BIOGRAPHY

Erika Boudreau-Barbee is a Queens, NY based artist focusing in choreography, performance art, impression paintings, installation, and data art. She performs with Third Rail Projects, appearing in Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. Current projects include C3, TOLERANCE, and The Pain Project. Artist in Residency programs include ChaNorth Chashama Residency (2019, 2018- Hudson Valley), RURART (2018- Quebec), Takt Kunsprojektraum (2013, 2015 Grant Awardee- Berlin) and La Fragua (2014- Spain). Exhibition shows include: ChaShaMa Gala (NYC), RE/Configurations… at Snug Harbor (NYC), Ferme La Généreuse (Quebec), Tapir Lab Gallery (Berlin), Takt Kunsprojektraum Gallery (Berlin), Tapenwerk Festival (Leipzig), El Convento De Santa Clara ‘Root’ (Belalcazar). She has exhibited dance, installation, film and paintings, crafted site specific work, and created TOLERANCE, an ongoing performance series with social and political context currently being performed at various venues in NYC.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Erika’s work is guided by specific projects, environments, and experiences. As a performance artist, she encourages the audience to be an active participant. Her work is performed in exhibition spaces, found sites, bars and public parks- developing a connection with objects existing directly in the space.

 

Her visual art lends itself as a form of record keeping. A project grows using data and pattern information and builds from one piece into the next, often crossing mediums; transforming dance into notation displayed as numbers, graphs, paintings and sculptures.

 

Art is joined with the mathematics embedded in our everyday experience of the urban and the natural worlds. Overall, she expresses the idea that math is more than numbers—it is color, it is movement, it is nature, it is people; employing dance, impression paintings and installation.

CURRICULUM VITAE

2019

The Pain Project performance - creator/perf - Chashama Gala - One World Trade -  NY, USA
Mathematical Dance - creator/perf - ChaNorth Chashama Residency -  NY, USA

Roll The Bones - performer - Dir. Taylor Myers – NY, USA

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

TOLERANCE; Government Shutdown -  creator/dir/perf -  Dixon Place -  NY, USA
Then She Fell -  performer -  Third Rail Projects, Bessie Award winner -  NY, USA

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

 

2018

TOLERANCE; Election Night Special -  creator/dir/perf -  Dixon Place -  NY, USA
The Pain Project -  RE/Configurations: Art, Disability, Identity, Snug Harbor Cultural Center -  NY, USA

The Pain Project performance -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency -  NY, USA

The Pain Project -  ChaNorth Chashama Residency -  NY, USA

The Pain Project -  RURART Residency -  Quebec, Canada

Unraveled – performer – Gina Bashour - TurnPark Art Space - NY, USA

Then She Fell -  performer -  Third Rail Projects, Bessie Award winner -  NY, USA

TOLERANCE - creator/dir/perf -  Dixon Place -  NY, USA

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

 

2017

Then She Fell performer Third Rail Projects- Bessie Award winner NY,USA

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY ,USA

Seriously, again chor., performer Inhale Performance Series PA,USA

Pixels creator, dir, chor. Bushwick Open Studios- Art Installation & Perf. NY, USA

TOLERANCE creator, dir., perf. Dixon Place NY, USA

TOLERANCE creator, dir., perf. Dixon Place NY, USA

TOLERANCE creator, dir., perf. Dixon Place NY, USA

TOLERANCE creator, dir., perf. KCBC, solo event NY, USA

Third Rail Projects performer Dir. Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willet NY, USA

 

2016

The Grand Paradise performer Third Rail Projects- large immersive theatre NY, USA

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY, USA

Swell performer Jack Crystal Theater- Chor. Benjamin Freedman NY,USA

Third Rail Projects performer Dir. Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willet NY, USA

 

2015

The Grand Paradise performer Third Rail Projects- large immersive theatre NY, USA

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY, USA

Inner Peaces creator, dir., perf. Tapir Lab Gallery- solo exhibition Berlin, GER

My Dear Time, chor., performer Tapenwerk Festival Leipzig, GER

Inner Peaces creator, dir., perf. Takt Kunsprojektraum Residency Berlin, GER

Pop performer Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery Berlin, GER

