“If we allow ourselves to continue this metaphysical line of thinking, it may be that (in a manner similar to the practices of psychomagicians as described by Jodorowsky) the romantic, humorous, and symbolic “therapies” of performance artists such as Tora and her collaborators can indeed have curative powers.” – Momma Tried, T. Eliezer
Tora Lopez (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist who hails from New Orleans, LA and Santa Fe, NM. Her work primarily focuses on creating performance art, installations and sculptures. Her solo exhibitions include Incidents In Romance Technologies 101: Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Alaska Projects, Sydney, Australia (2014) and Panties For Diamonds– A Psychodramatic Audition For Love In The Age Of Abandonment, Honey Space, New York, NY (2011). Her group exhibitions include Total Body Burden, The Museum Of Old And New Art, Tasmania, Australia (2014); Cold Castle, Family Business, New York, NY (2013); and We Couldn’t Remember What We Came To Forget, Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY (2013). She was an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2012). She is one half of the performance collaborative known as INNER COURSE and a longtime member of the Life Is Art Collective in New Orleans, LA.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Total Body Burden, performance Museum Of Old And New Art, Tasmania, AU (2014).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. INNER COURSE vs The Wombat Witches, Hobart International Open, Tasmania, AU (2014).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Panties For Diamonds– A Psychodramatic Audition For Love In The Age Of Abandonment, Honey Space, NY (2011).
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist. Two Cheers For The Bundle Of Sticks Metaphor, found sticks, tinted beeswax, tinted twine, 7.5′ x 2 ‘ (2012).