portfolio 2024-1980 and full content of the monography 1980 – 2013

pdf: Portfolio 2024 – 1980

1954. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and works on performances and other presentations:

Peter Baren acknowledges the following bodies for their generous support sofar: Mondriaan Fund, Culture Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, VSB fonds, Hartenfonds, Fonds Kwadraat, The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, The Netherland-America Foundation [NAF], Royal Netherlands Embassies and Consulates worldwide and those supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

The recent series BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND [2013 – ongoing], as a multi-sensory work, searches for a common ground between sensual bewilderment and operational suffering, challenging the constructed nature of our ideas on progress, identity and memory, derived from our social, cultural circumstances and exceeds territories

pdf:  PETER BAREN  full monography  performances 1980 – 2013  essays, texts, images and scores

Due to the corona pandemic and the international lockdown events changed into online presentations, were cancelled or postponed to further notice

News 2024
EXPANDED SCENOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND PUBLIC SPACE. University of Greece, Athens. Conference and live performance – 18 – 20 April

Performances and other presentations: 2024 – 2004


Between Graveyard and Museum’s Sphere. Museum Het Nieuwe Domein, Sittard NL. Participation in different editions of in the project ON FRIENDSHIP [Collateral Damage] V by Joseph Sassoon Semah – February


THE WeighT OF LOVE [THIS UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS]. Performance, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava SK – October THE WeighT OF LOVE [Wasted Feelings!! Peace Will Come To Me!]. Performance, city centre of Bratislava SK – October THE WeighT OF LOVE [Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind]. Lecture, VSVU Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava SKOctober Campo Abierto / Open Field. Performance and Lecture. Peras de Olmo ARS CONTINUA, Buenos Aires AR – September The Unbearable Lightness Of Rage And Time And Hope. Performance, city centre, Buenos Aires AR September Perpendicular project #19. Museu Casa Toledo and Atlantic Rainforest, Tiradentes BRA – August


THE WeighT OF LOVE [Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind]. Lectures at National and Kapodistrian University of Greece and National Theatre, Athens GR – December
THE WeighT OF LOVE  The History Of Now. Performance near Acropolis, Athens GR. December
2. CINE+PERFO Festival Internacional de Performance-art y Formatos Audiovisuales FIPFA. Buenos Aires, AR [jury member] – November
First Vilnius Biennial for Performance Art. Performance proposals BEGGARS BANQUET. Vilnius LT. September
analytical CONVERSATIONS 2nd Day. Cine+Perfo. You Tube Channel: CINEplusPERFO. Peras de Olmo, Buenos Aires AR. August 27.  video 2.55 mins www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidKFGSLcYw
OVERLAPPING KASSEL. Performance series on various locations in the city and lecture in Koenigs-Galerie, Kassel DE. June
PETER BAREN. PERFORMANCE SUITES. [Artists pages – No. 25 / March issue] El Rizo Robado – Online art and poetry magazine, Mexico. Text by Jennie Klein. www.elrizorobado.com/textos/2022_25_mar/2022_25_Baren.html
On Friendship /(Collateral Damage) IV- I Am The Resistance. May 24, Deutsche Bank headquarters – May 15, Maarten Luther church – March 12, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam NL. Taking part with performances in an ongoing project by Joseph Sassoon Semah [2021/ 2022]  video  13.58 mins. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mOQcIv_t5Q
15th ANNIVERSARY & EXHIBITION 2006 – 2021: WILD/ALIVE! Home of the Avant-Garde. Grace Exhibition Space, New York US. May 2022 – September  2021


CINE+PERFO Festival Internacional de Performance-art y Formatos Audiovisuales FIPFA. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 10 – 19 December
Twelve Years: The Archives of Scene. UP-ON LIVE ART FESTIVAL 2008 – 2020. Lushan Art Museum, Chengdu CN. Presentation Video and several studies for  UP-ON Live Art Festival#7. Dates: 28 February 2021 – 22 November 2020
2nd NIEUWSTRAAT FESTIVAL. Dordrecht, NL. Nieuwstraat Festival #2 took place on June 19, 2021, between sunrise and sunset.  Performances were carried out by volunteers and unannounced in the citycentre


