Performa 09 Hub by nOffice
Darren O’Donnell, Haircuts By Children, 2007. Presented by Art in General. Photo copyright Paula Court.
Allan Kaprow, Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofman, 1963/2007. Photo copyright Paula Court. Courtesy of Performa and Creative Time.
Long March Project, Avant-Garde, 2007. Photo by Elizabeth Proitsis


Performa Staff

Performa Staff

RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator
Esa Nickle, Producing Director and International Affairs, esa(at)

Charles Aubin, Associate Curator, charles(at)
Mark Beasley, Curator, mark(at)
Adrienne Edwards, Curator, adrienne(at)
Lana Wilson, Film Curator at Large, lana(at)
Defne Ayas, Curator at Large, defne(at)
Sozita Goudouna, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, sozita(at)

Franck Bordese, Director of Finance and Operations, franck(at)
Allison Derusha, Senior Development Officer, allison(at)
Luisa Gui, Individual Giving and Special Events, luisa(at)
Job Piston, Communications Associate and Special Projects, job(at)
Marc Arthur, Research and Archives, marc(at)
Sophie Kaufman, Development Assistant, sophie(at)
Jennifer Piejko, Editor, Performa Magazine, jennifer(at)

SUTTON, Exclusive Press Agency,

Performa Board of Directors

Noam Andrews
Laurie Beckelman
Irving Benson
Todd Bishop
Amy Cappellazzo
Toby Devan Lewis (Honorary Chair)
Wendy Fisher
Stephanie French
Emily Glasser
RoseLee Goldberg
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (Chair)
Ronald Guttman
Barbara Hoffman
Rashid Johnson
Aditya Julka
Edward Tyler Nahem


Performa Curatorial Advisory Board

Marina Abramovic, Artist and Teacher
Massimiliano Gioni, Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art
Yuko Hasegawa, Curator
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, The Jewish Museum
Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Joan Jonas, Artist
Lois Keidan, Director, Live Art Development Agency, UK
William Kentridge, Artist
Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Director, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Paul D. Miller, Musician
Meredith Monk, Artist
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Independent Curator
Yoko Ono, Artist
Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum of Contemporary Art
Catherine Wood, Curator, Tate Modern
Octavio Zaya, Independent Curator