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Arti Grabowski
Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2013 

Arti Grabowski created a series of portraits with the transformation of an array of materials to create a humorous, inventive, and participatory performance. He began by splitting the wood with a firework [pose], then nailing each boot with an axe to the wood planks [pose], undressing himself and blowing his button-down shirts into the happy audience with a leaf blower [posing], finally he stabbed each of the three numbered walls with his axe and dipped each shirt in grey paint. He was an amazing, energetic yet silent performer; who created and destroyed several installations and objects within his performance.

Photos by ME - Christian Cruz

part of Meñina costume for Lucha Clara performance/ Body Art series at Defibrillator. Documentation photos coming soon.

April Fools BRAINWASH Featuring Halo Hameen
2012

Watch me act a fool right chere

April Fools
BRAINWASH Featuring Halo Hameen
2012

Watch me act a fool right chere

Rocio Boliver buzzing her hair before her show at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. March 28, 2014 

Lucha Clara in foreground and Perras de Museo (Jose) is her barber.

MOTHERGIRL What You Look Like, Too
Rough Trade II, Pozen Center – Boston, MA, 9/21/2012

Created for Rough Trade II, an artist exchange produced and curated by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery and The Present Tense.



(The beautiful and venerable Marylin Arsem pictured)

MOTHERGIRL
What You Look Like, Too
Rough Trade II, Pozen Center – Boston, MA, 9/21/2012

Created for Rough Trade II, an artist exchange produced and curated by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery and The Present Tense.

(The beautiful and venerable Marylin Arsem pictured)

2 min sketch
Austin, Texas

Collaborating with a force like Lucha Clara took a lot of editing down. These are working drafts of my Meñina character + Lucha aesthetic

Lucha Clara’s mask made of “chones” - Spanish for little kid underwear.

Chicago mentor, Carron Little

Chicago mentor, Carron Little

Homeless June 2013
Michelle Ishikawa's spare room

"Soldier of Love" Lip Sic 2013
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
Chicago 

Photo by: Rosa Gaia Saunders
(ME) - Christian Cruz

"Soldier of Love" Lip Sic 2013
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
Chicago

Photo by: Rosa Gaia Saunders
(ME) - Christian Cruz

THEME BY PARTI