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The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2020" .
Connolly invited International Artists, National Artists & Local Artists to participate in the week long event including public Performances, Student Workshop and a public Lecture.
The 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.The festival program regularly includes: Key Lectures, Student Seminars, Public Discussions, Group Performances, Student Workshops, Films, Performance Documentation Screenings and Book Launches.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 resident, recent graduates and local artists. The annual festival has been funded via the Arts & Culture Program within the Ulster University. BIFPA20 included performance works by: Moe Satt - Myanmar, Eleni Kollopoulou - Greece, Dominic Thorpe - Ireland, Frances Mezette - Ireland, Hugh O'Donnell - Belfast, etc. Student Workshop initiated by Saskia Holmkvist - Sweden. In total there were 15 performances during the week. As part of BIFPA20 Frances Mezetti presented a lecture on her work at the University of Aytypical, Belfast. This was also open to students and the public."