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Genevieve White

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I use my body to test my limits and expose my vulnerability. I am interested in the states of repression and freedom, identity shifts and body language. I wrap my head entirely with yarn, obstructing my senses, which becomes a heavy head. I finally stretch the twine away with my hands to free myself from my mask until I re-appear. The rope or the things that bind us is also what can make us free. This is the symbolic nature that drives most of my performances. Navigating from the inside out, I try to unravel truths and myths about others and myself. I am interested in using the body as a map, a vessel, a container, a follower, an interdependent and independent being that impacts its environment.
Genevieve White


Genevieve White
Genevieve White is a performance artist who works across mediums and collaborates with photographers, musicians, dancers and sculptors. White’s work is driven by personal references, poetry and dance, which seeks to portray and show the complexities in shifts of identity. She works with video, photography, painting, drawing, installations and performance. Her interest in the absurdity of repetitive gestures, body language, and consciousness are the grounds on which she creates her visual vocabulary.

She was born in Montreal, Canada in May of 1983. She is currently living in New York City. White attended Parsons the New School for Design from 2007-2009. She received her M.F.A and she has been shown in group exhibitions at The Kitchen, 151 Gallery, Artist’s Space, Envoy Enterprises, Cooper union and has performed at the Summer Stage festival, the Whitney Museum, Deitch, the Perfoma festival, Neuberger Museum.