for performance artists

]performance s p a c e[ is situated within an expansive constellation of artists and artist led spaces. We have always strived to act as a hub to local, national and international artists - developing the performance art network, while acting as a place of research, development and education - outside of mainstream institutions.

Our task is to facilitate the prime conditions for the production of performance art in the UK (and beyond), while expanding an understanding of the medium through practice led education/research.

We work with artists as hosts, curators, producers and mentors, through enquiry, invitation and open call. Please scroll down for more information.

Background image: Nicholas Tee, The Risings, 2018. Photo by Manuel Vason.

The ]ps[ Associate Artist List is a group of artists who typify our work at ]ps[ and hold true to our manifesto. We work closely with our associate artists as producers, supporting them to manifest their visions. We will be taking on additional associates across 2023/2024. Our current associate artists are selina bonelli and Poppy Jackson.

selina bonelli

(re)collecting (f)ears, selina bonelli, 2019. Photoby Ana Escobar. 

"Memory as the trace of the poetic within the words that distract us.

selina bonelli is interested in the processing of anxieties where one reformulates them into motions and actions as a possibility of teasing out the inadequacies of language. By making images in the moment, she employs performance to explore the relationship between the uncommunicable and the unspeakable.

Poppy Jackson

Impossible, Poppy Jackson, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2014. Documentation by Veronic Merklein, Tongyu Zhao and Carrie Ruckle.

Poppy Jackson makes work that explores the female body as an autonomous zone. Jackson is an internationally practicing visual and performance artist & “leader in women’s activism” (Global Healthcare Alliance NGO Aarogya Seva).

The artist works in performance, painting, sculpture and printmaking: public space and architecture in relation to the body are key research areas. Jackson’s performances employ the impact & power of the live body & have excited discussion worldwide on the body in art; being disseminated in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, ArtReview, BBC 2 & Radio 4.

One of ‘Europe’s 27 leading contemporary women artists’ (Artsy/Her Stories/Elle Magazine), Jackson’s political, socially conscious practice deals with difficult topics in radical yet accessible ways so that every audience can engage. She is interested in the innate performativity of the body and explores this through presenting her own body itself as site.

Keioui Keijaun Thomas phographed by Manuel Vason - DRAWN - ]performance s p a c e [ - 2016

as hosts

]performance s p a c e[ has always worked to be a hub for local, national and international performance artists, and we are proud to exist in constellation with many artist-led spaces around the world.

As ]ps[ is currently scouting for our new London home, we are not able to host residencies with as much freedom as we have in the past.

However, for performance artists interested in autonomous residency opportunites, we  currently opperate a partnership with VSSL studio in Deptford, London.

VSSL are frequently visited and activated by artists in this way and ]ps[ will negotiate a subsidised residency rate - offered on a sliding price scale (strating at free, for this whom need it most, where available), depending on an artist’s funding circumstances.

︎︎︎ VSSL studio

as curators

Our public programmes (see offerings and histories) are curated through invitation and open call. We are always looking to make new connections and we invite you to be in touch, to invite us to see your work, or simply to say hello.

as producers

]ps[ directors Benjamin Sebastian and Ash McNaughton frequently collaborate with independent artists on the realisation of their projects. We are able to offer producing services, including mentoring, grant writing (or support) and project management. We have done this for many artists, including selina bonelli, Poppy Jackson, Martin O’Brien, Manuel Vason, Daniella Valz Gen & Joseph Morgan Schofield.

Please be in touch with us to discuss any of the above.


(previously exhibited at ]ps[)

Alastair MacLennan

Martin O'Brien

Kira O'Reilly

Carlos Martiel

Julie Tolentino

Rubiane Maia

Anne Bean

Hollie Miller

Jade de Montserrat

Maria Jose Ajorna

Keioui Keijaun Thomas

Elvira Santamaria-Torres

Amanda Coogan

Rocío Boliver

Sandra Johnston

Yann Marussich

Boris Nieslony

Ron Athey

Sheree Rose

Vest And Page

Nina Arsenault

Jurgen Fritz

Julia Bardsley

Kelvin Atmadibrata

Helen Spackman

Ernst Fischer

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi

Emilio Rojas

Ryan Jordan

Johannes Blomqvis

Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro

Victoria Gray

Fabiola Paz

Joana Cifre-Cerdà

Mark Greenwood

Helena Hamilton

Htein Lin

Scarlet Lassoff

Maria dos Milagres

Hugh O'Donnell

Roberto Sanchez-Camus

Nathan Walker

Jenna Finch

Jamie Lewis Hadley

Kiki Taira

Lyn Lu

Stephanie Hurst

Duncan Ward

Beth Savage,

Joseph Michael Patricio

Anna Marya Tompa

Rebecca Weeks

Jeff Adrioni

Arianna Ferrari

Nusa Pavko

Holly Keasey

Nicola Canavan

Richard Hancock

Rachel Parry

Otelo M. Fabião

Owen Parry

Elizabeth Short (performing as Nick Kilby)

