blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2023  Vol. 21  No.3
an online journal of literature and the arts
George Ferrandi

   maybe the sun / we are each other’s atmosphere   
   Commentary by Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Jason Anthony,
   & Katherine Cooper

George Ferrandi is an American artist whose participatory projects address issues of vulnerability, impermanence, fallibility, and spectacle through experimental approaches to narrative, often collaborative experiments in story-telling with participants becoming performers or even creating the narrative. Ferrandi’s projects have been awarded an NEA Our Town Grant and featured in Documenta 15. Her work has been performed/exhibited at the WeltMuseum in Vienna, International House of Japan (Tokyo), Brunnenpassage (Vienna), Abrons Arts Center (NY), The Kitchen (NY), Cinders Gallery (NY), McKinney Contemporary (Dallas), Wexner Center (Columbus), Harn Museum (Gainesville), Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia), and Sluice (London). She is an NEA fellow of the Japan-US Friendship Commission and has been awarded grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, MAP fund, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Council, and Kindle Project.  She periodically teaches sculpture at The Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a former Kennedy Family Artist and Scholar in Residence at the University of South Florida.  end