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Established in 2004 by curator and art historian RoseLee Goldberg, PERFORMA is a non-profit interdisciplinary arts organization committed to the research, development, and presentation of performance by visual artists from around the world. Throughout the year, PERFORMA presents lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on an ongoing basis that explore the relationship between performance and the visual arts. was the official radio partner of Performa09, Performa07 and Performa05. The third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial was held in New York City in November 2009, showcased new work by more than 150 artists, and was presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 80 arts institutions and 40 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city. is also home to recordings of Not for Sale, a dynamic series of symposia on visual arts performance presented by PERFORMA. These sessions are organized by RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director, and Defne Ayas, Curator, PERFORMA.


Not for Sale: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
It's History Now: Performance Art and the Museum
Mike Kelley, Destroy All Monsters
PERFORMA 2009: A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: Joan LaBarbara & John Duncan
PERFORMA 2009: A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
PERFORMA 2009: Mike Kelley, Day Is Done
PERFORMA 2009: Mariana Castillo Deball & Irene Kopelman, Zeno Reminder
PERFORMA 2009: Luciano Chessa, Luigi Russolo, and the Intonarumori
PERFORMA 2007: Cesare Pietroiusti
Sanford Biggers
PERFORMA 2007: David Adamo and Gabrielle Giattino