UPCOMING : : : 2024 Venice International Performance Art Week

December 13 - 15, 2024, at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice 



December 15 - 17, 2023, at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice 



With live performances by Petra Kuppers, Andrigo&Aliprandi, Nicola Fornoni, Franko B, Yiannis Pappas, Marta Jovanovic, Dyana Gravina, Vicky Maier & Steef Kersbergen, Priiya Prethora, Gabriele Provenzano, Sabrina Bellenzier, Giorgi Rodionov and works on exhibit by Francesca Fini, Nicola Fornoni, Franko B, Kirsten Heshusius, Vicky Maier & Steef Kersbergen, Sara Kostic, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Petra Kuppers, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Kat Noli, Yiannis Pappas, Kyrahm & Julius Kaiser/Julia Pietrangeli, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Priiya Prethora, Pacha Queer, Katarina Rankovic, Sabrina Bellenzier & Giorgi Rodionov, Matilde Sambo, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Chantal Spapens, Despina Zacharopoulou,  Aleksander Zain.


DigiLabAir | Emergencies of the Contemporary focused on sustainable development as a fundamental principle of our societies. The DIGILABAIR exhibition comprises 24 performance-based video works, 15 of which were realised during digital art residencies hosted by the five project partners' European non-profit cultural associations. The results are further disseminated on the PAV Performance Art Video online platform, launched on this occasion. EMERGENCIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY featured a live performance program with internationally recognised and emerging performance artists addressing pressing issues such as marginalisation, poverty, climate emergency, migration, accessibility, social and gender equality, justice and peace.





December 17, 2022, at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice 

Under Scars is envisioned and devised by the artist duos VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes) and Marianna Andrigo & Aldo Aliprandi in collaboration with Irina Baldini, Sabrina Bellenzier, Giorgia de Santi, daz disley, Nicola Fornoni, Marisa Garreffa, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Ash McNaughton, Aisha Pagnes, Enok Ripley, Sara Simeoni, Mauro Sambo, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Marcel Sparmann and Emily Welther.

Under Scars is a gathering of experienced artists and performers who challenge their practice to attempt novel perspectives on art and society. It is a collective work that gravitates around the themes of disability, severe diseases, addiction, patriarchy, capitalism, abuse and discrimination. The wounds and stigma they cause are dealt with poetically through performance actions and artmaking rituals of kinship and togetherness. On this occasion, Palazzo Mora’s main hall and six adjacent rooms transform into a dwelling site of interconnected performance installations, where temporary, intensive co-creation processes aim to reveal the qualities of existence. The hosting space functions as a social-narrative incubator wherein performance methods are intertwined for coagulating inclusive and expansive life stories. The collaborative performance unfolds as it builds on sustained encounters of different artistic research combined with performative practices. As the title suggests, the artists now gather to unveil precious experiences of vulnerabilities, hesitations, fragilities, hopes, the unspoken they carry under their cicatrices, and wounds healed by performing. Memories and experiential transformation processes entwine and collide to respond poetically to present emergencies.



2022 • Co-Creation Residency: Body Matters

May 31 to June 10, 2022, with a public sharing on June 9, C32 performingartworkspace, Forte Marghera, Mestre-Venice

With Aldo AliprandiMarianna Andrigo, Irina Baldiniselina bonelli, daz disleyNicola FornoniFenia Kotsopoulou, Ash McNaughtonJoseph Morgan SchofieldSara SimeoniMarcel Sparmann, VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes), Emily Welther.

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we tell, interpret and communicate our stories to others. After two years of inactivity compelled by the pandemic, the Venice International Performance Art Week returns with a residential project, which arises from the need to re-form a temporary artistic community in a physical space similar to a blank page. In these precarious times, resuming artistic collaboration in proximity means returning to imagining not only which future environments we expect to live in, but above all identifying the sources of inspiration we seek and the most suitable tools to be able to implement our desires.




From October 31, 2020, every Saturday for 20 weeks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (RS)
The Venice International Performance Art Week presents a program of performance art films as part of the museum's PERFORMANCE ART PROGRAM with works by and about Hermann Nitsch, ORLAN, Stelarc, Paul McCarthy, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Franko B, Ron Athey, Chris Burden, Lydia Lunch, Jelili Atiku, Francesca Fini, Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield, Hsiang-Yun Huang and Sun-Ni Ja, Jon John, Paul King, Kyrahm + Julius Kaiser, Pyotr Pavlensky, Preach R Sun, VestAndPage, Roberto Adanto and Waldemar Januszczak.


