Irina Danilova

Irina Danilova

Trained as an artist in Ukraine (BA), Danilova immigrated to the United States in 1995 and received an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (1996).  She has been teaching at Kingsborough College of CUNY in Brooklyn, NY since 2002. Irina has participated in numerous...
ieke Trinks

ieke Trinks

Netherlands based artist ieke Trinks performs work that often includes the contributions of others in the creation of it. Unscripted Play (Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK, USA, 2014), for example, was a collaborative residency with U.S. artist Sarah McKemie, in which the artists initiated improvisational work with high school students,...
Free Air

Free Air

Free Air, is a collaboration between Regin Igloria and Amy Sinclair who first performed for Out of Site in 2014. In this performance entitled Every Something Becoming Nothing we will exhale our breaths consistently into plastic tubing that feeds into a glass jar of ink and soap, creating a fountain of bubbles growing,...
Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a butoh inspired dance performer who creates movement inspired by personal memories. She adapts the scores to devise interactive performances and solo dance works. Her performances often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with...
Jeremy Pauly

Jeremy Pauly

If we look at psychology as a science, of reading what the physical world does to the psychical, then we can recognize politics as the collateral damage of this relationship. An essay to make it work, whatever it takes, is on which i concentrate my works, the beauty, the disaster,...
Allen Conkle

Allen Conkle

Allen received a BA in theatre and visual performance from Columbia College in 2000 and later earned an MA in performance studies from San Francisco State University where he currently teaches Performance art, Performance research and Masculinity and Communication. He worked with the critically acclaimed Nomenil Collective in Chicago writing...
Michal Samama

Michal Samama

Michal 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...
Martine Viale

Martine Viale

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Based in action art, her work is contextual and Site-specific. Working in the public space and unusual places that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passersby, she is interested in the momentary loss of bearings and the use of...
CV Peterson

CV Peterson

CV Peterson (Eau Claire/Chicago) is a mad scientist storyteller. They combine scientific exploration and art to examine human-caused environmental devastation. Spinning a whimsical supposition of the planet after Humanity is extinct. In this theorized future plastic is Humanity’s legacy and fungus is the next sentient being to roam the earth....
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT) “sHit if not she” Note: [sHe/it…] is Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi’s [crazinisT artisT] bio-political pronoun. Anyone or any institution can ‘responsibly’ use any pronoun of their preference for crazinisT artisT, otherwise just use “sHit” and “sHits” Born 1981 in Ho, Ghana, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] works...
Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek is a performing artist and facilitator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, their work challenges the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir, and asserts that disruption has the ability to create social and ecological change. Through Butoh Curious and Butoh Chicago, Zalek connects national and...
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 with an MFA in performance and York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has exhibited across Canada and the US, at Art Mur...
Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou is a visual artist and performer born in Catalonia (Spain) in 1986. Ph.D in Fine Arts and MA from the University of Barcelona. She was formed in voice studies from the Conservatory of Barcelona and she has been done several courses about body conscience to understand how...
Sheila Toledo

Sheila Toledo

My name is Sheila Toledo Ribes and I am currently studying toward my PhD at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Previously, I completed my Master of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz, specifically at the Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glass (IKKG). Since 2008 my...
Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a butoh inspired dance performer who creates movement based interactive performances. Her work often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with the memory of the moment. This year’s performance is inspired by a drawing...
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Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT)

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (CrazinisT artisT) “sHit if not she” Note: [sHe/it…] is Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi’s [crazinisT artisT] bio-political pronoun. Anyone or any institution can ‘responsibly’ use any pronoun of their preference for crazinisT artisT, otherwise just use “sHit” and “sHits” Born 1981 in Ho, Ghana, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] works internationally but lives in Kumasi,...
Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek is a performing artist and facilitator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, their work challenges the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir, and asserts that disruption has the ability to create social and ecological change. Through Butoh Curious and Butoh Chicago, Zalek connects national and international teaching artists with Chicago...
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 with an MFA in performance and York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has exhibited across Canada and the US, at Art Mur Montreal, Eastern Edge Gallery Newfoundland,...
Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou is a visual artist and performer born in Catalonia (Spain) in 1986. Ph.D in Fine Arts and MA from the University of Barcelona. She was formed in voice studies from the Conservatory of Barcelona and she has been done several courses about body conscience to understand how our body works. Her passion...
Sheila Toledo

Sheila Toledo

My name is Sheila Toledo Ribes and I am currently studying toward my PhD at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Previously, I completed my Master of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz, specifically at the Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glass (IKKG). Since 2008 my interest in the material of...
Sojourner Zenobia

Sojourner Zenobia

Sojourner Zenobia (she/her and they/them) is a Chicago-based storyteller, performance artist and ritual-space holder. She graduated from Naropa University (Boulder) in 2006 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Performance and a minor in Buddhist Philosophy. She studied performance at the School at Steppenwolf (Chicago) under Alexandra Billings in 2009 as well as Pantheatre (Paris) in 2011...
Erin Evans Delaney

Erin Evans Delaney

Erin Evans Delaney is a politically engaged artist, who utilizes performance, music, and social practice as forums to engage the viewer’s sense of proximity and generosity. Erin explores our human proclivity for alliance building and urge for community reclamation by activating spaces for resistance, feminist expression, and radical giving. Her performance work offers viewers insight...
Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a butoh inspired dance performer who creates movement based interactive performances. Her work often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with the memory of the moment. This year’s performance is inspired by a drawing her daughter created who is...
Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann

Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann

Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann collaborate, one creating the props and costumes and the other creating the performances. For Out of Site performance in 2019 they have been thinking about the topography of the city. Coming from the mountainess region of Lucerne in Switzerland, the landscape of Chicago is dramatically flat in comparison. They are...

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