BIOGRAPHY

Erika Boudreau-Barbee (Queens, NY) creates dance, installation, performance, visual and data art. Current projects include Covid-19, C3, TOLERANCE, and The Pain Project. Artist in Residency programs include ChaNorth Chashama, RURART, La Fragua, and Takt (Grant Awardee). Recent exhibition shows include: Feels Like  A New Beginning (NYC), ChaShaMa Gala (NYC), RE/Configurations…Snug Harbor (NYC), Ferme La Généreuse (Quebec), Tapir Lab Gallery (Berlin), Takt Gallery (Berlin), Tapenwerk Festival (Leipzig), El Convento…'Root’ (Belalcazar). She performs with Third Rail Projects, appearing in Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. Erika has exhibited dance, installation, visual art, and created TOLERANCE, an ongoing political performance currently being performed in NYC.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is project based. Each idea is an expression of personal experience or curiosity and reflective of current times. As a performer, I encourage the audience to be an active participant by performing in public places- developing a connection with objects and people in the space. My visual art is a form of record keeping. A project builds from one artistic medium into the next. By observing patterns, I transform data into dance, and dance into notation displayed as numbers, graphs, mathematics, paintings and sculptures.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS: featuring performance, visual art, dance

2020  -  Romancing Sustainability: Figuring Change  -  Chashama  - COVID-19 (NY, USA)

2019  -  It Feels Like A New Beginning  -  Chashama  - One Brooklyn Bridge - The Pain Project (NY, USA)

2019  -  It Feels Like… -  Chashama  - One Brooklyn Bridge - The Pain Project performance IV (NY, USA)

2019  -  Chashama Annual Gala  -  One World Trade - The Pain Project performance III (NY, USA)

2019  -  RE/Configurations: Art, Disability, Identity  -  Snug Harbor Center  -  The Pain Project  (NY, USA)

2018  -  RURART Performance  -  The Pain Project performance I (Quebec, CAN)

2015  -  Tapir Lab Gallery  -  solo exhibition  -  Inner Peaces (Berlin, GER)

2015  -  Tapenwerk Festival  -  My Dear Time,  (Leipzig, GER)

2015  -  Takt Kunsprojektraum Residency  -  Inner Peaces  (Berlin, GER)

2015  -  Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery  -  Pop  - collaboration (Berlin, GER)

2015  -  Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery  -  On Head and Hands  -  collaboration  (Berlin, GER)

2014  -  El Convento de Santa Clara  - I Bit The Dust  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  4 Past Midnight Exhibition  -  Fours & 12’s  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  Root Exhibition  - La Fragua  -  I Bit The Dust  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  Root Exhibition  -  La Fragua  -  From The Top  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  Private Showing  -  Sun Salutation  -  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2013  -  Residual Exhibition  -  Tapir Kunstprojektraum  - Humanity Has Come of Age  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  Residual Exhibition  -  Tapir Kunstprojektraum  -  Start Over  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery  -  Dear Jayne,  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  Residual Exhibition  - Tapir Kunstprojektraum - Body Impression Paintings  (Berlin, GER)

 

OPEN STUDIO PERFORMANCES

2019  -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency  -  C3: Codes, Choreography, and a Cube  (NY, USA)

2018  -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency  -  -  The Pain Project performance II  (NY, USA)

2017  -  Bushwick Open Studios  -  Pixels  (NY, USA)

2014  -  El Convento de Santa Clara  -  My Dear Time,  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  El Convento de Santa Clara  -  The Curtain Called  - site specific  -  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2014  -  El Convento de Santa Clara  -  Posting  - site specific  -  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2013  -  Takt Kunstprojektraum  -  Chair Up  - site specific  -  (Berlin, GER)

 

SOCIAL/POLITICAL PERFORMANCE ART

2020  -  TOLERANCE; Election Night  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2020  -  TOLERANCE; Presidential Debate Night  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)
2020  -  Go Inward  -  co creator w/Joseph Harris -  Astoria Park  (NY, USA)
2020  -  TOLERANCE; RNC  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Instagram Live  (NY, USA)
2020  -  TOLERANCE; DNC  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Instagram Live  ( NY, USA)

2020  -  Go Inward  - co creator w/Joseph Harris  -  Astoria Park  (NY, USA)

