Wafaa Bilal. *Domestic Tension*. 2007. Installation view, FlatFile Gallery, May 2007. Courtesy of the artist

This two-day performance-based workshop explores the idea of interactive or participation-based performance. On day one, participants will use the MoMA Archive to explore the history of participatory art making and performance; on day two they will collaborate on the creation and presentation of their own performances.

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal is renowned for performances that employ technology to provoke dialogue about international politics and the effects of warfare. In 2007, he earned critical acclaim for his interactive performance Domestic Tension, in which he spent a month living in a gallery under fire from a paintball gun. In 3rdi (2010) a camera was surgically implanted in the back of Bilal's head in a yearlong performance on surveillance and nostalgia. Bilal, who lives and works in New York, is an associate professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His work is represented in major public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He has served on panels at the Tate Modern, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the Global Art Forum, Qatar. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Price: Non-member: $50
Member: $40
Student/Educator: $30

  1. Sunday, May 1, 2016,
    1:004:00 p.m.

  2. Saturday, April 30, 2016,
    1:004:00 p.m.