Kathie Halfin is a performance artist, curator and an educator. Halfin's current work touches upon the themes of memory, identity, community and the land. Kathie’s projects include live performances, video, film, and socially engaged art practice. Kathie’s works re-envision commonalities, rebuild a sense of belonging and questions beliefs about otherness.
By working with organic matter such as clay, soil, water, textiles and her physical body, Halfin initiates space where personal memories, collective histories, and geographies become visible and tangible. In her performances, she opens up a dialogue about the experience of immigration, contradictory cultural ideals, mental and geographical borders and belonging to a place.
Halfin showed her work at the Bronx River Art Center online exhibition 2020, White Box “Mapping Project” 2020, OPAF Online Performance Art Platform 2020, Sattelite Art Fair: Performance Is Alive 2019, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum 2019, NARS Foundation 2019, White Box Performance Series 2019, Immigrant Artist Biennial Soft Launch: Assembly Room 2019, Itinerant Performance Festival: Smack Mellon 2019, Knockdown Center: Sunday Series 2018, Art In Odd Places Performance Festival 2018, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 2018, Bronx Museum AIM Biennial 2017, and the A.I.R. Gallery 2016 among others. Kathie received fellowships at Wassaic Project Residency, Bronx Museum AIM Program, and Vermont Studio Center.