10th Anniversary Celebration, 2014. Photo @ Yuko Torihara
Artist talk with Ryan McNamara NeueHouse, 2014. Photo @ Yuko Torihara
Bushwick Crowl, 2014.
Visionaries Tour of The Highline, 2013
Visionaries Studio Visit with Marianne Vitale, 2013
Haute Rustic dinner with Marianne Vitale, 2013
Performa Visionaries and Annie O. Music Series present Dorit Chrysler and Theremin at Chez Andrè, 2013
A Very Good Feast with the Performa Visionaries, 2013. Photo by Debbie Huang
A Surrealism Salon, 2013. Photo by Debbie Huang
Relâche- La Boum Pre Party at Zero + Maria Cornejo, 2012. Photo by Debbie Huang
SIA performing at Relâche, A Performa Gala, 2012. Photo by Paula Court
Relâche, 2012. Photo by Paula Court
Ryan McNamara speaks with RoseLee Goldberg on photography and performance at Soho House, 2012. Photo by Debbie Huang
Jennifer Rubell for Performa 09 Opening Night Gala, 2009. Photo by Paula Court


Support Performa with a contribution or become a Patron Circle member and experience the contemporary art world through the lens of performance, past and present. Through our biennial, lectures, symposia, other public programs and special events, we invite you to explore the creative process of performance and be engaged with the artists, curators, scholars, collectors, gallerists and performance enthusiasts who make such extraordinary live work possible.

Your annual, tax-deductible contribution to be a member of a circle supports and sustains Performa’s operations and ability to provide the public with artistic and educational programming of the highest quality.

For more information, please contact Sarah Haimes at sarahATperforma-arts.org or 212-366-5700.

Download our patron circle brochure with full list of annual benefits here.



Our heartfelt thanks to the following institutions, agencies, individuals and galleries for their generous patronage of Performa and our programs.

Major Donors

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation - Institute of International Education, Lambent Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, David and Elaine Potter Foundation, and The Arison Arts Foundation.

Additional Support

Institute Francais, FACE, Marta Heflin Foundation, NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

Directors Circle

Toby Devan Lewis, Wendy Fisher, Yoko Ono, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn, Ronald Guttman, Nancy & Fred Poses

Producers Circle

Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Mimi Brown and Alp Ercil, Marian Goodman, Agnes Gund, Dominique Levy, Fiona and Eric Rudin, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas Lee, Anita Zabludowicz

Curators Circle

Alexander Gorlin, Steven Holl, Andrea Krantz and Harvey Sawikin, and Julie Mehretu

Archivists Circle

Noreen K. Ahmad, Shumita and Arani Bose, Elaine Goldman, Ray Learsy, Judi Roaman and Carla Chammas, Hope and Howard Stringer, Ellen Taubman


David Clements, Jessica Mitrani, Justin Polera, Anastasia Rogers Kidd (Co-chair), Roya Sachs (Co-chair), Joy Sela*

Jordan Backhus, Liddy Berman, Vittorio Calabrese, Alexandra Chemla, Carolyn Drake, Justine Fisher, Julia Fowler, Kameron Gad, Elise Gallant, Dorita Gilinski, Angela Goding, Zoe Guttman, Pari Eshan, Julian Carl Waldemar Henry, Jennifer Houdrouge, Anne Huntington, Pierce Jackson and Dianna Mesion, Patrick Janelle, Susi Kenna, Komal Kehar, Lola Koutoudi, Rhiannon Kubicka, Zoe Jackson and Eric Render, Kathleen Lynch, Melanie Masarin, Jessica Massart, Alana Menendez, Marina Mesion, Ingrid Moe, Clara Naman, Alexandria Pang, Sophie Plimpton, Oriana Reich, Thomas Rosenblatt, Jayson Schmitt, Jonathan Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Allyson Shapiro, Leily Soleimani, Lucie Steinberg, Frederieke Taylor, Kevie Yang, and Tiffany Zabludowicz

* Visionaries Steering Committee

Commissioning Fund 2017

Jason Jacques
Jorge Baron Munoz
Andrew Renton

Additional thank you to:


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