Jonah Bokaer Visits CORE: to Present “Immunity,” Commissioned by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation -

The choreographer-artist takes dance and performance art to a new level


Dance and fine art collide in this intriguing event on the cutting edge of performance art. CORE: is proud to present Jonah Bokaer and his choreographic video, IMMUNITY, commissioned by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Bokaer is known for his work that crosses multiple disciplines. His work has been exhibited in major museums and he also recently collaborated with Pharrell Williams and visual artist Daniel Arsham in what Wall Street Journal called "a groundbreaking production" exhibited at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

About Jonah Bokaer
Jonah Bokaer has been active as a choreographer and exhibiting artist since 2002. The creator of 60 works in a wide variety of media (dances, videos, drawings, motion capture works, interactive installations, mobile applications, and films), Bokaer’s work has been produced in venues around the world, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Festival d’Avignon, Spoleto Festival, La Triennale di Milano, and SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, and BAM Next Wave.

Bokaer has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, P.S.1 MoMA, and The New Museum in New York City. He founded Chez Bushwick in 2002, and co-founded CPR – Center for Performance Research with John Jasperse in 2008. Bokaer has collaborated with other artists including Lynda Benglis, Anne Carson, Merce Cunningham, Robert Gober, Anthony McCall, Tino Sehgal, Lee Ufan (Guggenheim Retrospective 2011), and Robert Wilson. As choreographer for Robert Wilson, he has completed 6 operas including Faust (Polish National Opera), Aïda (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma), and On The Beach (Baryshnikov Arts Center). Bokaer has collaborated with Daniel Arsham on nine full-length works since 2007.

In 2015 he received the United States Artists Fellowship in Choreography, was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in Choreography, and in 2016 won Italy’s Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, in the Visual Arts category. In 2016, he was confirmed as one of the Resident Fellows at NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. Most recently in 2017, he received the INFANT Festival Prize (Serbia) for Rules Of The Game.