An In Conversation between Madeline Hollander and Rose Lejeune, Director, Performance Exchange took place on April 8th 2021 on ZOOM due to travel restrictions.
Hollander is an American artist and choreographer who works with performance, film, and installation. A conceptual dance practice informs her research into technology, machinery and logistical systems. Looking at the repetition of movement and function, the artist draws attention to the uncanny similarities between human behaviors and inanimate technologies, proposing narratives that consider the broader implications of urbanisation.
Recent exhibitions include: Flatwing, debut solo museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2021), Bortolami, NY (2020), The Artist's Institute, NY (2018); Bosse & Baum, UK, and SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY (2016). In addition, the artist’s works have featured in the Whitney Biennial (2019); the Aldrich Museum, CT (2020); Helsinki Contemporary, Finland (2019); Serpentine Galleries, UK (2018); Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2019); and the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2017). Hollander graduated with a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.
Rose Lejeune is an experienced curator and consultant with particular expertise in working with multi-disciplinary, performative, and social, process-based practices. Recognised for programme development and curatorial innovation, Lejeune was hailed a “Global Innovator” for her work on expanding collections in ArtNet's Intelligence Report 2020. In 2019, she launched Performance Exchange, a dispersed live programme across commercial galleries in London.