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Denys Blacker

A transdisciplinary visual artist who interrelates performance, drawing, sculpture and video. She graduated in Fine Arts from West Surrey College of Art & Design (London), completed her Master of Fine Arts at Chelsea School of Art (London) and recently completed her PhD at the University of Northumbria (England) with research into Synchronicity and Consciousness in the practices of Improvised Performance. She has lived and worked in Catalonia since 1987.

In 2002, together with Dutch artist Anet Van De Elzen, she founded a non-profit cultural association. Since then she has organised over 20 international performance festivals in the Girona and Barcelona areas. Worthy of note is the FEM international gathering, an annual festival centring on action work by women, currently in its 16th year. She works in collaboration with the Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Arts Centre (Barcelona), where she coordinates the Face to Face programme, cycles of performance, interviews and residencies to promote the work of women artists.

She is a member of the international performance groups Wolf in the Winter and Ocells al Cap, and is one of the founder members of the ELAA project (European Live Art Archive), subsidised by the EU and hosted by Girona University. She is the founder of the women’s action artists collective Corpologia and the magazine of the same name. She collaborates with other organisations to programme performance events such as Cicle d'Art al Bòlit (Centre d'Art Contemporani de Girona) and FLARE (Forum for Live Art Research and Education) at the University of Northumbria (England). She recently started SYNC, a project of monographs about women performance artists.

Update: 2 October 2019


Has participated in


Feminist performances