Saturday, September 27, 2014


After a long hiatus in doing Live Installation Mideo M Cruz is now back to present a major work entitled “Life is Beautiful”. Here he will discuss the flood of stimulus that brought us to a certain zone in our habitual norms. The diarrhea of information that demands us to believe that we live in a beautiful world.

Mideo M Cruz was listed as the most controversial artist by Flavor Wire in 2011. He hit the headlines when the conservative members of the church wanted to take down his installation in the Cultural Center of the Philippines in August 2011 for allegedly blasphemous content. In mostly unorthodox method his works show strong allegorical images that challenge the social order. His creative practice continually produces intelectual images that generate debates and challenges perception.

Friday, November 22, 2013


1st NYC exhibition of works by artist Taje Tross: Artifacts, Sculptures and Limited-Edition Prints 

Exhibition November 9 - 30, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, November 8
Viewing during events and by appointment



Taje Tross is an Estonian performance, installation and new media artist, educated at the alternative art institution at the Academia Non Grata in Estonia, The Academy of Fine Arts of Helsinki and Tallinn and Universität der Künste in Berlin.

She has been one of the main engines of the International Non Grata Performance Group since 1998.

As Devilgirl, this femme fatale has been seen on the over-continental underground sceen worldwide. She is wild and anonymous. MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

“I have to get on with my life”: Marni Kotak’s Found Performances from Birth to Present

“I have to get on with my life”: Marni Kotak’s Found Performances from Birth to Present

January 14, 2011 – February 11, 2011
Open reception: Friday, January 14, 7-9pm

Closing and live performance of “My Birth”:
Friday, February 11, 2011
8:00 pm

“You’re born in a bed, you dream in a bed, you make love in a bed, and you die in a bed.” – Marni Kotak, 2010

Marni Kotak will present a new performance entitled "My Birth" at the Alice Chilton Gallery, this Friday Night, February 11th at 8pm, in conjunction with the closing of her exhibition. In this live action, Kotak will undergo a public rebirthing ritual on her recently deceased grandmother's bed that the artist and her lover broke during sex. Typical of contemporary rebirthing practices, Kotak will employ cyclic breathing techniques in order to tap into and release traumatic memories stored in the deep reaches of her body consciousness. Starting from the recent past and moving deeper into her memory towards her birth, Kotak will re-experience traumatic events in her life, live in front of the audience, while simultaneously shedding layers of clothing, symbolic objects, documents and other memorabilia that relate to the distressing events, until she is ultimately bare and re-born. Leading her through this action will be her boyfriend, Jason Robert Bell, who will be present as a doctor/shaman/spiritual guide.  

Also available at the closing will be a limited-edition book with photos and written commentary about each of the artist’s performances from birth to present, and quotes by contemporary artists, curators and art writers, as well as members of the artist’s family, that speak to the concept of everyday life as art.

In her installation at Alice Chilton Gallery, I Have To Get On With My Life:  Marni Kotak’s Found Performances from Birth to Present, Kotak presents the major events in her life from birth to present within the context of a bedroom in a working class, New England town. The exhibit is installed in the style of her parents’ New England beach house utilizing household items that have been altered or imprinted with family photos, and includes photo plaques commemorating the ‘major performances’ conducted for each year of her life from 1974-2010. 

Background on Marni Kotak

Marni Kotak is a Brooklyn-based performance artist who creates interactive multimedia works in which she presents her life as art. Recent bodies of work include her MyHouse project whereby she proclaims that everything that transpires in her home in Bushwick, Brooklyn to be art; her on-going Livesystems through which she markets her everyday activities online and sells advertising on her body; and her Found Performances – or re-enactments of real life experiences – the latest of which, Sunny Blue Plymouth (2010), was just held at Fountain Art Fair in Miami, and involved a re-enactment of losing her virginity in a glittery blue Plymouth Acclaim, as well as a collaboration with international performance art group NONGRATA to destroy that same car. Other Found Performances include Hot Water Bags (2010), a re-enactment of childhood sexual exploration, at Plato’s Cave, S’mores (2009), held as part of the 10th Annual Open Art International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China, My Grandfather’s Funeral (2009) at English Kills Gallery, and How to French Kiss (2009) at Grace Exhibition Space.
For more information, visit

147 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Press Contact: Gallery Director, Jill McDermid    646.78.3402

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Alice Chilton Gallery at Fountain Art Fair, Miami

ALICE CHILTON GALLERY IS THRILLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, MIAMI 2505 North Miami Avenue Hours: Fri-Sat 11 am - 12 am Sun 11 am - 7 pm

Durational performances during all gallery hours:
AABIER (sisters Adina and Arielle Bier) and Kikuko Tanaka

plus Performance Art Documentation, Scores and Artifacts by performance artists from around the globe

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Anonymous Boh


solo works and collaborations with non grata group


Friday - Sunday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Opening reception: Friday, November 12 
7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Alice Chilton Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new documentation, limited edition photographs, videos and catalogues by the Anonymous Boh of the Non Grata Group, which consists of over 40 international and anonymous members. ACG opened in 2009 with a show of works by Non Grata, and I believe it is important to keep up with this group, as they continue to expand their influence within the art world.

Their performances consist of lectures on the human condition, politics, economy and religion. They use the entire area they are performing to engage and interact with the audience. Their performances are wonderous spectacle lectures which delve deep into our psyches.  

They are also extremely diligent about their documentation, with skillful photography and videotaping, which is edited and bound into large hard cover catalogues.

Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art, it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art is pouring out. For those whose world of art starts from the point where the art world ends, NONGRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in this seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us it is a cure from incest. 

The main point of the ANONYMOUS BOH'S WORK is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. When working collaboratively, the  performances of the Non Grata Group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of reactions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places Where the Art World doesn’t work

NON GRATA is an International performance group with over 40 members, mostly from Estonia but also from Quebec, Finland, Sweden, Germany, USA, France, Chile. The main characteristics of the members are ANONYMITY in group work, ignorance of local art world and mass media. NON GRATA has performed in Asia, Europe, South and North America with street actions and long lasting ghetto marathons.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sarah H. Paulson's
"Foot to mouth: ONE minus one"

7:00 - 9:00 pm
2-hour performance  "Foot to mouth: ONE minus one
Performers:  Corey Bliss, Erin Jones, Yasamin Keshtkar, Marissa Mickelberg, Nancy H. Paulson, Susie Paulson, Emily Poole, Angela Vitacolonna, and Stephanie Waddell
People can enter and exit any time throughout the 2 hour piece.