Abigail Levine, Guest Faculty 2021
Abigail Levine is an artist working between New York and Los Angeles. Rooted in dance but moving across media—performance, text, drawing, sound—Levine focuses on the poetics of our bodies’ work, how we record and value it. Her ongoing series, Restagings, has been supported by a MacDowell fellowship, Bogliasco Foundation fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New Music USA, and Center for Performance Research, presented in partnership with Fridman Gallery. Levine recently collaborated with pioneering electronics composer Alvin Lucier at ISSUE Project Room and has performed with both Marina Abramovic and Yvonne Rainer in their retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art. Levine’s critical writing has been published in Documents in Contemporary Art, Art21, Women & Performance, Performance Art Journal (PAJ), and her creative work in Interim Poetics, La Vague Journal, and Imagined Theatres. Levine has taught in the dance departments at Wesleyan University and Florida State University and is currently Arts Faculty at University of Texas at Austin’s UTNY program. She is a contributing editor at Movement Research Performance Journal and works with artists independently as an editor and grant writer.