8th UP-ON International Live Art Festival. Chengdu, China. Due to the pandemic the international artists were presented with online performance videos. 16 – 25 November. My videos RAGE AND TIME(2017) and PROGRESS PROGRESS [STRANDED]2019 are shown in the Wu Temple in Chengxiang’s Old Town.
Primera Trienal de Performance DEFORMES 2020. Santiago, Chile. Online performances / videos. 9-13 November. Visit: www.performancedeformes.cl
BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND [PROGRESS PROGRESS – STRANDED/ NO REQUIEM]  2019, video is online since 7 September 2020 on You Tube. Duration 3.32 mins
Corona-archives Passage. Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam The Netherlands. A digital print on paper was presented during the exhibition [part of a series of 3]. Location: Nieuw- Dakota. Dates: 15 July – 30 August
PERFORMANCE: Peter Baren- Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind dream idea machine ART VIEW  featuring in greek online artmagazine with BDWTHOM performance series, Venice May 2013. Online since May 18, 2020 – link: http://www.dreamideamachine.com/?p=57967
What Remains: On the Sacred, the Lost and the Forgotten Relics of Live Art. ARC Gallery, Chicago, US.  7 – 28 February [produced by Defibrillator Gallery]. PB contribution in MERGE – WEEK 2: In this ever changing exhibition I worked with table and chair used by Marilyn Arsem in her performance STILL WAITING during RAPID PULSE #4 [2015]. My proposal STILL WAITING_NO REQUIEM includes drawings and texts on this [burned] table and chair of my project [THE PACK OF TING] that never saw the light of day, yet. www.dfbrl8r.org   video 2.30 mins.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WfNp-w12Y


CONFRONTATION II. LOCUS SOLUS [Artist Practice in Progress]. Amsterdam NL. Exhibition: 16 November – 7 December. franck gribling reacts to Joseph Semah’s project ON FRIENDSHIP [Collateral Damage] III. The Third GaLUT. The Guest becomes Host. Peter Baren contribution: ON HOPE AND OTHER TERMINAL BODIES. Series of 3 performance stills. 86 x 260 cms, C-prints on aluminium. Edition: 1/5. 2006
RED PLEXUS/ Préavis de dêsordre Urbain#13 Performance Festival. La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France. Dates: 13-15 September. Article in La Provence newspaper 11 September
PROJECT ID. In-Between Identities. Different locations, The Hague NL. Produced by P. S. Performance Site, VestAndPage and Marilyn Arsem. Residencies including a Live Program, Study Room [in co-operation with LADA / Live Art Development Agency, London] 1 – 7 July. PB Lecture SILHOUETTES LIKE SHIVERING ANCIENT FEELINGS [ORIGIN-CHANGE-IDENTITY] and a performance together with Imke Zeinstra: BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND [NO REQUIEM]
UPDATE. Group show. Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL. A selection of handscripted scores and performance studies [from the period 2007 – 2019]. 29 June- 28 July
Wie Sprechen Wir. How do we speak? A repertoire of language. GfZK. Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig. Participation in ‘I Enter A Room’ (Performance Monologues by ieke Trinks), exhibition curator: Sarie Nijboer. April/May


ART ACTION 1998 – 2018 is organized by LE LIEU, Quebec [Canada]. RiAP/ Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance. September-December program: Exhibitions, conferences and publication ART ACTION 1998-2018. Continents presented are: Canada, Americas and Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Including different exhibitions of documentation and artifacts. During EUROPE exhibition and event PB book with performances 1980 – 2013, plus photo material are on display/request. 11 November 2018. Ieke Trinks lectures on ACTION ART AND ARTISTS INITIATIVES IN THE NETHERLANDS. Images of a couple of PB performances are included in the lecture.
TAC#30. TransArt Communication festival. Nové Zámky, Slovakia. PB venue: Csemadok [Hungarian Cultural Centre]
TAC 1988-2018. 30 Years: The exhibition. Ernest Zmetak Gallery, Nové Zámky, Slovakia
Fractured Bodies. TEMPTING FAILURE#18. Biennial of Performance Art and Noise – hosted in the Borough of Croydon, London, UK. PB location: Braithwaite Hall
TheParallelShow [#1-10] . Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL. The Parallel Show, Spoken word performance and book presentation. With Frans van Lent, Peter Baren, Ienke Kastelein, Ieke Trinks. Project and book produced by Frans van Lent for unnoticedart.com  Publisher: Jap Sam Books