Holly Johnson

Luci Fiction

Liz Clarke


Samantha Sweeting

André Castro

Mary Babcock

Paul Hurley

Michael Mayhew

Noora Lobo

Ewa Rybska

Wladyslaw Kazmierczak

Tine Voeks

Maria Lucia

Isik met Knutsdotter

Liam Yeates

Kimbal Bumbstead

Marco Berardi

Kris Canavan

Nadia Salom

Jordan McKenzie

Sebastian Hau-Walker

Yejin Lee

Sandra Stanionyte

Antonio Branco & Riccardo T

Monstera Deliciosa

Chun Hua Catherine Dong

Léann Herlihy

Kate Stonestreet

SERAPHINE1369 (Jamila Johnson-Small)

Stosh/Pig Pen

Fausto Gracia

Traci Kelly

Surya Tüchler

Local Foreigner

Rita Marhaug

Lala Nomada

Lena Chen

Rhine Bernardino

Émilie-Christine P. Newman

Gemma Jones

Gareth Cutter

Gabriele Longega

Ro Hardaker

Helen Davison

Eleanor Dalzell Jenyns

Adriana Disman

Catherine Hoffman

Ria Righteous

Sara Zaltash

Kajoli Ilojak

Uhuru Moor

Tianna Nicole

Jasmine Nyende

Ayotunde Osareme

Salome Asega

Maria Lucia Cruz Correia


Benjamin Sebastian

Poppy Jackson

Alicia Radage

selina bonelli

Joseph Morgan Schofield

Liz Rosenfeld

Dominic Thorpe

Sinead O'Donnell

Dani Ploeger

Dani d’Emilia

Ash McNaughton

Anja Ibsch

Jade Blackstock

Frank Homeyer

Nicholas Tee

James Jordan Johnson

Máiréad Delaney

Diana J. Torres (pornoterrorismo)

Amber Hawk-Swanson

Zierle Carter

Klara Schilliger

Valerian Maly

Leja Jurisic

Esther Neff

Kris Grey

Florian Feigl,

Jörn J. Burmester

Vivian Chinasa Ezugha

Vela Oma

Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn

Theodoulos Polyviou

Michalina Musielak

Kimberley Emeny

Dominika Faryno

Ania Jochymek

Karolina Kubik

Paulina Penc

Emma Dixon

Lauren Brown

Season Butler

Ania Jochymek

Noemi Lakmaier

Barnaby Lambert

Jess Rose

Sergio Racanati

Marta Frank

Ian Whitford

Sofia Misma

Karolina Kubik

Anne Quail

Pauline Cummins

Ann Maria Healy

Chrissie Cadman

Frances Mezzeti

Áine O’Dwyer

Áine Phillips

Helena Walsh

Michelle Browne

Tim Bromage

Jordan Wayne Long

Lorena Lo Pena

Ram Samocha

Andre Verissimo Braga

Evamaria Schaller

Marita Bullmann

Brian Patterson

Brian Connolly

Laura Graham

Christobal Yanez

Katrina Sheena Smyth

Daniel Lackey

Johanna Linsley


Gerald Curtis

Colm Clarke

Leo Devlin

Dominik Lipp

Valentina Chirita

Teja Reba

Christopher Mollon

Lindsay Tunkl

Teena Lange

Robin Bale


Li E Chen

Brian McCorkle

Kaia Gilje

Carlos Salazar-Lermont

Aliza Shvarts

Rory O'Connor

Johanne M Hauge

Alison Ballance

Chelsea Coon

Pablo Pakula

Karlina Nieduza

Gabi Bila (Lady Gaby)

Mika Hockman

Al Hurfi

Brian Loughran

Andreas Louca

Killian Reimers

Claudia Kappenberg

Nicola Woodham

Barbara Monteiro

Jasmin Lee

Anna Kosarewska

Vaida Tamoseviciute

Daina Pupkeviciute

Eva Martino

Geraldine McEwan

Ximena Alarcon

Justyna Scheuring

Mel Donohoe

Rebecca O'Brien

Charlotte Law

Vivian Druga

Orinta Pranaityte

Collette Patterson

Matt Mahony-Page

Giulia Mattera

johnsmith (Eleanor Fogg)

Pepe Dayaw