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  • Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery - 7170 Cuesta College, Hwy 1 San Luis Obispo, CA United States (map)

Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery presents....

Inverse Performance Art Festival SLO

This opening night will involve a brief overview of performance art by thecurators, a brief contextualizing presentation by each of the 12 performance artists joining us to share their work, and performances by Ania Catherine of Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Fressh of Chicago, Illinois. It will be our launching point for three days of diverse, original and important performances throughout San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas. Stay tuned for a full schedule.

About Ania Catherine: Ania Catherine is an artist, choreographer and creative movement director based in Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in theatres, galleries, festivals, music videos, and various genres of film including fashion, feature, experimental, and dance. She has shown work—spanning film, photography, and performance—at the British Film Institute, Peacock Theatre (London), LA Center for Digital Art, Agora Collective (Berlin), Forum des images (Paris), San Francisco Movement Arts Festival, Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn), International Museum of Women, among others. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and through bodies explores the intersections of performance and her academic research in gender, sexuality, representation, and politics. In addition to her personal practice, she works internationally performing, choreographing, speaking, directing, and teaching.

About Beverly Fressh: BEVERLY FRESH is a contemporary artist and musician based in Detroit and Chicago. He has broken several Guinness Book World Records; including breaking the most eggs on his head and compiling the tallest stack of rap tapes. His background combines graphic design, music, drawing, video, installation and performance art. His recent research efforts include the publication of "PANCAKES!" documentation of performance from the "OUTSKIRTS" series in Emergency Index 2012, Published by the Bros. Lumiere for Ugly Duckling Press, New York.

Beverly has exhibited and performed throughout the United States and internationally, including China, Japan, Peru, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France and Germany. Recent notable exhibitions and performances include, MR MDWST - A REAL GOOD TIME (2015), a solo exhibition at the Cranbrook Museum of Art and A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, curated by Michelle Grabner at the Hyde Park Art Center (2014). He is the co-founder of sUPERIORbelly (1999), a multi-media art and design collective and record label based in Detroit, Michigan and cofounder of WILD AMERICAN DOGS (2013), an interdisciplinary art duo focused on producing experimental feature films and performance. In 2016 he co-founded the Archive of Midwestern Culture with Greg Scott. He has a BFA in Graphic Design/Interactive Media from the College for Creative Studies and an MFA from the 2D Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was the 2009 recipient of the Daimler AG Emerging Artist Award. He is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Graphic Art at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Come mingle with the artists, see new work, and help us kick off a very full, exciting three days. 

Earlier Event: September 28
Later Event: September 29