Cristiane Bouger

Cristiane Bouger is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in the fields of performance, video, installation, contemporary dance, experimental theater, text, poetry and critical writing. Through her interdisciplinary practice, she aims to provoke dissonances and the displacement of meaning and context to ignite an unexpected perceptual apprehension on the viewers. The imagery of her works reveals existential examinations or responses that reflects upon the female body, desire, cultural conducts, behavior and symbols, political mechanisms, biography and fiction. Her performances have been presented in Brazil, the United States and Romania. Bouger’s videoperformances and the documentary Community, Activism and the Downtown Scene were screened in independent and institutional circuits in the major Brazilian cities and in the 9ème Festival des Cinémas Différents (Paris), In-Presentable 08 (Madrid), Montage Video Dance Festival (Johannesburg), ACE Film Festival (New York), The New Filmmakers Series – Latino/Anthology Film Archives (New York) and TVR Cultural, in Romania. In New York, she collaborated with chameckilerner. She was a contributing writer for the Movement Research’s Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange (2010-2011) and a collaborating writer for PERFORMA 09 – The Third New Visual Art Performance Biennial. She has been a contributing editor for the MR Performance Journal since 2007 and a collaborating writer for the Critical Correspondence since 2008. In 2012 she was a nominee for the Alice Award – Artistic Landmarks in Contemporary Experience (Belgium), in the category Emerging Critic Award. She was a participant at The Kitchen's Sixth Annual Sidney Kahn 2004 Summer Institute (The Kitchen/Sarah Lawrence College) and a 2003 Artist-in-Residence at Casa Hoffmann, in Brazil.