NeXus performance at Art Basel Miami

Transcontinental Performance Art Platform

ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) in collaboration with PerForMIA,  hosted by Edge Zones Project presents the Transcontinental Performance Art Platform, NeXus during MIAMI ART WEEK 2017.

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 8:00-11:00 pm, EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, Miami


performance piece with Uta Brauser and Florence Benichou

Sunday, Dec, 10th, 3:00-6:00 pm, LUMMUS PARK, South Beach

Photo: Elisa Osborne and Yidan Zeng.

December 2, 2017 (Miami, USA) — NeXus, a new Transcontinental Performance Art Platform, an initiative curated by interdisciplinary artist, and cultural entrepreneur, Hector Canonge, will premiere in the United States during Miami Art Week. Hosted by Edge Zones Art Gallery, Miami’s leading performance art venue, and PerForMIA, created and directed by Charo Oquet, NeXus will present new performances by local, national, and international artists selected from a world-wide open call.

For its first edition, NeXus curatorial theme explores and treat notions of human (dis)connections, personal binds, social (re)attachments, misplaced identities, and focal (dis)placements. As a new initiative, NeXus will bring diverse manifestations of performance art where the body is at the center of artistic expression, corporeal examination, and challenging execution.

Participating Artists:

Rachelle Beaudoin (United States), Uta Brauser (Germany) with Florence Benichou (France), Thomas Bell (United States), Soojin Chang (South Korea), Alexandra Holownia (Poland), Riccardo Matlakas (Italy), Elisa Osborne (Venezuela) with Yidan Zeng (China), Veronica Peña (Spain), and Cynthia Post Hunt (United States).


Saturday, December 9th, 8:00-11:00 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)


3317 NW 7th Ave. Circle, Miami, FL 33127

Public Interventions:

Sunday, December 10th, 3:00-6:00 pm


Entrance of 14th Street, South Beach, Miami


March 8 – April 6 2017

group show of 7 artists,  expressing their aspect of the female in emotional, conceptional, bold, celebratory or outrage forms

with paintings, sculptures, fiber art, photography and performance work.

Artists: Eva Genevieve, Sienna Reid, Eva Mueller, Nyssa Frank,  Uta Brauser,  Francis Christie and Elizabeth Flores

curated by Uta Brauser

held in 2 locations: the mobile gallery and

Koda Restaurant and bar,    985 Flushing Ave, Bushwick NY 11237


Sienna Reid

Sienna Reid’s pen and ink drawings on paper reflect on the words that women (and their intersectional community) are called when the intention is to demean them and assassinate their character.

The words originate in the world of subjective fantasy, but are used as if they are factual and based in reality. They are words that are impossible to counter, much like how the woman accused of being a witch in the past would be spared if she drowned, but would be convicted if she swam.

Reid’s work claims the words that women are called and makes them our own, without shame, emboldened and empowered.

Nyssa Frank

A self described Homo Sapiens, dives into the unknown with eyes wide open exploring numerous mediums to dissect the beautiful questions our world gives birth to.

Eva Mueller
Eva‘s work incorporates a variety of cultural influences from her native Germany, including Bauhaus and Modernism.

Graphic design and fine art  evolved into her main medium: photography.

The naked human body in all forms and shapes is the focus of her work. “It’s the visual essence of being human”.

Eva displays a deep fascination with androgyny and how our perceptions of gender conformity and transgression are expressed, gender and race convergence and divergence. She is always challenging her viewers to look more deeply and question their judgments.

Francis Christie

TFUK, Brooklyn based.

Mixed medium artist.    Acrylic paint pens, ink, industrial markers.

A lot of abstract skulls and wonders why you care who I am? Do you like it? Yes or no?

About his females:

He admires the bravery these celebrities had to backpedal out of scandals from the spot light.

Eva Genevieve

Centered around processes of restriction and experimentation, Eva’s oil paintings contain abstracted narratives built upon various “intimate inanimate” relationships using glazes and/or impasto techniques.

Elizabeth Flores

is a classically trained visual, theater artist specializing in costume design.  She is currently returning and working to find her voice with her first love, fine arts.

Elizabeth works in textile mediums, her work is centered around literary reflections on people’s interactions.

