ITP Alumna Defne Ayas is a curator for Performa ’09 which will be held in New York City from November 1-22, 2009.
Performa 09, the third biennial of new visual art performance, will be held in New York City from November 1-22, 2009. The three-week festival will feature new Performa Commissions and an exciting program of performances, exhibitions, educational forums, public art projects, publications, film screenings, and radio, Internet, and television broadcasts. Presented with a consortium of more than 60 arts institutions and a network of public and private venues across the city, Performa 09 will showcase the work of more than 100 international artists, as seen from many different curatorial viewpoints, in a lively, performance-driven “festival as think tank” that will be a catalyst for envisioning the cultural future of New York City.
Over its three week-run, Performa 09’s innovative program will break down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, film, television, radio, graphic design, and the culinary arts, presenting over 110 events in collaboration with a consortium of more than 80 of the city’s leading arts institutions, 40 curators from around the world, and a network of public and private venues throughout the city.
Split between New York and Shanghai, ITP Alumn Defne Ayas is a Curator at Performa since 2004.