Jess Dobkin

Jess Dobkin, photo by David Hawe

Jess Dobkin, photo by David Hawe

Jess Dobkin will present a recent untitled performance work. Featured in EDGY NYC + MTL.

Jess Dobkin is a Toronto-based performance artist. She was active in the downtown performance art scene in New York before moving to Canada in 2002. Her performance practice is created in conversation and community, stirred by points of tension and dissonance, frictions and fractures. It is driven by a desire for meaningful, intimate exchange with an audience, where a potent performance can be a catalyst for dialogue and embody a sense of hope. She is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, and a frequent guest artist and lecturer at museums, galleries, theatres, universities, festivals, and public spaces internationally. Her performances have been the subject of scholarship in university courses and in academic publications. Her film and video works are distributed by Vtape.


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