Photo by Whitney Browne

Photo by Whitney Browne

Abigail Levine

Abigail Levine is an artist working between New York and Los Angeles. Rooted in dance but moving across media—performance, text, drawing, sound—Levine focuses on the poetics of our body’s work, how we record and value it. 

Her latest work, the Restagings series, has been presented at Fridman Gallery, Vox Populi and The Knockdown Center, supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New Music USA, and residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Past works have been presented throughout the US, in Cuba, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Greece and Taiwan at venues including Movement Research Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Danspace Project, Roulette, Gibney Dance, Center for Performance Research, Knockdown Center, Fridman Gallery, Kennedy Center, Human Resources LA, Trinosophes Detroit, and internationally at SESC São Paulo, Benaki Museum (Athens), Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (Montreal), Prisma Forum (Mexico), Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Cairo), Festival Escenario Urbano (Caracas), Días de la Danza (Havana) and Taipei Fringe.

Levine performed with both Marina Abramovic (2010) and Yvonne Rainer (2018) in their retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art and has also performed in the work of Clarinda Mac Low, Carolee Schneemann, Asad Raza, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Will Rawls, and Mark Dendy. She regularly works in close collaboration with composers, sound artists, and improvisors, including Judith Berkson, Derek Bermel, Erik DeLuca, Paula Matthusen, Dave Ruder, Cleek Schrey, and Tyshawn Sorey.

 

Levine holds a Masters in Dance and Performance Studies from New York University under the advisement of André Lepecki and was the 2013-15 editor of Movement Research's digital performance journal Critical Correspondence, where she co-curated the Dance and the Museum project. Levine is currently contributing editor at the Movement Research Performance Journal. She has been visiting professor in Dance at Wesleyan University and now teaches in Florida State University’s ARTS in NYC program.