Petra Kuppers
Since 2003
Works in Glocester United States of America

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BIO
Petra Kuppers
Asst. Professor of Performance Studies, Bryant University
Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series, www.olimpias.net

pkuppers@bryant.edu

Solo Exhibitions
Tracks (digital photography exhibit) exhibitions in community venues: Glocester Manton Library,
Chepachet, Oct. 2004, Gallery at Empire Tea and Coffee, Newport, Rhode Island, Oct./Nov. 2004, Bryant University Women’s Center, Nov./Dec. 2004.
Landscaping (performance/installation) Chisenhale Space, London, UK, 2001
Body Spaces (3 site-specific performance installations, digital photography exhibit) Contact
Theatre, Manchester Royal Infirmary Outpatients Lounge, Car Park, Manchester, 2000
Traces (video installations and digital photos), Pontardawe Arts Centre, UK, 2000, Taliesin Arts
Centre, Swansea, UK, 2000
Eyeing Up: Dancing Bodies (Chalk Drawings/Photos as Performance Traces) Solo Exhibition,
Ystradgynlais, UK, 1996
Shadowbodies (Chalk Drawings) Solo Exhibition, Gallery Cafe, Cologne, Germany, 1991

Group Exhibitions (selection)
Committing Voice festival, Goddard College, US, August 2004
InterFACES Bangkok - juried photo exhibition, Raffles LaSalle International Design School
Bangkok, July 2004
Connection/Cyswllt (Digital Photography/Manipulations) Group Exhibition, Tour of
the UK, 2002-3
Touch (installation) Body/Machine Festival, V-Space Gallery, Toronto, 2001
Performing the World Exhibit, Montauk, October 2001
CADWyn, Group Exhibition and postcard project, postcards of digital images available in 100
venues in Wales, 2001-2
Ecology and Performance Installation Village, Lancaster University, 2000
Performance and Liminality Conference, Brunel University, 2000
Sylvia Plath Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Brotfabrik, Cologne, 1990

Videography w. selected screening histories
Sleeping Giants International Disability Film Festival, National Film Theatre, UK, 2003
Landscaping Performance Studies International, NYC, 2002
Arts Television Access, San Francisco, 2001
Touch MOMA Oxford/Oxford Film and Video Makers.
London Disability Film Festival, 2002
Queer Disability, Oakland, 2002
Earth StoriesNational Think Positive Fair, Mental Health Week UK, October 2001
Picture This... Disability Film Festival, Calgary, CA, October 2001
Artists Television Access, San Francisco, October 2001
Global Visions Film Festival, Edmonton, CA, November 2001
International Disability Film Festival, National Film Theatre, UK, 2002
From Point to Point Ledled Festival, Cardiff, March 2001
Geometries International Festival of Cinema and Technology, Toronto, CA, 2002
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, US, 2001
Performative Sites, Penn State, US, 2000
Women and Disability Festival, Hawaii, US, 2000
E-Phos Body Art Festival, Greece, 2001
Dance Film Forum, Chisenhale London, UK, 2001
broadcast on PBS Brooklyn, New York, 2001
Kinofilm International Short Film Festival, Manchester, UK, 2001
GAGA Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2001
showcased on Arts Council of England Website

Many performances in international venues, since the late 80s, for more info, see www.olimpias.net

Published (selection)
NILAS (Nature in Legend and Story) newsletter, 2004
Arts Culture Nature newsletter, 2004
Providence Journal, 2004
Laban Guild Quarterly, 2004, 2003, 1999
'Aesthetic Access: Disability Arts' Shifting Aesthetics Proceedings, University of London, 2003.
‘Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge’, Routledge, 2003
'Landscaping: Spacings'. Women and Performance, 2003
'Korperliche Kommunikation: Behinderung und Tanzsprache (Bodily Communication: Disability and Language)', Jahrbuch fur Tanzforschung (Annals of Dance Research), 2003
'Meeting Content: A Performance Research Collaboration.' Contemporary Theatre Review, 2002
Placing Our (Disabled) Selves: Everyday Practices, Map-Making and Embodied Syntax', Congress in Dance Research Proceedings, November 2001.
'Looking Beyond Good Practice: Evaluation and Recording Community Based Arts Education.' Nottingham: Continuing Education Press, 2001.
‘New Landscapes: Community Art and Video Process', Afterimage, Nov/Dec. 2001
'Towards the Unknown Body: Silence, Stillness, Space in Mental Health Settings.' Theatre Topics. 10:2, 2000.
The Planet, 2000
'Digital Video Technology and Community Performance Work: Aesthetic Considerations.' Community Dance: Concepts and Issues. University of Surrey, August 1999.
Animated, Spring 1999
AdWaith, Arts Disability Magazine, 5/6, 1998
Koln Stadtanzeiger, 1991
Uberwintern, 1990

Commissions and Awards (selection)
Inaugural Caroline Plummer Fellow, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2005 (6 month community arts fellowship)
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Project Grant, 2005
New Works Grant, Rhode Island Foundation, 2004
UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, Innovation Award 2002
Named life-time member of the national UK Millennium Awards Fellowship 'for talented individuals who strengthen and enrich their communities', February 2002
Mind Millennium Award, 2000-2001
Chisenhale Space Research Grant, London, UK, 2001
Digital Summer 2000 commission, Manchester, UK

Education (selection)
Ph.D. Falmouth College of Arts, University of Plymouth, UK, 1999

Other Information
Performance Studies International, Secretary, 2001-2004
Art Culture Nature, Vice-President, since 2003