Anya Liftig

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Anya Liftig
Anya Liftig.jpg
Anya Liftig performing in "Box Batteries" video
Born1977
EducationGeorgia State University (MFA), Yale University (BA)
MovementPerformance art, Contemporary art
WebsiteAnya Liftig official website

Anya Liftig (born 1977) is an American performance artist.[1]

Education[edit]

Anya Liftig received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1999 from Yale University. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Georgia State University in 2004. She also has a certificate of advanced work from the International Center for Photography, which she earned in 2001.[1]

Work[edit]

Liftig's work focuses on the body and its relationship to other bodies, other people, and the built environment.[2] She is perhaps best known for her 2010 performance entitled The Anxiety of Influence, in which she sat directly across from artist Marina Abramović for most of the day at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) during Abramovic's performance entitled The Artist Is Present.

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2014

  • Twin High Maintenance Machines, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

2013

  • All the Animals in the British Museum, AliKati Projects, London, England

2012

  • I’m a Groucho Marxist, Public Art Performance Intervention, Flux Projects Commission, Atlanta, GA
  • Crisp As a Twenty, [performance space], London, England
  • The Human Factor, OVADA and Roves and Roams, Oxford, England
  • Deliverance (w Clifford Owens, Laura Ginn, Jayson Munsson) Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2011

  • Falling/Flying, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
  • Ditties for the Dirty War, Center for Performance Research, (collaboration with Low Lives 3) Brooklyn, NY

2010

  • The Anxiety of Influence, Guerilla Intervention into The Artist is Present at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • The Nothings, University Art Museum, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

2009

  • What Might Have Been Lost, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
  • Jewbilly, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
  • Amor Y Problems, Casa Tres Patios, Medellin, Colombia,
  • Jewbilly, Joseph Slifka Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2008

  • Rejection, INCUBATEChicago, Chicago, IL
  • District Nest Street, Chashama Art Foundation, New York, NY

2006

  • Collusion, The Tank, New York, NY
  • Woven Room, collaboration with Angus Galloway, Part of The American Living Room Festival,
  • HERE Arts Center, 3LGdDog Art and Technology Center, New York, NY

2004

  • Unravel, Garage Projects, Stable 1897, Atlanta, GA
  • Everything I Own, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • self-evidence, MFA Thesis Show, Gallery I, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2003

  • Baby Invasion, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

2000

  • Ganderbill Holler, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

2015

  • Making It, Difficult, Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

2014

  • The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
  • Movement Research Festival, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bushwick Open Studios, Spread Art, Brooklyn, Y

2013

  • All Good Things, SOMA Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • A Night of Liftig, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY

2012

  • Approach, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
  • Radical Pulse Performance Festival. Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011

  • Direct Action 2011, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany
  • SPANE, Screening of Art in the Environment, FADO, Toronto Island, Canada

2009

  • The Feast, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

2008

  • Mama’s Arts, Buurhuris Bario, Ambachtgaarde, The Hague
  • MADAD, Art as Social Change, El Dokan, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Kindergarten, Manhattan Open Center, New York, NY
  • Hersteria, Metropolitan College of New York, New York, NY

2007

  • Body Politic, Open Luggage, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2006

  • Visualizing TRANSCulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Visual Culture, Madison, WI
  • Jenny Holzer Selects, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, MA

2003

  • International Human Rights Prize, w/Birgit Ramsauer, Nuremberg, Germany
  • So Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Stalkers: a Kitchen Sink Joint, Mama Buzz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002

  • Video Show, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA,
  • No Agenda but Their Own, Dalton Gallery Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
  • All Small, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA,
  • Voices From Home, Appalshop National Touring Exhibition 2001-2002

Performances[edit]

2015

  • Liftig and I, w/ Tess Dworman, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY

2014

  • Softer, Softest, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, D.C.
  • LUMEN, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY
  • Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary in Performance, Aux Projects, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
  • THROW, Chocolate Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • 7a-11d Festival, Fado, Toronto, Canada
  • 100 Performances for the Hole, SOMA Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013

