Ieva Misevičiūtė

Tongue PhD


Ieva Misevičiūtė (b. 1982) is a New York-based performance artist, holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies from the University of Kaunas and Amsterdam respectively. “PhD dissertation defense is one of the most exciting performances you’ll ever do in the academic world”—says the artist. Misevičiūtė worked as a clown in the circus throughout her youth, has backgrounds in various movement and improvisation techniques. Today the geography of her shows is… wide. She has performed in such venues as (selected): MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, New York; Time-Based Art Festival, Portland; Beursschouwburg theater, Brussels; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; de Appel Art Center, Amsterdam; Center Pompidou, Paris; Performa 09 New York; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition Biel-Bienne, Le Mouvement: Performing the City and more. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work.