Casey Jenkins (Australia) is an installation and durational/community-engagement performance artist exploring notions of intimacy, temporality, identity, and social and institutional power dynamics, with  particular focus on feminism and gender. Jenkins’ works range from meditative to disruptive, presented in traditional, non-traditional, and new-media art spaces, engaging audiences and collaborators locally and worldwide. Combining tactility with technology, and craft with performance, their work includes minimalist solo durational performances and pieces toying with (and redefining) power structures via street art and experimental group performance. In rallying crews of people to co-create with, Jenkins disrupts ideas of art authorship. They co-founded radical craft groups such as Craft Cartel and Knit Your Revolt, subverting and honouring art techniques often disparaged as ‘women’s work’ with street art and workshops. They also produced women-only biff-fest Femme Fight Club in Melbourne, Bristol, and Berlin, and founded the Australian branch of French satirical bearded feminist group La Barbe. Footage of their 2013 work, Casting Off My Womb, has been viewed over 7.5 million times online and featured in media worldwide. Jenkins’ recent works have been shown at the Venice International Performance Art Week, London Science Gallery and SomoS gallery, Berlin.

Photo credit: Damian Stephens.

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