Defibrillator Gallery proudly presents
on the sacred, the lost, and the forgotten relics of live art.
curated by ieke Trinks
Retrospective by nature, What Remains is the first exhibition in our 10th anniversary year. Curated by ieke Trinks, this month long visual art exhibition and performance art series features a cohort of Dutch artists and others from around the world who responded to an open call to reanimate Defibrillator’s collection of objects from performances that took place over the past nine years.
The artist roster will be announced at the beginning of November 2019
FRI 07 FEB | 6PM | OPENING + PERFORMANCES #1
SUN 09 FEB | 2PM | discussion #1
SAT 15 FEB | 6PM | PERFORMANCES #2
SAT 22 FEB | 6PM | PERFORMANCES #3
SUN 23 FEB | 2PM | discussion #2
FRI 28 FEB | 6PM | PERFORMANCES #4 + FINISSAGE
ARC GALLERY | 1463 W CHICAGO AVENUE | 60642 | FREE!
Note: This space is the former home of DFBRL8R from 2014-17
GALLERY HOURS: WED>SAT 12-6PM + SUN 12-4PM | 07-28 FEB
b i o g r a p h i e s
ieke Trinks | Artist-Curator (b. 1977) lives and works in the Netherlands where she received a Master in Fine Arts. In 2017 she finalized her second Master in Critical & Pedagogical Studies at the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. Trinks has performed extensively at international venues, including: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst [Leipzig, 2019]; 13 Festivalen [Gothenburg 2018]; Performance Site [The Hague 2017], New Performance Turku Festival [Finland 2015]; Amorph!14, performance art festival [Helsinki 2014]; Bienal Internacional de Curitiba [Brazil 2013]; Out of Site Chicago ; FADO Performance Art Centre [Toronto 2013]. And since 2013 Trinks has been a returning performed at DFBRL8R. In the past three years Trinks has done research on performance art documentation, and wrote on performance art initiatives in the Netherlands as a contribution for the publication ‘Art Action 1998 – 2018’ by Le Lieu, centre en art actuel [Quebec City]. Trinks is since 2010 co-organiser of PAE (Performance Art Event) and works since 2008 in collaboration with the all-women performance troupe, TRICKSTER. www.ieketrinks.nl.
Defibrillator Gallery [DFBRL8R] is an international platform for Performance Art known for bold and courageous programming. Actively contributing to a global dialog surrounding conceptual, ephemeral, or enigmatic modes of expression, DFBRL8R aims to raise awareness, appreciation, and respect for the discipline of Performance Art. Based at Zhou B Art Center, a privately funded complex founded in 2004 by the Zhou Brothers in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, Defibrillator is a 501c3 organization made possible with support from The Tanne Foundation Award; Reva and David Logan Foundation; 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.