Shortlist & Jury 2021

Artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins engages with queer affect, embodiment and relationality.
Through gesture, collectivity, touch and sensuality, his practice unfolds structures and politics of desire.

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keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize with their credentials. Read more ▸

Florentina Holzinger’s dance pieces are driven by the notion of identity, sexual and physical transgression. Drawing inspiration as much from Viennese Actionism, body art and bodybuilding as from classical ballet, cabaret and circus; she deconstructs, performance after performance, the very definition of femininity. Read more ▸

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Wearing mask and merkin, she works at the intersection of contemporary dance, visual art, and activism. She actively integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with her art practice in a range of media including live performance, collage, sculpture, video, film, and experimental music. She has presented work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries. Read more ▸

Shortlist & Jury 2021

Jury 2021

Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator from Stockholm. She is currently serving as the counsellor of culture at the Embassy of Sweden, Moscow. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall 2011-18, the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of IASPIS in Stockholm (2005-2007). Read more ▸

Jennie Klein is a professor at Ohio University in the School of Art + Design. Her research interests include contemporary art, performance/ live art, feminist and gender theory and art history, and maternal studies.

Klein has published in a number of journals and art magazines, including New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Afterimage, Genders, n.paradoxa, Contemporary Theatre Review, and PAJ. Read more ▸

Dr Pilvi Porkola is a performance artist, researcher, writer and pedagogue.

She was a founder and a editor-in-chief of Esitys magazine, a publication  focusing on performance arts (2007-2017). She is also the editor of Performance Artist’s Workbook. On teaching and learning performance art – essays and exercises (University of the Arts Helsinki, 2017). Read more ▸