Performers Open Call: Alexandra Pirici for Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Open Call: Alexandra Pirici 

We are looking for 5-6 professional performers to participate in Re-collection, a ongoing action by Alexandra Pirici. The 3rd edition of Chicago Architecture Biennial invites the work of Romanian artist and choreographer Alexandra Pirici which plays on existing or fictional artworks, natural objects or life-forms, memorials and memories of personally relevant or general iconic events, speeches, sounds or actions, all remediated by human bodies.

The ongoing action will run September 17th-26th, 2019 for 4 hours per day at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Application Deadline:  August 10th 
Rehearsals:  5 days, September 11 – 16 (inclusive), 4h/day with September 15th as break day.
Performers will be paid hourly $30 for rehearsals and $50 for performance.



  • Professional performers with background in dance/movement

  • Interested in more minimal, sculptural- choreographic work with an emphasis on focus and precision

  • Preferable good with using their voice/ singing 

  • Must be able to perform 4 hours per day continuously (with very short breaks) 

  • All ages are welcome

How to apply: Please send the following information to Marguerite Wynter ( and

  • Name

  • CV and Resume

  • Full availabiltiy for all dates

  • Relevant video footage of performing for audition process


The Chicago Architecture Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and programming, the Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field. The Chicago Architecture Biennial is hosted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.

Alexandra Pirici has cultivated a boundary-defying artistic practice that fuses dance, sculpture, spoken word, music, and performance. She choreographs ongoing actions, blurring the distinction between performer and audience. Her projects often explore site-specific histories, institutional hierarchies, the presence and limits of the body, and the function of gesture in art. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the New Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; and Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, among many others. She has also participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster, the Venice Biennale, Manifesta 10, and the 9th Berlin Biennale.

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Chicago Cultural Center

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Chicago, IL 60602
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