PERFORMANCE: “Sidewalking”

DATE: “Monday August 17 to Friday August 21 starting at 7am on Monday August 17” LOCATION: “Roaming along Milwaukee Ave ”

Michal Samama creates body-based art works incorporating movement, sound, everyday objects, text, installation and site-specific practices. She is currently an MFA candidate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and will graduate in the spring of 2015. Samama is the recipient of SAIC 2013-15 New Artist Society Scholarship Award and the Edes Semi-Finalist Fellowship Award. She most recently presented her work at ASPECT RATIO Gallery in Chicago, The Chocolate Factory in NYC and Curtain Up Festival 2014 in Tel Aviv. In Chicago, her work has been presented at EXPO CHICAGO 2014, 6018 North Gallery, Rapid Pulse Festival 2014 and TBSO3 at Defibrillator Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Links Hall, TRITRIANGLE and Northwestern University. In New York she presented her work at New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance Mix Festival, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, CPR, Chez Bushwick, Priska C. Juschka Gallery, AUNTS and the 92nd Street Y, where she also curated Sunday At Three in January 2012. Selected residencies: 2012-2013 Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, Movement Research 2011-2013 Artist-in-Residence and LiftOff Residency-New Dance Alliance.

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