2020  -  Go Inward  -  co creator w/Joseph Harris  -  Astoria Park  (NY, USA)
2020  -  TOLERANCE; Debate Night  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2019  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2019  -  TOLERANCE; Government Shutdown  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2018  -  TOLERANCE; Election Night Special  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2018  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator/dir/perf  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2017  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator, dir., perf.  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2017  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator, dir., perf.  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2017  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator, dir., perf.  -  Dixon Place  (NY, USA)

2017  -  TOLERANCE; US Politics  -  creator, dir., perf.  -  KCBC  (NY, USA)

 

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, COMMISSIONS, OTHER

2020  -  commission  -  Covid 19 Petri Dish  -  cyanotype print, paper, resin  (NY, USA)

2020  -  Dance NYC  -  Grant Awardee  (NY, USA)

2019  -  commission: Nordstrom  -  Artist Assistant to Susan Weinthaler  (NY, USA)

2019  -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency  (NY, USA)

2018  -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency  (NY, USA)

2018  -  RURART Residency  (Quebec, CAN)

2015  -  Takt Kunsprojeckraum Artist Residency  -  Grant Awardee  (Berlin, GER) 

2014  -  La Fragua  Residency  (Belalcazar, ESP)

2013  -  Takt Kunsprojektraum Residency  (Berlin, GER)

 

DANCE & THEATRE

2015-current  -  Third Rail Projects - Dir. Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willet -  performer (NY, USA)

2017-2020  -  Third Rail Projects  -  Then She Fell   -  Bessie Award winner  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2019  -  Roll The Bones Theatre Co. -  Dir. Taylor Myers  -  Galleria Esperanza  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2018  -  TurnPark Art Space  -  Dir. Gina Bashour  -  Unraveled  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2013-2017  -  Ensemble Dance  -  Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz  -  performer, asst. dir.  (NY, USA)

2017  -  Inhale Performance Series  -  Seriously, again  -  choreographer, performer  (PA, USA)

2015-2016  -  Third Rail Projects  -  The Grand Paradise  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2016  -  Jack Crystal Theater  -  Dir. Benjamin Freedman  -  Swell  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2015  -  Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company  -  Ensemble Dance  -  guest chor. asst.  (MA, USA)

2014  -  Dixon Place  -  Ensemble Dance  -  Story Weavers  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2014  -  Skirball Performing Arts Center  -  Dir. Allison Scheiler  -  Here I Am  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2014  -  Nex9 Productions  -  H&M Commercial Environmental Campaign  -  extra  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Lilliput Productions  -  TENNIS  -  My Better Self  -  co-chor., back-up dancer  (OR, USA)

2013  -  Second Avenue Dance Company  -  Seriously  -  choreographer  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Radio City Music Hall  - Dir. Kyle Abraham  -  Continuous Relations  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Skirball Center Performing Arts - Dir. Kyle Abraham - Continuous Relations - performer (NY, USA)

2013  -  Jack Crystal Theater  -  Dir. Kyle Abraham  -  Continuous Relations  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Dixon Place  -  Ensemble Dance  -  Women of Bone  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Jack Crystal Theater  -  Dir. Kay Cummings  -  Whether  -  performer  (NY, USA)

2013  -  Second Avenue Dance Company  -  Start Over  -  creator, dir., perf.  (NY, USA)

2013  -  NW Fusion Dance Company  -  Till Victory  -  choreographer  (OR, USA)

 

TEACHINGS & EDUCATION

2019  -  RURART Artist Talk  -  The Pain Project  (Quebec, CAN)

2015  -  Takt Academy Artist Talk  -  Inner Peaces  (Berlin, GER)

2015  -  Takt Academy Instructor  -  Workshop: Bodywork & Stretch  (Berlin, GER)

2015  -  Takt Academy Instructor  -  Workshop: Blind Partnering  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  Takt Academy Instructor  -  Workshop: Meditation  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  Takt Academy Instructor  -  Workshop: Bodywork & Stretch  (Berlin, GER)

2013  -  EDUCATION: BFA Dance NYU Tisch School of the Arts  -  Scholarship Awardee  (NY, USA)

Erika Boudreau-Barbee
embbarbee@gmail.com
503-473-3798

New York, United States

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