Premieres

Performa Premieres presents exceptional live works that have never been seen in New York, introducing performances that have premiered elsewhere to the diverse audiences and perspectives of the city.

Launched in 2009 with artists including Tacita Dean, William Kentridge, and Joan Jonas, Performa continues a tradition or working closely with each artist, finding the perfect venue, and helping to tailor each work to the unique context of New York.

Image credit: Volmir Cordeiro, Inês, 2014; photo by Cristiano Prim, courtesy of the artist. Heather Phillipson, ub-fusc love-feast installation, 2014, Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK; photo by Ruth Clark, courtesy of the artist. Ulla von Brandenburg, Sink Down Mountain, Rise Up Valley stills, 2015; courtesy of the artist and Art:Concept.