BLAUVERSCHIEBUNG NO10. Internationales performance kunst festival Leipzig. Galerie KUB and Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipig, Germany
On Friendship [Collateral Damage]  II– Guardians of the door. Amsterdam, NL – participation with several performances in a project by Joseph Semah. featuring at Stedelijk Museum: 20, 21, 22 October (Curator: Margriet Schravemaker) and in The New Church: 22 June and 13 July. Other partners: Jewish Historical Museum, Goethe Institute
SAME DIFFERENCE: EQUINOX TO EQUINOX. Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy. 22 September. [the film – produced by BBEYOND, Belfast] Screenings in 2017 during: Blue Evening. Galerie Koppelmann – Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne, Germany / Mobilize: Performance Art from Ireland. Cyberarts Gallery, Boston and in Human Resources LA. Los Angeles, US
PLATFORMS PROJECT. Independent Art Fair. Athens, Greece [with THE SHOWS, presentation curated and produced by Frans van Lent for Unnoticed Art Festival]
LAM#7. Forum of Live Art. Arti et Amicitiae and theater Frascati, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Rose Akras / Forum of Live Art Amsterdam)
Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam, NL (curated by Rose Akras / FLAM)


LET IT KEEP SECRETS. Project around the early work of Michael Gibbs (1949-2009). PB Performance Blind Date With Michael Gibbs [Secret It Is] in Soledad Senlle Art Foundation (produced with Eva Gonggrijp). Other institutions involved: Stedelijk Museum, De Appel arts centre, Rietveld Akademie, WG Kunst, Boekie Woekie. Amsterdam, NL (curated by Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook)
De Appel Timeline: 40+ Years of risk. De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, NL
Préavis de Désordre Urbain#10. On borders and migrations. Outdoor locations and in La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (curated by Christine Bouvier and produced by Red Plexus)
Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox | Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy.
Performance with Rose Akras. Observation deck, A*DAM Tower, Amsterdam, NL (World wide event produced by BBEYOND, Belfast)
Fine art – Finance Lab @ 4Bid Gallery. OT 301 Overtoom, Amsterdam, NL
VERBO. 12. Mostra de performance arte. Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brasil (curated by Marcos Gallon)
MIP3. Manifestação Internacional de Performance. SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brasil (curated by Marco Paulo Rolla)
RAPID PULSE #5. International Performance Art Festival. Defibrillator Gallery. Chicago, US (curated by Joseph Ravens / RP team)


TheParallelShow#3. M Museum, Leuven, Belgium
TheParallelShow#2. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, NL (TPS is an initiative of the Unnoticed Art festival / Frans van Lent)
A Call For Drawings. BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, NL (project curator: Klaas Hoek/MAHKU)
LIVE/LIFE: Interactive Performances and Installations. Ledeberg square, Gent, Belgium (curated by Monali Meher for Achturenhuis)
3. CIPAF. Cyprus International Performance Art Festival. (ARTos Foundation) Nicosia, Cyprus [curated by Christina Georgiou]
SummerShow. Francis Boeske Projects & Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
lying-sitting-standing-walking-jumping-flying/falling. Of what people do – and how. Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany (curated by a.o. Boris Nieslony)
PERFORMANCEFESTIVAL with traces. Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
ANDERS SEIN. Six artists, 2 countries, five nationalities. City centre, Neuss, Germany (curated by Peter Baren and Klaus Richter. Produced by Kulturforum Alte Post)
ART THE HAGUE. With Publishing House De Zwaluw [The Swallow], The Hague, NL


STAGE IT! Series of presentations on performance art. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL. Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind. PERFORMANCES 1980 – 2013 (curated by Hendrik Folkerts)
Graft and Transplant. Entity Conception Exhibition. Blue Roof Art Festival. Chengdu, China (curated by Zhou Bin / Zheng Zhihai)
ONCE UPON A TIME…THE COLLECTION NOW [Counter-Cultures 1965-  1985] Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL (curated by Diana Franssen)         


DEFRAMED. Infr’Action Venezia 2. International Performance Art Event. Venice, Italy (curated by Jonas Stampe)
11. MALAMUT Performance Art Festival. Ostrava, Czech Republic (curated by Jiri Suruvka)
exist-ence 5. International festival and symposia.
Queensland College of Art Project Gallery, Brisbane (AUS) produced by Rebecca Cunningham and Nicola Morton
exist-ence 5. International festival. A For Atlas, Melbourne (AUS)
exist-ence 5. International festival. PACT, Sydney (AUS)


