Solo Lab 545

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Solo Lab 5 is a performance art festival where participating artists get a total of five minutes to present a performance piece.  Solo Lab 5 is an experimental platform for artists of different mediums who would like to translate their work into performance art, or for already established performance artists, it provides a forum for exploration of future ideas in performance art and/or an opportunity to investigate how to communicate concepts to an audience in a short amount of time.  Regardless of the main goal it is most important that the artist will have a solo show in a beautiful gallery. This event will give performance artists a chance to have their own solo show in a gallery environment where the walls are not shared with other visual artists.

‘Solo Lab 545’ is a spin off of the above concept with the exception that most of the performances will be virtual and a mini-residency has been added to the event.

Artists include:

Leah Michaels, Lynn Hunter, Olivia Tripp Morrow, Dawn Whitmore, Elizabeth Ashe, Erin Devine, Selma Selman, Casey Wolhar, and Martin Wannam.

About the curator:
Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She holds American, Italian and Brazilian citizenship. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. Her work, performances and collaborations have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions, as well as performance festivals including the Highline Park, New York City; SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco; Supernova Pink Line Festival, Rosslyn, Virginia; Dumbo Arts Festival and Governors Island Art Fair in New York City; Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia. She is the creator of the BackPack Gallery Project, and she collaborated with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in the project Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. She is an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

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