Open Studio – Works by Cristiane Bouger | Video Performances, Photography and Documentation

June 5, 2015-June 7, 2015, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hosted by Cristiane Bouger at 15 Ingraham

Open Studio – Works by Cristiane Bouger
Video Performances, Photography and Documentation
@15 Ingraham

During BOS 2015 interdisciplinary artist Cristiane Bouger will open her studio to share a selection of works created for video and photography between 2003 and 2015.

By reflecting upon biography and fiction, the performer creates unexpected actions through which the body is intensified as a container for tension, loss, and desire. In these works the embodied experience is activated as a platform to prompt critical perspectives on the subjects addressed, surpassing what the established cultural norm imposes.

About Cristiane Bouger:

“The imagery of my works reveals both existential and symbolic examinations upon the body, biography, fiction, culture and politics. Through my interdisciplinary work I aim to provoke dissonances and the displacement of meaning to ignite an unexpected perceptual apprehension on the viewers. I look for the gap in which the automatized recognition of meaning fails, allowing space for reflection and questioning.”–Cristiane Bouger

Cristiane Bouger’s video works have been featured in exhibitions at Museu Oscar Niemeyer (Curitiba, 2014); 461 Gallery (New York, 2012–2013); National Center of Dance – Bucharest/Atelierul de Productie (Bucharest, 2011); Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro–MAM-RJ, during the event Performance Art Brazil Festival (Rio de Janeiro, 2010); Solar do Barão Cultural Center (Curitiba, 2009-2010); Centro Cultural Sao Paulo–CCSP (Sao Paulo, 2011), and at the Modern Art Museum of Bahia, as part of Circuitos Compartilhados (Salvador, 2008).

Video Screenings and festivals include: Mostra UNESPAR at Museu Oscar Niemeyer (Curitiba, 2014); Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago, 2013); Anthology Film Archives – NewFilmmakers Series (New York, 2010); Cine Humberto Mauro/Palacio das Artes (Belo Horizonte, 2009), ACE Film Festival (New York, 2008); In-Presentable 08 (Madrid, 2008); Montage Video Dance Festival (Johannesburg, 2008); Mostra Latino Americana Vento Sur (Curitiba, 2008); and 9ème Festival des Cinémas Différents (Paris, 2007), among several others.

Cristiane Bouger was a 2012-2014 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2012 Performa Magazine Writer-in-Residence. She was a fellow of The Kitchen’s Sixth Annual Sidney Kahn Summer Institute, in New York (The Kitchen/Sarah Lawrence College, 2004), and an Artist-in-Residence at Casa Hoffmann – International Center for Movement Studies (2003), in Brazil. From 2001 to 2003 she studied with the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts – Theater Direction (2002) from Faculdade de Artes do Paraná (College of Arts of Paraná). She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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