Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2020 at Ulster University

Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2020 at Ulster University


20/02/2020 - 21/02/2020    
1:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Ulster University
25-51 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED

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The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2020 (8th year) is organised by Brian Connolly in conjunction with the Ulster University.

This event allows students the opportunity to perform alongside international and national performance artists.



Monday 17th February  –Documentation of Previous BIFPA Events by various artists will be screened in the College Foyer throughout the week. Coordinated by Zara Lyness.

Back Translation – ‘Student Workshop’ hosted by Saskia Holmkvist Shirley MacWilliam.

A workshop that involves a performance from 2001 as a catalyst filter to enable probing discussions around art, time and history. (Not public)


Tuesday 18thBack Translation Workshop Activities Continued. (Not public) Hosted by Saskia Holmkvist & Shirley MacWilliam.


Thursday 20th

2.00 – 3.00pm.         Artists Talk ‘Insight of collaboration; a practice’by Frances Mezzetti at the University of Atypical, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast

3.10 – 4.10pm.         Graduate Coffee Shop’  by Leoni Hill & Brennagh Meehan The Glass Box Gallery/Foyer, the Belfast School of Art

4.15 – 5.15pm.         Sinead O’Neill-Nicholl & Dominic McKeown The Glass Box Gallery

5.20 – 6.00pm.         ‘Shedding’ by Nina Geary The Foyer, Belfast School of Art

6.00 – 6.30pm.         ‘How Long is a Piece of Twine’ by Landi Kirkwood The Glass Box Gallery

6.30 – 7.20pm.         Hugh O’Donnell Buoy Park, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

7.20 – 7.50pm.         Ralf Sander  The Glass Box Gallery

8.00 – 8.30pm.         Dominic Thorpe The Glass Box Gallery or Foyer area.


Friday 21st.

1.20 – 1.50pm.         ‘For Whom It May Concern’  by Rebecca Allen The Glass Box Gallery

2.00 – 3.00pm.         Erin Healey The Glass Box Gallery

3.10 – 3.40pm.         Aoife O’Connor  The Glass Box Gallery

3.50 – 4.50pm.         Back Translation’  by Saskia Holmkvist + Students from workshopm  The Glass Box Gallery

5.00 – 5.30pm.         ‘Handle with Care’ Eleni Kollopoulou Dark Seminar Room, 5th. Floor, Block BB (Please Note: members of the public, wishing to attend this performance should be at, or near, the Security Desk in the Foyer, ten minutes before the start so as they can be escorted to the appropriate Room)

6.00 – 6.40pm.         ‘Clouded Senses’ Elaine McGinn The Glass Box Gallery

6.50 – 7.50pm.         ‘Man age kerchiefs’  by Frances Mezzetti The Glass Box Gallery

8.00 – 8.30pm.         Bo/Kyar/Thanat – (Captain/Tiger/Gun) by Moe Satt Glass Box Gallery

9.00pm – Late         ‘Closing Party’  hosted by Nathan Turner (Location to be confirmed)

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