Jillian Peña is a dance and video artist primarily concerned with confusion and desire between self and other. Her work is in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, pop media, and spirituality.
She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a fellowship recipient, and a BA from Hollins University. Jillian is a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar and a Practice-based MPhil candidate in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
She has been presented internationally, including at Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen in New York, Akademie der Kunste Berlin, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, International Festival of Contemporary Art Slovenia, and the Wyspa Institute of Art Poland.
Her video work is distributed by Video Data Bank. She is a 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a 2009 DanceWeb Fellow at Impulstanz in Vienna, a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at Archauz in Århus, Denmark, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the National Dance Center of Bucharest, Romania, and a 2011-2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. jillianpena.com
Class Schedule, Spring 2014
|TH||08:30AM - 12:50PM||Performance|
|M||02:30PM - 05:20PM||Dance History, Theory, Crit. I|
|W||01:00PM - 02:20PM||Expanded Field Lab|
|W||04:00PM - 05:20PM||Expanded Field Lab|
|W||02:30PM - 03:50PM||Expanded Field Lab|
|TH||02:30PM - 03:50PM||Topics: Alt Media & Choreo.|