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Curator for Contemporary Performance Network
Artistic Director of Big Art Group
Caden Manson is founder of Big Art Group (1999 to present) and Curator of (2010 to present)

ABOUT BIG ART GROUP:Big Art Group is a New York City performance company founded in 1999. The company uses the language of media and blended states of performance in a unique form to build culturally transgressive and challenging new works. Since its inception, it has toured nationally and internationally and produced critically acclaimed works including the ‘Real Time Film’ trilogy Shelf Life, Flicker, House of No More, SOS; and its reality-based theatre series The People. He is co-creator, director, video designer and scenographer on all 11 Big Art Group productions that have toured to over 60 cities thoughout North American, Asia and Europe for the past 12 years. Manson has also shown video installations in Austria, France, USA and Germany; performed his solo work,PAIN KILLER, in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; and taught workshops and masters courses in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Turin, New York, Toulouse, Montreal, San Francisco, and Bern. His ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, Theatre Garonne, Wexner Center for The Arts, and The Kitchen NYC. He is a recipient of the 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellowship, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and received a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He lives in New York City and outside Philadelphia where he maintains his studio.

The Contemporary Performance Network is an online community and blog with a growing roster of artists, scholars and presentering members in the field of performance. Manson founded the community in July of 2010 and today it has grown to over 12000 members and fans world wide. The term Contemporary Performance is used to describe hybrid performance works and artists that travel between the fields of Experimental Theatre, Dance, Video Art, Visual Art, Music Composition and Performance Art without adhering to one specific field's practice.

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At 1:08pm on July 31, 2016, rosa mesa said…

Thanks a lot

At 6:04pm on March 20, 2016, Hasan Özovalı said…

Thank you for the welcome

At 3:02am on June 24, 2015, ALEXANDROS MICHAIL said…

Thank you Caden! Excited to be here!

All the best


At 8:22am on September 30, 2014, Muta Imago said…

Hey Caden! Great to be part of this project! We also compiled the form for the festival, is everything ok with it?



At 6:59am on July 26, 2014, Lonneke van Heugten said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 5:06pm on July 14, 2014, Syniva Whitney/Gender Tender said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! Happy to be a part of this network

At 10:56am on June 21, 2014, Fenia Kotsopoulou said…

Thank you very much!

At 10:01am on April 28, 2014, Margot Bloemen said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 9:22am on April 28, 2014, Pier Giorgio De Pinto said…

Dear Mr. Manson, thanks for your welcome.

Cordially, Pier Giorgio De Pinto



2014 June - The Voice and the Lens. Whitechapel Gallery. London (UK).

2014 May - INACT Festival 2014. Le Hall de Chars. Strasbourg (D)

2014 May - ENDinNATION | Andata e Ritorno. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (I).

2014 April - Creatures #3. [.BOX] Videoart Project Space. Milano (I).

2014 March - ENDinNATION | ENDinSIDE. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Florence (I).

2014 February - Late at Tate Britain. Animated 3D gif image for the event Art meets film: Moving image. Tate Britain, London, UK.

At 12:51am on December 29, 2013, Jochi Muñoz said…

Thank you, Mr. Manson, already solved the matter of customizing my page.

At 11:10pm on December 28, 2013, Jochi Muñoz said…

Thank you very much, Mr. Manson, for accepting me. I am excited. I can't find the icons to be able to customize my page (color change, photo of cover, etc.). Could you guide me in this regard?


At 2:30am on December 11, 2013, Anthony W Johnson said…

Thanks for adding me. I am excited to be a member!


At 9:44am on December 10, 2013, Stuart Bowden said…

Thank you. I'm glad to be a part of an exciting community!

At 5:09am on November 29, 2013, Paola Napolitano said…

Thank you so much! Paola

At 5:40pm on November 26, 2013, Anna Lindemann said…

Thank you for the welcome! I'm glad to connect with this community! 

At 12:00pm on November 26, 2013, Cau Silva said…

Thank you! This comunity is awesome! Congratulations!

At 9:46am on November 26, 2013, kentin jivek said…
Thanks :)
At 12:25pm on November 19, 2013, Ivan Re said…

Thanks for the welcome!


At 4:33am on November 19, 2013, Αικατερίνη Κωστακάκη said…

Nice to meet you all   :)

At 11:41pm on November 18, 2013, Xris Reardon said…

I look forward to learning, sharing, and exchanging! thanks!


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