Dorian Nuskind-Oder, photo by Svetla Atanasova
Based in Montreal since 2009, Dorian Nuskind-Oder is an artist working in the mediums of choreography and performance. In collaboration with visual artist Simon Grenier-Poirier, she makes art about social dynamics, and systems of value and exchange. Recent works include Speed Glue (2017) a choreographic score for two table tennis players, Biergarten fur Alchimisten (2016) a lecture performance about alchemy and artificial intelligence, and Memory Palace (2016) a performance for three people with a background in social or folkloric dance forms.
Dorian has presented work at the Darling Foundry, Tangente, Galerie UQO and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, as well as internationally at Chapter Arts Centre (UK), the CURRENTSESSIONS (US), Mains d’oeuvres (FR), and the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (DE). She has completed residencies at the Centre de création O Vertigo, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, the Banff Centre, Studio 303, and le Conseil des arts de Montréal. In 2016 she and Simon were awarded the Québec Studio Residency in Germany at fabrik Potsdam.
Dorian is an artist-member of the production company Je suis Julio. She is also co-director (with Katie Ward) of ITINERANT, a monthly gathering for performance-makers focussed on artistic exchange and discussion of works-in-progress.
Dorian presented work at NDA’s Performance Mix festival in 2008, and is excited to return to NYC for the LiftOff residency. During the residency, Dorian will be accompanied by collaborators Simon Grenier-Poirier, Winnie Ho, and Nathan Yaffe. Together they will work on a new durational performance score which will premiere in Montreal in November 2018. Their participation in this residency has been made possible, in part through funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
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