Laurel Jay Carpenter
  • Newcastle
  • United Kingdom

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Visual Art Performer
Laurel Jay Carpenter is a visual art performer, investigating longing, devotion and intimacy in her durational live works. She has exhibited extensively in New York City at venues including Exit Art, The Knitting Factory, Performance Space 122, Judson Church House, SOHO20 and Microscope Galleries, and Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Laurel has been a fellow and invited artist at the International Performance Art Festival in Cleveland, The Performance Studies International Conference and the MacDowell Colony.

Internationally, Laurel has presented work at the NMAC Foundation in southern Spain; with Wooloo Productions and the Hebbel Theatre in Berlin, Germany; at Schloss Salem Palace in southern Germany; at the Bergen International, Between Sky + Sea and Kunstbanken Hedmark Performance Festivals in Norway; at the Festival of Ephemeral Art in Sokolowsko, Poland; at The International Festival of Contemporary Art in Terni, Italy; and as part of the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Laurel was an active member of the Independent Performance Group (2004-2007), founded and facilitated by Marina Abramović as an early incarnation of her Institute in support of the next generation of durational performers. Currently, Laurel collaborates regularly with Norwegian artist Terese Longva, German composer/performer Philippe Wozniak and US dance artist Robert Bingham. After 11 years of service, Laurel recently resigned her tenure as Associate Professor of Art at Alfred University in New York to embark as a PhD candidate at Northumbria University. She now lives and works in Newcastle, UK.

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Bergen or Bust!

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 4:53pm 0 Comments


I will be in residence in Bergen, Norway working with my performance collaborator (Terese Longva of Longva+Carpenter, see image above) for 3 months, March-ish through May-ish. I am still looking for a place to live! If you have connections to friends/colleagues in Bergen, will you connect us? I received a LIAEP Grant for the residency (which means I…

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At 11:01am on April 7, 2011, Anna Berndtson said…
hello there, nice to see you too! how are things? I am of to Denmark for a 2 month residency - gona be good! ciao A
At 5:27pm on March 10, 2011, Grace Exhibition Space said…
Hi Laurel!
We've definitely been circling each other : )
We should meet soon!
Good luck with the Member Spotlight - we hope you win!
At 11:30am on March 7, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…
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