Uta Brauser

Artist, curator, artpreneur, activist, obsessed with the reflections about the human character and interactions in the social context and community. German born, long time New Yorker.

scenic mural Coney Island boardwalk

The Coney Island boardwalk scene was a special project produced by Spaeth Design for Junior’s cheesecake and restaurant. To be mounted at their new location in Boca Raton FL.

The layout and combination of details was designed by Spaeth staff, I painted the mural with some assistance of Spaeth painters.

Acrylic, glazes on canvas. 7.5ft x 25 ft

Frida and Diego mural

To complete the Frida Kahlo theme and collection I wanted to paint a few portraits or scenes where Frida and Diego are together.

They needed each other and regardless of the tumultuous relationship could not do without each other.

This large painting is on an art truck, (“acrylic on truck”), often parked in Williamsburg BK on Bedford Avenue on the North Side.

I chose the Industry mural theme for Diego as the backdrop because as a communist he stood up for the people, worker rights, and he appreciated the development of the job industry even though he struggled with the capitalist market aspect. The DIA Detroit Institute of Art director did have major objections when Diego painted the factory workers on theses fresco murals, glorifying the work force.

I also  love that the Diego mural represents the world’s first car assembly line built and designed in Detroit, Edsel and Henry Ford.

Frida and Diego in Detroit
the couple
standing in front of Diego Rivera’s Industry mural, Detroit
Diego mural detail
Diego mural Henry Ford first assembly line
workers at the Henry Ford plant
work in progress
Diego face detail

Caridad, a Goddess Representative

Caridad, a Goddess Representative
Caridad, a Goddess Representative
Caridad, a Goddess Representative, an original painting by Uta
This large original painting is an expressionist portrait painting of Caridad Rivera by Uta Brauser, acrylic paint, spray paint on canvas, 6′ x 4′. This painting depicts the artist, dancer, choreographer and purveyor of goddess energy, uninhibited, unapologetic.
acrylic and  spray paint on canvas. $2,800

Uta Brauser, Self Portrait for 2013

Uta Brauser, Self Portrait in 2013
Uta Brauser, Self Portrait for 2013
Uta Brauser, Self Portrait for 2013

My Uta Brauser 2013 depiction: the face of determination, a general trait, in this case making reference to a previous photo that made cover page on the JC Magazine. Here the expression is determined to cut the long pink dreadlockes of 10 years.

Expressionism with the influence of pop art, this original painting is: 6′ x 4′, acrylic paint, airbrushed acrylic, canvas, painted November 2014.


Frida Skeptical

Frida Skeptical
Frida Skeptical
Frida Skeptical, an original painting from the Frida Collection by Uta Brauser

My Frida Kahlo portrait series celebrates this artist, her daring energy, her cultural authenticity and yet individuality, standing up as a female in a man’s world.

This original painting is  68″‘x 48″, un-stretched canvas,  acrylic and enamel .

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Frida la Reina

Frida la Reina
Frida la Reina
Frida la Reina, an original painting by Uta Brauser.

My Frida Kahlo portrait series celebrates this artist, her daring energy, her cultural authenticity and yet individuality, standing up as a female. I see Frida as today’s Mona Lisa. This piece depicts the stare, pride and fascination of the contemporary Mexican artist.

This expressionist painting is 60″‘x 42″, canvas, acrylic and enamel paint, German expressionism with a touch of pop art.

This Frida portrait “Frida La Reina” is my most representative rendering of her determined energy, her strength and centeredness.


Female Torso Standing

Female Torso Standing
Female Torso Standing
Female Torso Standing, Drip Painting by Uta Brauser

This is a larger than usual  drip of a female nude, latex enamel paint on canvas, 54″ x 36″, German expressionism, the energy and expression are the prevalent factors.

Reflecting Male Face Study Four Panels

Reflecting Male Face Study Four Panels
Reflecting Male Face Study Four Panels
Reflecting Male Face Study Four Panels

I deconstruct shape and form, with line drawings and paintings. The lines takes us on a journey to trace our roots in relationship to the universe and matter.

The face I worked with is already a male portrait in my series. This four panel painting  is an original painting with oil ink and acrylic on unstretched canvas., size 6′ x 4′. Can ship as a roll

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