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Esa Nickle, Producing Director of the Performa Biennial, New York (USA)

Expert visit Stockholm 22–27 2018, Göteborg 27–29 March and Malmö 29–30 March 2018.

Esa Nickle joined the Performa team in May 2005 as the Biennial Coordinator of the Performa 05 Biennial and in 2009 expanded her role as the General Manager of the organisation and is line producer of Performa commissions, international partnerships and special events. In 2013, she was appointed Producing Director and International Affairs and was pivotal to the launch of the Biennial’s international “Pavilions Without Walls” programme. During her years working in the field she has managed large-scale public art events, art education programmes and curatorial projects for city agencies such as the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival in London. At Performa, she oversees the Biennial programme and has produced over 225 performances, installations and film projects by contemporary artists including Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Francis Alÿs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Omer Fast, Mike Kelley and Elmgreen & Dragset. Esa studied Sociology of Art at Indiana University and Art History at the City University, London.


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