<p”>“Even before Tanya shows up, the nerdiness suggests a joke — Ms. Berg has a good deadpan face — and yet the dance is constructed intricately, with a sophisticated interplay of independence and unison. It’s hard to know what to take seriously.” – Brian Seibert, The New York Times, April 2015

Laurie Berg is a Brooklyn-based artist born in St. Louis, MO who works in a variety of forms, including dance and performance, collage and jewelry. With an ongoing interest in iconography, honed absurdity and sharp, sometimes dark humor, Berg draws out a multiplicity of meanings and associations from her subject matter to create a living collage. Her work includes The Mineralogy of Objects, Commissions Revisited Series (2016), which premiered in 2015 at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY; The Afterlife, Joyce UNLEASHED Series co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY (2014); and AUNTSforcamera, The New Museum, New York, NY and TrouwAmsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014-2015). Berg’s awards and residencies include Tom Murrin Performance Award “The Tommy”, Dixon Place, New York, NY (2016); Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant (2016); Studio Series Residency Artist, New York Live Arts, New York, NY (2013); and Artist-In-Residence, Movement Research, New York, NY (2010). Berg holds a B.F.A in Dance from University of Arizona.

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