Art & Art History

Solo Lab 5: Call for Performance Art Proposals at VisArts

May 03, 2019
Proposals due by midnight 5/3/19


VisArts is now accepting proposals for Solo Lab 5. 

‘Solo Lab 5’ is a performance art festival, curated by Heloisa Escudero, where each artist gets a total of five minutes for a performance art piece. It is an experimental platform for artists of different mediums who would like to translate their work into performance art. For already established performance artists it provides a forum for exploration of future ideas in performance art and/or an opportunity to investigate how to get concepts across to your audience in a short amount of time.

Performances for the first festival will take place in our Gibbs Street Gallery on Monday, May 20th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.

The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. DMV region artists are welcome to apply.   

Application Deadline:  May 3, 2019 before midnight

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on /2019. 

You can find the layout for the Gibbs Street Gallery here:


About the curator:

Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She holds American, Italian and Brazilian citizenships. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. Her work, performances, and collaborations have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and performance festivals including the Highline Park, New York City; SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco; Supernova Pink Line Festival, Rosslyn, Virginia; Dumbo Arts Festival and Governors Island Art Fair in New York City; Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia. She is the creator of the BackPack Gallery Project and collaborated with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in the project Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. She is an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Last modified on Mar. 8th at 6:17am by Julie Wills.