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The PERFORMA Commissions program originates new productions and supports artists in the creation of exceptional new performance. PERFORMA works closely with commissioned artists from conceptualization to presentation, providing financial and production support and producing international tours.

The PERFORMA Commissions are supported by grants from the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and The Greenwall Foundation.
WATCH A CLIP! One of Brooklyn??s favorite noise-rock bands, Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt...
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Nathalie Djurberg
Nathalie Djurberg is one of ten featured artists commissioned by PERFORMA to create new work for...
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Carlos Amorales
Carlos Amorales??s 400-piece sculpture resembling a spider??s web is the site for an ongoing...
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Sanford Biggers
Multimedia artist Sanford Biggers presents The Somethin?? Suite, a conceptual exploration of the...
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Isaac Julien & Russell Maliphant
Read an interview with Isaac Julien in BOMB magazine here! Visual artist and filmmaker Isaac...
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Daria Martin
American artist Daria Martin??s film Harpstrings and Lava, created in collaboration with musician...
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Kelly Nipper
Floyd on the Floor, Nipper??s first live performance, examines the movement of a hurricane in...
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Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton is one of ten featured artists commissioned by PERFORMA to create a new work for...
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Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer looks to the controversial premiere of The Rite of Spring, the brilliant...
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Francesco Vezzoli
Celebrated Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli is one of ten featured artists commissioned to create a...
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