International Visiting Artists: Ignacio Perez Perez

Friday / Sep 20 / 19
8:00 pm

TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre)
36 Lisgar Street, Toronto

Doors: 7:30pm
Performances: 8:00pm

International Visiting Artists: Ignacio Pérez Pérez
Presented in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action

"We are together in this. Now or never. Now or never. Now or never."

Ignacio Pérez Pérez is a visual nomad. His work explores phenomenal reality as a journey, like the poet Mosche Benarrosch wrote: "the longest journey / is arriving / at the place / where you are." He creates experiences of ritualistic playfulness and worldly contemplation to observe and encounter otherness and its permanent state of transformation in the realm of everyday life. His practice crosses diverse fields as performance art, walking, street photography and networking. 



A new performance by Ignacio Pérez Pérez will be presented on the same evening as new performances by Marita Bullmann (Germany) and Liina Kuittinen (Finland)


Please join us on Saturday, September 21 for artists talks by Ignacio Pérez Pérez and Marita Bullman.


Ignacio Pérez Pérez's appearance in Toronto is in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action, one of FADO's enduring partners. FADO and VIVA! have partnered several times (2013: Tomasz Szrama / Poland, Macarena Perich Rosas / Chile; 2015: Victoria Gray / UK, Dorothea Rust / Switzerland) over the years to share the presentation of international artists to both platforms in order to bring exceptional artists and their work to audiences in both cities; in addition to giving visiting artists the unique opportunity of engaging with performance communities in both Toronto and Montreal.



Initiated by Patrick Lacasse and Alexis Bellavance, VIVA! was founded in 2006 by six artist-run centres from Greater Montreal to support the production of events dedicated to the presentation and advancement of action art practices and knowledge. The organiZation’s energies are primarily focused on VIVA! Art Action, an international biennial whose sixth edition took place in October 2017. Currently the fruit of a partnership with nine artist-centred organisations, the festival provides the public with an accessible and convivial context in which to encounter performance art in its most striking and avant-garde forms.



[Image credit: Ignacio Pérez Pérez. Untitled. Spain, 2017. Photo credit: Ana Matey]
[ International Visiting Artists ]

+ International Visiting Artists: Marita Bullmann (Germany)
+ International Visiting Artists: Liina Kuittinen (Finland)
+ International Visiting Artists (Talks): Marita Bullmann and Ignacio Perez Perez
+ WORKSHOP with Liina Kuittinen: Blowing because mouth knows how to blow and makes a sound for ears to hear