paraná.

Isadora Matiolli (Curitiba, Brasil)

É mestre em História, Teoria e Crítica de Arte pela UFRGS e graduada em Artes Visuais pela UFPR. Pesquisa as relações entre feminismos e arte contemporânea no Brasil, com ênfase em fotografia e multimeios, e atua como curadora independente. Participou como curadora assistente do Circuito Universitário da Bienal de Curitiba em 2017 e 2019. Já realizou exposições no Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Boiler Galeria, Linha, entre outras.

Marilyn Arsem

Workshop Performance as experiment

This workshop focuses on performance art as a site of learning. The performance action is an experiment in which the end result is not known, either by the performer or the viewers. Instead, something is discovered through the process of doing the work, in the act of observing and experiencing change and transformation.

Using performance, you might choose to learn something about yourself, about the world around you, or about the audience. The challenge is selecting materials and designing an action that allows you to effectively examine the question that you are asking. In some performances, your action may be very literal, while in others it might be more metaphorical.

Unrehearsed, this work is made in front of viewers. What is the role of the witness in the work? What does their presence allow you to do? Is there a way to involve them directly in the inquiry? How might they help you? 

During the workshop, you will design and execute several different experiments in order to learn something new. You will utilize different performance strategies including ones that engage the viewer. Guided writing exercises will further develop your practice of constructing and analyzing your own work.

More information here.

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