  • Emergency Index Live, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Conference of Theoretical Theater (Utopian Practices), Culture Push and PPL, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Kitchen at Independent Art Fair, New York, NY
  • Lapsody 4, The University of the Arts, Theater Academy, Helsinki Finland,
  • Roots in Kentucky, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • La Desinvollture de Nos Gangsters, Les Salaisons, Paris, France
  • Performancy Forum 25: Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY
  • Month of Performance Art-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Live Art Denmark Festival, Pumpehuest, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2012

  • PPL, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
  • Prophesy, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Time Body Space Objects-Part 2, Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Worman, (with Yelena Gluzman) part of the Prelude Festival CUNY, New York, NY
  • Homage to Ana Mendeita, The Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY
  • iCan, Art as Social Action, IV Soldiers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nature Fetish, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn im Mai, Month of Performance Art, Performmer Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany
  • Collective/Performative, Exit Art, (with Hector Canoage and Grace Exhibition Space) New York, NY
  • Simultaneous!, IV Soldiers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dimanche Rouge, Petit Bain, Paris, France
  • And Was it Love, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lock Up Performance Art 6, Bethnal Green Cark Park, London, England
  • Hawk/Dove, Performmer Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany
  • The Compendium, (collaboration with Remote Control Tomato), Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Crisp as a Twenty, Sucking Orange Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Anima/Animus, KuLe Theater Berlin, Germany
  • Butter Digger, Cuccifritos Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  • Maximum Perception Performance Festival, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Performance Art’s Doppelgangers, Populist Roots and Shadow Selves, Surreal Estate, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • Bob the Pavillion, Untitled, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Fountain Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
  • Sunday Brunch, P.S. 122, This Red Door Gallery, New York, NY
  • Conference of Works, Operations and Participations, Panoply Performance Lab, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Micromanagement, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Invasions of the Surreal Undergrowth, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY,
  • Art Salon, with Baby Skin Glove, Culture FiXXX, New York, NY
  • Unconscious Subconscious, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fleshy February, Experimental Meditation Center of LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Art in Odd Places, Adoring Appetite, collaboration with Caitlin Berrigan, New York, NY
  • Skowhegan Performs, collaboration with Caitlin Berrigan, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
  • Living Walls Performance Festival, Albany, NY
  • DIMANCHE ROUGE, Networked Performance Event, Brooklyn, NY
  • LUMEN, Staten Island Performance Art Festival, Staten Island, NY,
  • Anatomy Riot, Loft Ensemble Space, Los Angeles, CA
  • ITINERANT Performance Festival, Crossing Art Gallery, Flushing, NY,
  • AUNTS Regular, Secret Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Spread Art, Wicked Awesome, Brooklyn, NY,
  • Our World is Open, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Low Lives 3, Networked Performance Around the World,
  • Eating Love, Chez Bushwick, BOS, Brooklyn, NY
  • SITE Fest, Arts in Bushwick, 3 rd Ward and Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

2010

  • No Soul for Sale, with Casa Tres Patios, TATE Modern, Turbine Hall, London, England
  • Burlesque Bugs, dir. Michael Freeman perf: The Flea Theater, Chez Bushwick, Joyce Soho, New York, NY

2009

  • Performance in Crisis, Exit Art, New York, NY
  • Mnemonic Fool, Wilmington Fringe Festival, directed by Michael Freeman Wilmington, DE

2007

  • Body Politic, Pathogeograhies, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL
  • Smut, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2006

  • Visualizing TRANSCulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Visual Culture, Madison, WI

2004

  • d.u.m.b.o. arts festival, curated by d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Brooklyn, NY
  • A Shot in the Dark, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CV". Anya Liftig. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  2. ^ "STATEMENT". Anya Liftig. Archived from the original on 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2016-03-05.

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