January 8-18, 2020 (Open to the public on January 15-18, 2020) at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora.
60 participating artists from 28 countries selected through an open call are invited to articulate and develop their individual praxis within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation. In a residential setting and under the tuition of the artists Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi.


Saturday, December 15, 2018, a 4-hours collective performance opera at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora.
Anam Cara – Dwelling Body is a live collective performance opera envisioned and devised by the artist duos VestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi in collaboration with Francesco Kiais, Giorgia de Santidaz disleyMarisa GarreffaFenia KotsopoulouPavlos KountouriotisEnok RipleySara SimeoniMauro & Matilde SamboMarcel Sparmann and Susanne Weins, with the artistic and organizational assistance of Sabrina Bellenzier and Gülbeden Kulbay, and under the technical direction of Giovanni Dantomio | We Exhibit.


December 6-16, 2017, at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice 
With CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1, the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK headed in a new direction in 2017, following the closure of the Trilogy of the Body in 2016. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1 is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind. The aim in 2017 was to empower 75 participating artists from 28 countries selected through an open call, to articulate and develop their individual praxis within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation. In a residential setting and under the tuition of the artists Marilyn ArsemVestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi, and with morning lectures by Robin DeaconJill McDermid & Erik HokansonPreach R SunMarcel Sparmann, and Elisabetta di Mambro. The culmination of this 10-day co-creation process was open to the public on the days December 14-16, 2017: transforming the ART WEEK venue European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as collaborative and solo performances.


The Trilogy of the Body live art exhibition project consisted of Hybrid Body – Poetic Body (2012), Ritual Body – Political Body (2014) and Fragile Body – Material Body (2016). The project aimed to promote the practices of performance art on a local, national and international scale, with an exhibition and live program exclusively dedicated to them, and the related Learning Program presented in cooperation with international partner organizations. Each of the three editions of the Trilogy of the Body, consisted of a comprehensive exhibition showing historical performance art pioneers' works and documentation, alongside the presentation of live art performances by contemporary established and emerging international performance artists. The program was structured as such: daily morning talks by and encounters with the participating artists, associated curators and cultural operators open to the public; series of long durational performances during the afternoons; and shorter performance slots in the evenings. The ART WEEK | FRINGE section is dedicated to upcoming and emerging artists, both local and international. For each year's edition, VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK and VestAndPage press publish limited edition post-event hardcover catalogues documenting the exhibition and live performances, with essays on performance art-related issues by international scholars.



EXHIBITION: Yoko Ono, VALIE EXPORT, Hermann Nitsch, Jan Fabre, Gabriela Alonso, Santiago Cao, David Dalla Venezia, Francesca Fini, Francesco Kiàis, Andrea Morucchio, Nelda Ramos, Shima, Manuel Vason, Marcus Vinicius, VestAndPage LIVE PROGRAM & EXHIBITION: Alperoa, BBB Johannes Deimling, Helena Goldwater, Snežana Golubović, Jason Lim, Rubiane Maia, Wanda Moretti | Il Posto, Boris Nieslony, Jill Orr, Macarena Perich Rosas, Gonzalo Rabanal, Joseph Ravens, Prem Sarjo, Ilija Šoškić, Suka Off, Weeks & Whitford, Lee Wen, Zierle & Carter. ART WEEK Fringe: Amadeo Abello, Alessandra Bucchi, Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava, Marita Fox, Micaela Leonardi, Dominique Ploner, Ralf Peters, Marcel Sparmann, Marina Widen. ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI VENEZIA: Guiseppe Abate, Giada Giudetti & Silvia Bonazzi, Marta del Fabbro, Giulia de Giovanelli, Gianluca Giuso & Elisa Sartori, Andrea Grotto, Christiano Menchini, Anita Ferro Milone, Agnes Pesec, Francesca Piovesan, Alice Pozzoli.