On Head and Hands performer Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery Berlin, GER

Third Rail Projects performer Dir. Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willet NY, USA

Ensemble Dance guest chor. assistant Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company MA, USA

Takt Academy Instructor Class: Meditation Berlin, GER

Takt Academy Instructor Class: Bodywork & Stretch Berlin, GER

Takt Academy Instructor Workshop: Blind Partnering Berlin, GER

Grant Awadee Takt Kunsprojeckraum Artist Residency Berlin, GER

 

2014

Ensemble Dance performer, assit. Dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY,USA

Story Weavers performer Dixon Place- Ensemble Dance NY,USA

Here I Am performer Skirball Performing Arts Center NY,USA

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

I Bit The Dust chor., performer El Convento de Santa Clara Belalcazar, ESP

Fours & 12’s chor., performer 4 Past Midnight Exhibition Belalcazar, ESP

I Bit The Dust chor., performer Root Exhibition curated by La Fragua Belalcazar, ESP

From The Top creator, performer Root Exhibition curated by La Fragua Belalcazar, ESP

Sun Salutation creator, performer Body Impression Series Belalcazar, ESP

My Dear Time, chor., performer El Convento de Santa Clara Belalcazar, ESP

The Curtain Called chor., performer El Convento de Santa Clara- site specific Belalcazar, ESP

Posting chor., performer El Convento de Santa Clara- site specific Belalcazar, ESP

Homeless for Dinner film Monopoly Series NY,USA

Bank Error in Whose Favor? Photography Monopoly Series NY/MA,USA

 

2013

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY, USA

Seriously choreographer Second Avenue Dance Company NY ,USA

Humanity Has Come of Age creator, dir. Residual Exhibition- Tapir Kunstprojektraum Berlin, GER

Start Over creator, dir., perf. Residual Exhibition- Tapir Kunstprojektraum Berlin, GER

Dear Jayne, chor. performer Tapir Kunstprojektraum Gallery Berlin, GER

Body Impression Series painter, performerResidual Exhibition- Tapir Kunstprojektraum Berlin, GER

Chair Up performer Takt Kunstprojektraum- site specific Berlin, GER

Continuous Relations performer Skirball Center of Performing Arts- chor. NY, USA

Continuous Relations performer Radio City Music Hall- chor. Kyle Abraham NY, USA

Continuous Relations performer Jack Crystal Theater- chor. Kyle Abraham NY, USA

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

Whether performer Jack Crystal Theater- chor. Kay Cummings NY, USA

Start Over creator, dir., perf. Second Avenue Dance Company NY, USA

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

Till Victory choreographer NW Fusion Dance Company OR, USA

Takt Academy Instructor Class: Bodywork & Stretch Berlin, GER

Scholarship Awadee NYU Tisch School of the Arts NY, USA

 

2012

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY, USA

Milk chor., performer Mediterranean Dance Festival Calabria, ITA

Tasked Phenomenology co-chor., dir.    Jack Crystal Theater- Second Avenue Dance Co. NY, USA

Pandora choreographer Tisch School of the Arts NY, USA

Magnetic Man choreographer NW Fusion Dance Company OR, USA

Wayside performer Dixon Place- Ensemble Dance NY, USA

The Brighter Layer performer RAW Festival- Ensemble Dance NY, USA

Scholarship Awadee NYU Tisch School of the Arts NY, USA

 

2011

Ensemble Dance performer, asst. dir. Dir. Pilar Castro-Kiltz- dance theater NY, USA

Wayside performer Dixon Place- Ensemble Dance NY, USA

Glass Ceiling performer Dumbo Dance Festival- Ensemble Dance NY, USA

Lunch performer Jack Crystal Theater- chor. Kay Cummings NY, USA

Mowgli’s Road choreographer NW Fusion Dance Company OR, USA

Scholarship Awardee NYU Tisch School of the Arts NY, USA

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

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