XIV. International Art Festival INTERAKCJE. Galeria ODA, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
DISPLACING TIME. ORANGERIE Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne, Germany (produced by PAErsche Aktionslabor NRW)
Elita festival. PAE Rotterdam presentation. Teatro Franco Paronti, Milan, Italy (produced by Wolfart Project Spaces)
THE INEVITABLE. 222 LodgeExtern at SBK/Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, NL (produced by Frans van Lent)


TRANSMUTED festival internacional de performance. Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by Martin Renteria)
4. existence. a live art event. Powerhouse and Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia (curated by Rebecca Cunningham for exist)
Ill Repute. UNIT/PITT Projects, Vancouver, Canada
13. International Multimedial Art Festival (IMAF). MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia (curated by Nenad Bogdanovic)
Exchange Radical Moments! PAErsche and Die Fabrikanten. Orangerie-Theater, Cologne, Germany [with PAErsche]


Guangzhou Live 010. 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China (curated by Jonas Stampe)
An elusive sense of intimacy. Grace Exhibition Space, New York, US (curated by Jill McDermid)
Fountain Art Fair. Miami, US (with Grace Exhibition Space, New York)
What’s New? Acquisitions. Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL (curated by Mirjam Westen)
INFR’ACTION 6. Festival International d’Art Performance. Sète, France (curated by Jonas Stampe and Nadia Captaine)
PAE#3. Performance Art Event. Wolfart Project Spaces, Rotterdam, NL
12th International Multimedial Art Festival IMAF. MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia
Exist-ence. live, film, art-i-fact. White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (curated by Rebecca Cunningham for exist)
IN:ACT. international performance art event. Nhasan Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam (with exist-ence, Brisbane)


10th OPEN ART International Performance Art Festival. 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China (curated by Chen Jin)
Préavis de Désordre Urbain#3. La Friche la Belle de Mai and outdoor locations in Marseille, France (curated by Christine Bouvier for RedPlexus)
The manifold (after) lives of performance. Frascati theater, Amsterdam (curated by Ann Demeester). Co-produced by de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, NL and STUK kunstencentrum/ PLAYGROUND festival, Leuven, Belgium
Made In Arnhem INVITES/35 Years Of Art Festivals. Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL (curated by Mirjam Westen)
XI. International Art Festival INTERAKCJE. Galeria ODA, Piotrkow Trybunalski and Galeria BWA, Bielsko Biala, Poland (curated by Dariusz Fodzcuk)


ASIATOPIA 10. BACC /Bangkok Art And Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (curated by Chumpon Apisuk)
Visibility Project 4. Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
Préavis de Désordre Urbain#2. Outdoor locations and in La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (curated by Christine Bouvier for RedPlexus)
Exist in 08. International Live Art Event. The Judy Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane and Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia (curated by Rebecca Cunningham and Zane Trow for exist-ence)


The National Review of Live Art/ New Moves International. Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom (curated by Nikki Milican)
INPORT. 5th International Video-performance Art festival. Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia (curated by Gert Hatsukov)
Incantation in the sense of stillness. Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede, NL with Aaron Williamson and Toine Horvers (curated by Anet van de Elzen).


Kunstvlaai 6/Art Fair. Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL (with Performance Lab)
PERFORMANCE. Registrations #1. Sub-urban video lounge, Rotterdam, NL (curated by Toine Horvers)


Altered States. LIVE 2005. Performance Art Biennale. Vancouver, Canada (curated by Jeremy Turner)
BLURRR 5. The Fifth Biennial of Performance Art. CCA / Center for Contemporary Art and outdoor actions in Tel Aviv, Israel (curated  by Sergio Edelsztein)
Acts of Faith and Generosity. Imperceptible. The earth rings. 2nd Annual Festival of Contemporary Art. La Bisbal d’Emporda and La InteriorBodega, Barcelona, Spain (curated by Denys Blacker / EBENT)
Castle of Imagination. 13th festival of Performance Art. Slupsk, Ustka, Krakow and Torun, Poland (curated by Wladislaw Kazmierzcak)
Close Encounters. Trace. Installaction space. Cardiff, UK (curated by Andre Stitt)


CURRENCY 2004. An International Festival of Contemporary Performance. New York, US (curated by Dan McKereghan)
I NEED YOU. Kunsthaus PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (curated by Beate Engel)

For more details on 2003 – 1980 please go to Portfolio 2023 – 1980