Perspectives on Performance with Lumi Tan of The Kitchen, New York


Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:00pm



Theater, Dance & Media presents the first Perspectives on Performance Artist Talk of the year with Lumi Tan, Senior Curator at The Kitchen, New York. Lumi will discuss recently commissioned performances outside of the conventions of the white cube and black box, including those for the screen. 

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Lumi has a short chin-length haircut and looks off to her right side. She wears a colorful yellow-themed shirt.Lumi Tan is Senior Curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she has organized exhibitions and produced performances with artists across disciplines and generations since 2010. Most recently, Tan has worked with Kevin Beasley, Baseera Khan, Autumn Knight, Efraín Rozas, and Kenneth Tam. Previous projects include those with Sibyl Kempson, Half Straddle, Sahra Motalebi, Sondra Perry, The Racial Imaginary Insitute, Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu, and Anicka Yi. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at MoMA/P.S.1. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesArtforumFriezeMousse, Cura, and numerous exhibition catalogues. She was the recipient of 2020 VIA Art Fund Curatorial Fellowship. 

Headshot courtesy of Lumi Tan.

About Perspectives on Performance

Perspectives on Performance is a series that invites prominent artists and academics working at the edges of their disciplines to speak about their work in and on interdisciplinary performance.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Theater, Dance & Media at tdm[at]