I am a durational performance artist who creates visceral, corporeal environments and takes breath, sweat, and skin as basic materials for works that exhaust, endure, and provoke the simultaneity of art and life.
My performances are ephemeral actions created in conjunction with my site of performance. I foreground my body and time as primary materials and perform in consecutive durations, without taking breaks, often fasting, in silence, and without a timepiece.
My work has been included within The Marina Abramović Institute’s Immaterial archive and presented at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) in Berlin, Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, SOMArts in San Francisco, grüntaler9 in Berlin, The Northern California Performance Platform, Stanford University’s Department of Art and Architecture, Berlin Art Week, Performance Studies International, and Heizraum Concert Series in Berlin. I have additionally performed at Centro Negra with AADK in Blanca Spain, Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City, the Performance Arts Institute in San Francisco, and The New Museum in New York City. Most recently, I performed Citation for 37 consecutive hours at CounterPulse in San Francisco, and choreographed Sloughing, which included 35 performers and occurred across 19 different locations in the Bay Area over 28-days.
I received my PhD from The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University and hold an MA in Performance Studies (NYU) and an MA in Gender Politics (NYU). I am an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts.