Anya Liftig

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Hawk/Dove, 2011 Performance Still © Photo Alessandro Vecchi
Produce/Procreate (Performance Still), 2011 Performance © Liftig
The Anxiety of Influence, March 2010 Performance (Still Image)
Rubber Bands, January 2010 Performance (Video Still) © 2010 Anya Liftig
The Last Rocket, 2011 Performance Still © Photo: Michelle Pallazzo
Ditty for The Dirty War, 2011 Performance Still © Photo Alessandro Vecchi
Amor Y Problemas, 2009 Performance Still © Liftig
Adoring Appetite, 2011 Performance Still © Photo Bami Adedoyin
Produce/Procreate, 2011 Performance Still © Photo Ken Yee
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Yale University, 1999, B.A.
Georgia State University, 2004, M.F.A.
feminism performance conceptual, childhood, food, anya, liftig performance exhibition/performance

Anya Liftig's work, “The Anxiety of Influence,” was an intervention into Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day. She has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, Chashama, Surreal Estate, Eyedrum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Yale University, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues. Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Mix Magazine, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York and many others. She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The Field, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antioquia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.



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