Jess Dobkin

2022 Program Artist

Jess Dobkin has been a working artist, curator, community activist, mentor, and teacher for more than 25 years, having created and produced intimate solo theatre performances, large-scale public happenings, socially engaged interventions, performance art workshops, and talks. Her practice extends across black boxes and white cubes, art fairs and subway stations, international festivals and single bathroom stalls. She has operated an artist-run newsstand in a vacant subway station kiosk, a soup kitchen for artists, a breast milk tasting bar, and a performance festival hub for kids. Her film and video works are distributed by Vtape and traces of her performance work are held in performance art archives internationally.


Conjuring the Archive

In this participatory performance art workshop, participants delve into experiences, ideas, and questions about the lifespan and spirit life of archival materials. Objects perform in past, present, and future, inhabiting all dimensions and directions, with new resonance and meaning available in every possible context. Participants will bring three items that they consider to be part […]