Performance Art Seminar with Clifford Owens

 Clifford Owens is the recipient of Denniston Hill’s second Distinguished Performance Artist Award. As part of his award, he will lead Seminar: Denniston Hill: A Performance Art Seminar with Clifford Owens, our first residency within a residency. Conceived as a performance art workshop for emerging performance artists, this initiative marks a milestone in Denniston Hill’s long-term commitment to alternative models for creative pedagogy and mentorship.

Seminar: Denniston Hill is the second iteration of a conceptual, performance-based project by Clifford Owens that involves a workshop-residency within an artist-residency which was initiated in 2014 at Pioneer Works, a contemporary arts center located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The title of the project is its organizing structure; five intense days of performance art workshops led by Owens with a selected group of five participants that imagines a critical pedagogy of performance art. During the five-day workshop-residency, each participant will develop a new performance and, at the conclusion of the project, present it to the public. Previous Seminar participants include Amanda Alfieri, Melissa Calderon, Alexandria Eregbu, Ryan Hawk, Kris Grey, Noah Krell, Marko Markovic, Angeli Sion, Jenyu Wang, and Marisa Williamson.

We are pleased to announce this year's participants.

Alexandra Beriault
Asif Mian
Emma Sulkowicz

Joseph Liatela
Nadja Marcin
The Seminar runs July 17 - July 21, with a public performance on Saturday, July 22. 

This workshop and public performance are made possible by a generous donation from Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi.


Join us for our Open House Saturday, July 22, 2017

Led by Clifford Owens

Emma Sulkowicz

Nadia Marcin

Joseph Liatela