Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

george emilio sanchez

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2020

george emilio sanchez is a writer, performer, and director. His most recent solo work, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box, has been performed at Dixon Place, La MaMa, and Wheaton College. He also worked with long-time collaborator Patricia Hoffbauer for her performance piece, PARA-DICE. Their collaboration, The Architecture of Seeing-REMIX, was last presented at La MaMa in 2006. His first solo performance, Chief Half-Breed in the Land of In-Between, was commissioned and premiered at Dance Theater Workshop and was also part of Mo’ Madness curated by George C. Wolfe at The Public Theater. His second solo performance piece, LATINDIO, also premiered in New York City and both pieces have since been performed in over 20 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Peru. Most recently he has worked with other artists such as Marian Abramovic in her MoMA exhibit, "The Artist in Present," as well as, Meg Stuart at Performa ’09. As an artistic associate under JoAnne Akalaitis he created the Latino Lab at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. He has garnered two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships for Performance Art/Emergent Forms and was a Fulbright Scholar.

While at MacDowell in 2020 he researched and worked on writing his next solo work titled, In the Court of the Conqueror as part II of Performing the Constitution. This new work explores the 200-year old history of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have diluted the Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations. As he did in XIV, this new performance piece melds autobiographical content with historical references to create a multi-generational performance narrative whose landscape travels across North and South America.



george emilio sanchez worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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