EXHIBITION: Vito Acconci, Elias Adasme, Alain Arias-Misson, Richard Ashrowan, Jelili Atiku, Adina Bar-On, Artur Barrio, Joseph Beuys, Waldo Bien, Paulo Bruscky, Chris Burden, Angel Delgado, El Siluetazo, Terry Fox, Guillermo Giampietro, Allen Ginsberg, Tehching Hsieh, Zhang Huan, Waldemar Januszczak, Norbert Klassen, Sigalit Landau, Legend Lin Dance Theatre, Juan Loyola, Gastao de Magalhaes, Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Boris Nieslony & Gerhard Dirmoser, Omen Teatar, Clemente Padin, Gina Pane, Leticia Parente, Bob Raymond, Pedro Reyes, Rong Rong, Inder Salim, Rosemberg Sandoval, Carolee Schneemann, Gerry Schum, Adrian Stimson, Ulay, VestAndPage, Paul Wong. LIVE PROGRAM: Andrigo & Aliprandi, Marilyn Arsem, Bean, Tania Bruguera, Barbara Campbell, Shannon Cochrane, Norma Flores, Regina José Galindo, Melissa García Aguirre, Arti Grabowski, Andrea Hackl, Enrique Ježik, Sandra Johnston, Zai Kuning, La Pocha Nostra, Alastair MacLennan, Jill McDermid, Sarah-Jane Norman, Vela Phelan, Martin Renteria, Olivier de Sagazan, Benjamin Sebastian, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Terry Smith, Alice Vogler, Julie Vulcan, Wen Yau. ART WEEK Fringe: Eames Armstrong, Ivana Filip, Erik Hokanson, Gabriele Longega, Roberta Orlando, Lissi Sanchez, Stefania Soskic, Olmo Stuppia.



ARTISTS OF HONOUR (LIVE | EXHIBITION | PRESENTATION): Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Marilyn Arsem, Giovanni Fontana, Franko B, Antonio Manuel, ORLAN, Stelarc. EXHIBITION: Marina Abramović, Dimitris Alithinos, John Baldessari, Lisa Bufano, John Cage & Klaus vom Bruch, Sophie Calle, Cassils, Panos Charalambou, Thanassis Chondros/Alexandra Katsiani, Coco Fusco & Guillermo Gómez-Peña / Paula Heredia, Ria Hartley, Mona Hatoum, Irwin, Maria Karavela, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Arrigo Lora Totino, Tran Luong, Ato Malinda, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Linda Montano, Charlotte Moorman & Nam June Paik, Andrea Morucchio, Otto Mühl & Hermann Nitsch, Bruce Nauman, OHO Group, Yoko Ono, Leda Papaconstantìnou, Mike Parr, Douglas Quin + Lorne Covington, Pipilotti Rist, Lerato Shadi, Demetrio Stratos, Matej Stupica & Lenka Đorojević, Theodoros,sculptor, VestAndPage, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol & Jørgen Leth, Lawrence Weiner, Jud Yalkut, Mary Zygouri ART WEEK Fringe: Aisha Ryannon Pagnes, Matilde Sambo & Furio Ganz, Wiktoria Wojciechowska. LIVE PROGRAM: Janusz Bałdyga, Evangelia Basdekis, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava, Helen Cole, Alexander Del Re, Jeannette Ehlers, Nicola Fornoni, Christina Georgiou, Gim Gwang Cheol, gyrl grip, Jeff Huckleberry, Casey Jenkins, Anna Kosarewska, KörperSchafftKlang, Kyrahm + Julius Kaiser, Sara Kostić, jamie lewis hadley, Andrea Marcaccio, Noé Martínez & María Sosa, James McAllister, Johann Merrich, Mladen Miljanović, Martin O'Brien, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Alexandros Plomaritis, Alicia Radage, Preach R Sun, Ivana Ranisavljević, Mauro Sambo, Marcel Sparmann, Suka Off, Susanne Weins & Sašo Vollmaier ART WEEK Fringe: Ronald Bal, Giovanni Barbera, Jin Bells, Bianca Bonaldi, Bruno Camargo, Giorgia De Santi, Giovanna Fattoretto, Gabiele Longega, Giulia Mattera, Valeria Munoz, Rudi Salpietra, Cristiana Zeta Rolla, Jasmin Schaitl, Stefania Soskic, Erica Storer de Araujo, Keike Twisselmann, Cristiano Vignotto.




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