The Performa Biennial 2023 is preparing its tenth edition of the internationally acclaimed festival dedicated to live interdisciplinary performance by visual artists. It will take place across New York City from November 1 to 19, 2023, showcasing new commissions by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists working today.

Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa aims to expand the possibilities for visual artists working in performance, providing essential curatorial and production support. Performa 2023 will feature events and talks at the Performa Hub, as well as the return of Performa's Pavilions Without Walls program, which reflects the social, geographical, and political landscapes of a different country with each edition. In 2023, Finland is the festival's focus country, and the Finnish Pavilion Without Walls will commission and present new works from contemporary artists based in Finland, in collaboration with the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

The artist commissions announced for Performa 2023 include:

- Marcel Dzama, a Canadian artist known for his whimsical drawings, sculptures, films, and installations that often reference literature, history, and popular culture. Dzama will create a new performance that explores themes of violence, resistance, and revolution.

- Julien Creuzet, a French artist who works across media to create poetic narratives that address colonialism, migration, identity, and ecology. Creuzet will present a new performance that incorporates sound, sculpture, and poetry to reflect on his Caribbean heritage and diasporic experience.

Performa 2023 is organized by RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Chief Curator. Visit the site for details on other commissions and programming.

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