Erin Ellen Kelly

Erin Ellen Kelly constructs ways of moving, collages and performance pieces in gardens, galleries, warehouse spaces, gutted stores, boats, bombed out buildings, theaters and by the side of the road. She explores the politics of the body and its relationship to the environment and society. Her work has been presented at the ProveRommet Series through Bit Teatergarasjen in Bergen, Kunsthaus Tacheles for A Month of Performance Art and Kultur im Spannwerk in Berlin, Utopia Teatro in Barcelona, and at The Performance Mix Festival, Butoh Festival, the HOWL Festival, and Movement Research at Judson Church in NYC. She has participated in LMCC’s Governors Island Swing Space residency, Fieldwork at Earthdance, and Thanksgiving CSA Farm residency. Erin created performances for Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s installations Store Windows: Live Transmission for the Temporary Contemporary series at the Bass Museum of Art and Endless Autumn at Perrotin Gallery in Miami, Florida. As a member of the multi-media collective, RansomCorp, she toured Europe, performed at La Mama and participated in a residency at Schloss Broellin. She has danced in pieces choreographed by Atsushi Takenouchi, Takuya Muramatsu, and Erika Hassan. Erin has been collaborating with artist Mariam Ghani since 2006 on a series of video installations that have been presented at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Sharjah Biennial 9, Beijing 798 Biennial, Gyeongnam Art Museum Korea, and Momenta Art, The Queens Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Erin choreographed for and was in Ghani’s A Brief History of Collapses commissioned for Documenta 13. “It Could go Either Way” curated by Amy Mackie, featuring their video pieces and stills has been presented at the Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger and will be at the Anchorage Museum of Art in Alaska in 2015.