Photo by Eric McNatt

Marissa Perel

Using a variety of media to bear on the subtleties of the human body, [Perel] conjures a cryptically alluring world that commands the gallery space,” (Hyperallergic). Marissa Perel is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York.Working among the forms of dance, installation, and writing, their research is focused on choreography and disability, crip time and queerness, power and access, and pain and desire. Perel’s work, (do not) despair solo made its world premiere at the American Realness Festival 2018 at Abrons Art Center. Perel has received commissions from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago for Site Unseen: Disabling Conditions, and for the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in collaboration with Gregg Bordowitz. Perel has also received commissions from The Chocolate Factory Theater and FringeArts, and has been presented at Danspace Project, Judson Memorial Church, Golden Gallery, Pseudo Empire Gallery, Dixon Place, and Center for Performance Research (NY), DIVO Institute (Prague, CR) and Medium Gallery (Slovakia) among others. Perel is a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Low-Residency M.F.A. and has been a visiting artist at such institutions as University of Michigan, Bryn Mawr, Barnard College, Wesleyan University, and Konstack College of Art and Design in Stockholm, SE.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 19, 2018

Witchcraft – a Corporeal Practice

, 2017

Sunday Process Lab

May 21, 2017

Rename and Unbody

October 04, 2016

Rename and Unbody: Somatic Awareness and Language for Who and What We Are

June 09, 2016