Gabrielle Civil

a site in process

Recent Performances

“Fugue (Da, Montréal)”
Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Montreal, Canada (June 2014)

“Say My Name”
(an action for 270 abducted Nigerian girls)
at “Girls in Their Bedrooms,” Minneapolis, MN (May 2014)

AFiRiperFOMA Biennial, Harare, Zimbabwe (Nov. 2013)

“How to Get Started (after John Cage)”
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH (Oct. 2013)

“Fugue (dissolution, Accra)” Yari Yari Ntoaso, Accra, Ghana (May 2013)


Recent Work

Call & Response

This Spectral Evidence

Gabrielle Civil is a black woman poet, conceptual and performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI.

Over the last fifteen years, her solo and collaborative work has premiered in the U.S. and around the world. She is currently circulating Swallow the Fish, her critical/creative text on black feminist performance art practice, and finalizing In & Out of Place: Making Black Feminist Performance Art in Mexico, documentation of her 2008-2009 Fulbright-GarcĂ­a Robles Fellowship project. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University and is currently Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.

The aim of my work is to open up space.