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Rebecca Cunningham is an Australian curator, sound, and performance artist.Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music, Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University and Bachelor of Creative Industries 2A Honours, Interdisciplinary from QUT and a PHD in Business [Griffith University] exploring the operation of trust in the global performance art network.

Cunningham is a founding member and co-director of the Artist Run Initiative – exist http://existenceperformanceart.wordpress.com
and has curated a number of events in Brisbane including MUSICIRCUS (2004), FLUX-US (2006) and CHAMBERS (2007), “exist in 08: an international live art event” (2008) and “exist-ence” (Jan & Nov 2010, Oct 2011, June-July 2013).

Rebecca has also performed locally and internationally; most recently Rebecca has made work for the Brisbane Festival (Mixed Tapes, 2014),  DAscieNCE festival (Canberra, 2013), Cage in US festival (Brisbane, 2012), Kesher Festival (New York, 2012), the Emergency Index Launch (New York 2012), Brisbane Festival (2008, 2011), POW! POW! POW! ACTION Art Festival, San Francisco, USA (2010), IN:ACT festival, Hanoi, Vietnam (2010), National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (Feb 08 & Feb 09), Ipswich City Square Mall (2008), The Other Film Festival (Brisbane, Nov 07), Once Only (Brisbane, Sept 07), Fetter Field festival (Singapore, Sept 07) and has presented digital work in a range of other events, from Indonesia to Russia.

“I see performance art as a way of living utopia in the moment, offering a space of pause, a place for personal meta-physical transformation.”

CV may be downloaded here

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