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  • Barbara Kruger at Coleman Skatepark, Untitled (Skate)
    Barbara Kruger at Coleman Skatepark
    Untitled (Skate)

    Created in partnership with NYC Parks and skate park designer Steve Rodriguez, Barbara Kruger will employ her signature effects and strategies to broadcast messages that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital at New York’s most popular skatepark underneath the Manhattan Bridge.


  • Brian Belott in conversation
    Brian Belott in conversation

    Artist Brian Belott speaks with curator Jens Hoffman in the lead-up to his DADA-inspired Performa Commission, People Pie Pool.


  • Estonian Film Program
    Estonian Film Program

    As part of the Estonian Pavilion Without Walls, this hour-long short film program spans over two decades of works showing the presence of performance in Estonian contemporary art, as seen through the camera. The program touches on questions of identity, while demonstrating the inherent fragility in today’s social constructs and relationships. The program features works by Jaan Toomik, Ene-Liis Semper, Mark Raidpere, Marko Mäetamm, Marge Monko, and Taavi Talve among others.


  • AFROGLOSSIA Film Program
    AFROGLOSSIA Film Program

    Co-presented with Anthology Film Archives, AFROGLOSSIA's commissions are contextualized by a special four-day film program comprising moving image works that influenced the participating artists’ commissions or their overall practice. 

    General admission $11, Students & Seniors $9

  • Zanele Muholi at BAAD!, Masihambisane - On Visual Activism
    Zanele Muholi at BAAD!
    Masihambisane - On Visual Activism

    Zanele Muholi and writer Staceyann Chin talk about their work as part of BAAD's series of Courageous Conversations: Strategies for Living and Loving in America. 

    Free with RSVP.

Ongoing Projects

  • Barbara Kruger, Untitled (School)
    Barbara Kruger
    Untitled (School)

    Barbara Kruger’s wrapped school bus can be seen driving around Manhattan and parked outside various Performa venues throughout the Biennial. Grounded in activism, feminism and community, Kruger’s signature text is reproduced on a large-scale vinyl format, covering the bus’s forty–foot-long shell.


  • Barbara Kruger (Billboard), Untitled (Know, Believe, Forget)
    Barbara Kruger (Billboard)
    Untitled (Know, Believe, Forget)

    Barbara Kruger uses her instantly recognizable—and frequently appropriated—visual style of delivering highly charged, terse phrases in white Futura Bold font over red blocks to deliver messages around consumerism and feminism inside a skate park, and other public places. 


  • Performa 17 Biennial Hub
    Performa 17 Biennial Hub

    Commissioned since Performa 09, the Hub, this year designed by Berlin’s Studio Miessen, is the nerve center and heart of the biennial’s and the Performa Institute’s presence. Spontaneously intersect with staff, books, screenings, events, and artist-in-residence Kenyan literary network Kwani Trust.