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  • Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, The Newcomers
    Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley
    The Newcomers

    With The Newcomers, an architectural installation and durational performance, Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley propose a responsive form of habitation that challenges the discipline to think beyond permanence. 


  • 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.


  • Kwani Trust, Everyone is Radicalizing (Day One)
    Kwani Trust
    Everyone is Radicalizing (Day One)

    Introduction to Everyone is Radicalizing, and philosopher Kai Kresse discusses Islamic Cultures In The Context of Radicalization in East Africa.


  • 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

  • Wangechi Mutu, Banana Stroke
    Wangechi Mutu
    Banana Stroke

    New York and Nairobi-based artist Wangechi Mutu builds on her painting, sculpture, and performances for the camera to create a total, immersive environment as an outgrowth of a live, multimedia performance, one which references her native Kenya, global politics, self-image, gender construction, and environmental destruction.

    Free with museum admission

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.