About



THE
PERFORMANCE
AGENCY




The Performance Agency is dedicated to the curation and production of site-specific performance formats. Since its initiation in 2017, it has been informed by the artistic esprit of the avant-gardes at the origins of performance art. In a firm belief in the transformative powers of art, The Performance Agency lives in a continuation of their energies––uniting artists from all fields to create collective spaces of experience that draw our attention to interstices, to the inexplicable, to the beauty of the everyday.

In the first two years, The Performance Agency curated the public program of the Archivio Conz - a collection of more than 3 000 works by late-20th-century avant-garde artists collected and produced by Italian publisher and collector Francesco Conz and developed its signature format: Carefully staged performances that allow audiences to traverse a world of imagination. The combination of historical references and an attentive orientation towards the future continues to guide the work.

With studios in Berlin, Paris, Geneva and Vienna, the organisation has since become a vital organism, curating projects in collaboration with international institutions and artists to produce a wide array of formats, from public programs to performative dinners, music albums and artist videos.

Past collaborations include: Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris), Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen), Paris Internationale, Berlin Art Week, Curated By (Wien), Hermès (Paris), Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection (Paris), Mamco (Geneva), Caviar (Paris, Brussels, L.A.), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Krone/Couronne (Biel/Bienne).




Astrit Ismaili ‘Miss Kosovo’ (fragment from the performance MISS) during Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen 2021. Photo by Luis Artemio de los Santos. © The Performance Agency & Den Frie Udstilling


TEAM




Yael Salomonowitz
Founder and director
yael@performanceagency.biz


Lily Matras
Associate director
lily@performanceagency.biz


Shakti Aniorte-Mendez
Communication and design
shakti@performanceagency.biz


Photo by Reto Schmid in collaboration with Amadeus Vogelsang and Robin Brass for Another Map to Nevada Berlin 2020.



PRESS


Another Map to Nevada!, KubaParis, October 2021, by Lulu Obermayer

Nautical Nirvana, Spike, October 2021, by Eliza Levinson

Esben Weile Kjaer: « The Biggest and Emptiest Narratives of our Time », PW Magazine, October 2021, interview by Luca Büchler

Students Occupied a Derelict Factory. Now It’s a Global Art Space, NY Times, September 2021, by Kimberly Bradley

Die Performance-Agentur, Berliner Zeitung, September 2021, by María Inés Plaza Lazo

Det traditionelle teater gisper af postpandemisk afmatning - kig herhen for inspiration, POLITIKEN, September 2021

Curated by, Spike, September 2021, by Vanessa Joan Müller

Vienna Contemporary 2021: Much More Than An Art Fair, Forbes, September 2021

24 Galerien bringen internationale Kunst nach Wien, Heute, September 2021

Five Shows to See in Scandinavia this Autumn, Frieze, September 2021

Kunstmarktplatz Wien: Messe und Galerien wagen den Wandel, Handelsblatt, September 2021

The Performance Agency: Another Map to Nevada, e-flux announcements, August 2021

BADRUNDFART ‘’Another Map to Nevada’’, IDOART.DK, August 2021

Performativ badrundfart i Kobenhavns kanaler, Kunsten nu, August 2021

Breaking the waves: Another Map to Nevada, Provence Magazine, May 2021, interview by Alma Manssur

Another Map to Nevada, Art Papers, September 2020, by Mohammad Salemy

Sie paddeln sich frei, Zeit Online, August 2020

Wiedereintritt in die Kunstatmosphäre, Die Welt, July 2020, by Anne Waak

"Between Points" Nachtfahrt mit Waschbär, monopol, September 2018