Artist Round Table: Performance Artists

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photo/foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Presenters: Gonzalo Rabanal, María José Contreras, Rocio Boliver, Xandra Ibarra

Moderator: Lois Weaver


Colectivo CARNAR is:  Gonzalo León Rabanal, father and grandfather, who was initiated into performance art after the piece Mal decir la letra; Valeria León Ibáñez, daughter and granddaughter, whose BA is in Visual Arts; and Bernardo León Gómez (Gonzalo Rabanal), son and father, who has degrees in Audiovisual Communication and Art.

María José Contreras Lorenzini is a performance artist and the Director of Teatro de Patio. She teaches at the School of Theater at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her work moves between academic research and artistic production, creatively studying and exploring the relationship between the body, memory and performance.

Rocio Boliver has been active in the actual international art circuit for the last 20 years. In 1991 she started her performance career with the reading of her porno-erotic texts, concentrating her proposals in criticizing repression of women. Boliver’s work places her in the most radical wing in the history of Body Art in Mexico.

Xandra Ibarra (b. 1979, El Paso, Texas) is a video and performance artist living and working in Oakland, California. La Chica Boom is a neo-burlesque performance project that Ibarra created to question sexual/racial representation, queer formations, and compulsory whiteness.

Lois Weaver is a performance artist, writer, director & activist. Co-founder of Spiderwoman Theatre, Split Britches, & WOW Theatre; Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre & AiR Supply Collective. Her experiments in performance as public engagement include the Long Table, the Library of Performing Rights, & the FeMUSEum.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building
  • Date: June 28, 2014
Artist Round Table: Performance Artists Edited by Victor Bautista
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