cv 2019-1979


*1954. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and works on

Peter Baren acknowledges the following bodies for supporting his performances and presentations: Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard CultureFund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, VSB fonds, Fonds Kwadraat, Harten Fonds, The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), Royal Netherlands Embassies and Consulates worldwide and those who wish to remain anonymous

The recent series BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND, as a multi-sensory work, searches for a common ground between sensual bewilderment and political commentary, challenging the constructed nature of our ideas on progress and memory, derived from our social and cultural circumstances

English version below, including survey of images.
At the bottom of this listing you can find a LONG NL resume   and UK, 2019-1979

Performances and other presentations [a selection]:


7th UP-ON. International Live Art Festival. Chengdu, China                        la-bas. Experimental live art. Helsinki, Finland                                           CONNECTION>EUROPE 3. Santiago, Chile [produced by PERFOLINK]             BLAUVERSCHIEBUNG NO11. Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany [in co-operation with Galerie KUB]                                             5.UTOPIA Performance Meeting. Mexico City, Mexico          PERFORMANCEAR O MORIR. Different locations, Mexico  



RiAP/ Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance.
ART ACTION 1998 – 2018 is organized by LE LIEU, Quebec [Canada].  September- December: Exhibitions, conferences and publication ART ACTION 1998-2018. Continents presented are: Canada, Americas and Africa, Europe, Asia   
and Oceania. Ieke Trinks produced a text and lecture on ACTION ART AND ARTISTS INITIATIVES IN THE NETHERLANDS. 11 November. Interviewed by Trinks for this text that will feature in the book ART ACTION 1998-2018. Including an exhibition of documentation, videos, artifacts. PB performance book, 2007 / 2017 video and photo material are on display. [The new publication is a follow-up of ART ACTION 1958-1998]                                                                 TAC#30. TransArt Communication festival. Nové Zámky, Slovakia. Different locations. PB venue: Csemadok [Hungarian Cultural Centre]                             TAC#30. 1988-2018 The exhibition. Ernest Zmetak Gallery, Nové Zámky,  Slovakia  TEMPTING FAILURE#18. London’s Biennial of Performance and Noise –             hosted exclusively in the London Borough of Croydon, London, UK. PB location: Braithwaite Hall                                                                                                        TheParallelShow [#1-10] . Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL. 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


BLAUVERSCHIEBUNG NO10. Internationales performance kunst festival Leipzig. Galerie KUB and Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipig, Germany                    The performance BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND [HOFFNUNG, EXIL UND TOT] in Galerie KUB is carried out together with Christopher Utpadel                  On Friendship [Collatoral Damage]  II– Guardians of the door. Amsterdam, NL – participation with several performances in a project by Joseph Semah. Stedelijk Museum: 20, 21, 22 October (Curator: Margriet Schravemaker)/ 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. [the film – produced by BBEYOND, Belfast. Screenings 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. Athens, Greece [with THE SHOWS, presentation produced by Unnoticed Art Festival/ Frans van Lent]                                                                                 FLAM#7. Forum of Live Art. Arti et Amicitiae and theater Frascati, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Rose Akras)                                                                                                                    ART ROTTERDAM. INTERSECTIONS. Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL (produced by FLAM/Forum of Live Art)


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 are: Stedelijk Museum, De Appel arts centre, Rietveld Akademie, WG Kunst, Boekie Woekie. Amsterdam, NL (curated by Eva Gonggrijp, Gerrit Jan de Rook)
De Appel Timeline: 40+ Years of risk. De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, NL
Préavis de Désordre Urbain#10. Outdoor locations and in La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (produced by Christine Bouvier for 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 (produced by BBEYOND, Belfast)                                                                  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


TheParallelShow#3. M Museum, Leuven, Belgium (TPS is an initiative of the Unnoticed Art festival /Frans van Lent)                                                 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 and produced by Monali Meher for Achturenhuis)
3. CIPAF. Cyprus International Performance Art Festival. (Study Room, ARTos Foundation) Nicosia, Cyprus
lying-sitting-standing-walking-jumping-flying/falling. Of what people do – and how. Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany (curated by a.o. Boris Nieslony)                            SummerShow. Francis Boeske Projects & Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL                           
PERFORMANCEFESTIVAL with traces. Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
ANDERS SEIN. Six artists, 2 countries, five nationalities. City centre, Neuss, Germany (curated by Peter Baren, Klaus Richter and produced by Kulturforum Alte Post)


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


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


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 (produced by Martin Renteria)
4. existence. a live art event. Powerhouse and Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia (produced by Rebecca Cunningham for exist)
Ill Repute. UNIT/PITT Projects, Vancouver, Canada
13. International Multimedial Art Festival (IMAF). MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia (produced by Nenad Bogdanovic)


Guangzhou Live 010. 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China (curated by Jonas Stampe)
An elusive sense of intimacy. Grace Exhibition Space, New York, US (produced by Jill McDermid)
Fountain Art Fair. Miami, US (with Grace Exhibition Space,  New York)
What’s New?  Acquisitions. Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL (curator: 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        Exist-ence. live, film, art-i-fact. White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (produced 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 (produced by Christine Bouvier for RedPlexus)
The manifold (after) lives of performance. Frascati, 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 (produced by Christine Bouvier for RedPlexus)
Exist in 08. International Live Art Event. The Judy Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane and Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia (produced by Rebecca Cunningham 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)


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


LIVE2005. Altered States. 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 and produced by Dan McKereghan)
I NEED YOU. Kunsthaus PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (curated by Beate Engel)

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