Jess Dobkin

[Image Credit: Jess Dobkin. How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? (For Martha Wilson). 2015. Photo Credit: Tania Anderson.]


Jess Dobkin is an artist, curator and teacher whose prolific practice extends across black boxes and white cubes, art fairs and subway stations, international festival and single bathroom stalls. She creates intimate solo theatre performances, large-scale public happenings, playful subversive interventions and engaging performance art workshops and lectures.

Her creative endeavors have received wide support and recognition, including repeated funding from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the Astraea Foundation, and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Her work has toured North America, and has been presented at renowned avant-garde venues in New York, including P.S.122, The Kitchen, LaMama, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, and the WOW Cafe. In Toronto, her work has been presented at the Rhubarb! Festival, SPIN Gallery, the Inside/Out Festival, the Hysteria Festival, and other venues. She lives in Toronto.



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