Michal_On holding WVMichal Samama creates works at the intersection of dance, performance, theater and the visual arts, addressing the fundamental condition of performance – situating a body in the public realm.  Rooted in body and movement, her work moves between the gallery, the theater, and the public space, exploring the different dynamics by which these spaces are ‘framing’ the
body.  By using mass-consumption objects, site-specific practices, text and sound elements, she interrogates the tension between the ‘static’, visual image and the live, breathing body. Samama’s work was presented and commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York, ASPECT RATIO Gallery in Chicago, Petach Tikva Museum and Curtain Up festival in Tel Aviv and Theatre de la Ville in Paris (as part of Chicago in Paris 2015). In Chicago, her work was also presented as part of InTIME 2016, 6018 North Gallery, Out of Site 2015, Rapid Pulse Festival 2014 and TBSO3 at Defibrillator Gallery, EXPO CHICAGO 2014, Julius Caesar Gallery, Sector 2337, 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, CPR, Chez Bushwick, Priska C. Juschka Gallery, among others. Samama received her MFA from the performance program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of SAIC 2013-15 New Artist Society Scholarship Award, Edes Semi-Finalist Fellowship Award and the James Nelson Raymond fellowship.

Documentation of Performance: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/632988643