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2018 is drawing to a close and we’re reaching out to find support from our community. Defibrillator Gallery is dedicated to the presentation of performance art. Our bold and courageous programming champions underrepresented voices and aims to raise awareness, appreciation, and respect for the discipline of performance art.

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2018 saw Defibrillator produce 19 events featuring over 90 artists. All of our exhibitions are FREE and we need your support to keep it that way.

If you can, please give online by clicking the link below.


DFBRL8R LTD is a 501c3 organization and all or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Your donation will go toward:

  • Artist fees
  • Housing and meals for visiting artists
  • Production expenses and artist materials
  • Operational costs: insurance, accounting, publicity, etc.

Once these needs are met, donations go toward:

  • Stipend for staff and apprentices
  • Archive storage and cataloging
  • Tech upgrades [cameras, sound systems, etc.]
  • Publications

Defibrillator Gallery [DFBRL8R LTD] is an international platform for Performance Art. Contextualizing performance as visual art, DFBRL8R embraces those who look to the live body in concert and conversation with time, space, object, nature, architecture, or society. DFBRL8R is dedicated to fostering local makers while invigorating Chicago with artists of exceptional calibre from around the world, actively contributing to a global dialog surrounding ephemeral, conceptual, or enigmatic time-based practices. Defibrillator is proudly part of Zhou B Art Center, in Chicago’s vibrant Bridgeport neighborhood.

Defibrillator is a 501c3 organization made possible with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation; Apis Mellifera Fidelity Charitable Grant; Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust; Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; Zhou B Art Center; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; and generous contributions from our loving community.


If you would prefer to send a check, please make it out to DFBRL8R LTD and mail to:

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