The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2019

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Connolly was the Curator & Organiser of this eventConnolly invited International Artists, National Artists & Local Artists to participate in the week long event including public Performances, Student Workshop and a public Lecture.This was funded via The Arts & Culture Program at Ulster Universityunknown to meThe Belfast International Festival of Performance Art is an annual festival, which evolved out of a series of previous performance art events within the Belfast School of Art. It was established as an independent festival program within the University in 2016.
BIFPA generates new performance artworks by international, national & local artists, along with work created by students and recent graduates of the Fine Art Course.
Connolly views the BIFPA festival as an opportunity to bring the best performers and performance artwork into the School of Art for both students and public audiences. The festival aims to provide opportunities for students to encounter, witness, participate and experience contemporary performance art practice.
Much of the planning, organising and running of the festival is achieved with the help of student volunteers, graduate residents, recent graduates and local artists.
BIFPA19 included performance works by: John G Boehme - Canada, Sinead & Hugh O'Donnell - Belfast, Rainer Pagel & Tony Hill - Belfast, Shipsides & Beggs Project, etc. BIFPA19 also included a Student Workshop run by Shirley MacWilliam and Graduate residents at Pollen Gallery, Belfast. (see link for documentatery video: )         Stein Henningsen from Svalbard presented a public lecture in the Conor Lecture Theatre. In total there were 16 performances during the wee of the event. 
Period18 Feb 201923 Feb 2019
Event typeOther
LocationBelfast, Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational