Watch: Conversation with Fellow Anna Lublina, nominator Meredith Monk, and former Fellow David Herskovits, moderated by Advisor Joe Melillo
Interdisciplinary Performance Artist
New York City, USA and Frankfurt, Germany
Will be working in Jerusalem with Bloomfield Science Museum
Anna Lublina (they/she) is an interdisciplinary performance maker and educator focused on building mutually beneficial relationships between humans, objects, and environments in their work and life. As the child of a Soviet Jewish immigrant, they are drawn to diaspora as a creative format. They reject disciplinary borders to instead explore the mutability of structure, linking social practice, object theater, dance, music, and text to create installations and performances that imagine more caring, equitable futures.
Anna’s work has been presented at various venues throughout New York City and recently, Frankfurt, Germany; including Mousonturm, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Judson Church, the 14th St Y, Center for Performance Research, and The Old American Can Factory, Dixon Place, The Brick, The Tank, The Pit, Vital Joint, Bread and Puppet Theater, and at the Communal Spaces Festival. Anna has been supported by grants, fellowships, and residencies such as the Annenberg Helix Fellowship at Yiddishkayt (2020-2022), Headwaters Theater (2022), Dis-Tanzen (2022), Plyspace Resident Fellow (2021), LABA Fellowship at the 14th St Y (2019-2020), the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab (2018-2019), SDCF Observership (2019-2020), Undiscovered Countries Blast Off! Lab (2019), the Sokoloff Arts Fellowship at Townstages (2019), the Blueprint Fellowship by COJECO, an organization that supports the Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) community (2019), the Centre Droiteval in France (2019), the Barn Arts Collective in Maine (2018), and Azule in North Carolina (2018).
Anna recently started a Masters degree in Choreography and Performance at the University of Giessen in Germany. In 2022, they are excited to research Yiddish cultural history through the Yiddishkayt Helix fellowship in Eastern Europe and embark on a site-specific residency at the Bloomfield Science Museum as an International Jerusalem Fellow!