BIFPA 2020

Belfast International Festival of Performance Art

Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February

Belfast campus

BIFPA 2020

The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art is back. Featuring the best in local and international performance artists, it runs for one week from Monday to Friday, 17-21 February 2020.

The Festival involves invited local and international artists, screenings, lectures, undergraduate student workshops, student performers, post-graduate researchers, recent graduates. Some of the artists are responding to this year's theme of 2020 vision.


Monday 17th February

Exhibition: documentation of previous BIFPA events by various artists will be screened in the college foyer throughout the week. Coordinated by Zara Lyness.

Monday to Wednesday includes student workshop activity not open to the public. For more information follow BIFPA on Facebook.

Thursday 20th

2.00 – 3.00pm.            Artists Talk ‘Insight of collaboration; a practice’ by Frances Mezzetti

at the University of Atypical, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast

3.10 – 4.10pm.           ‘Graduate Coffee Shop’ by Leoni Hill & Brennagh Meehan,

The Glass Box Gallery/Foyer, the Belfast School of Art

4.15 – 5.15pm.            Sinead O’Neill-Nicholl & Dominic McKeown, The Glass Box Gallery

5.20 – 6.00pm.            ‘Shedding’ by Nina Geary The Foyer, Belfast School of Art

6.00 – 6.30pm.            ‘How Long is a Piece of Twine’ by Landi Kirkwood, The Glass Box Gallery

6.30 – 7.20pm.            Hugh O’Donnell Buoy Park, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

7.20 – 7.50pm.            Ralf Sander, The Glass Box Gallery

8.00 – 8.30pm.            Dominic Thorpe, The Glass Box Gallery or Foyer area.

Friday 21st

12.00 noon                   Performance Monthly - An open forum for people interested in ideas of working creatively in public space. Meet at Cathedral Gardens (Buoy Park).

1.20 – 1.50pm.            ‘For Whom It May Concern’ by Rebecca Allen, The Glass Box Gallery

2.00 – 3.00pm.            Erin Healey, The Glass Box Gallery

3.10 – 3.40pm.            Aoife O’Connor, The Glass Box Gallery

3.50 – 4.50pm.            ‘Back Translation’ by Saskia Holmkvist + Students from workshopThe Glass Box Gallery

5.00 – 5.30pm.            ‘Handle with Care’ Eleni Kollopoulou Dark Seminar Room, 5th. Floor, Block BB

(Please Note:  members of the public, wishing to attend this performance should be at, or near, the Security Desk in the Foyer, ten minutes before the start so they can be escorted to the appropriate Room)

6.00 – 6.40pm.            ‘Clouded Senses’ Elaine McGinn, The Glass Box Gallery

6.50 – 7.50pm.            ‘Man age kerchiefs’ by Frances Mezzetti, The Glass Box Gallery

8.00 - 8.30pm.             'Bo/Kyar/Thanat - ( Captain/Tiger/Gun)' by Moe Satt, The Glass Box  Gallery

BIFPA has been funded via the Arts and Culture Programme at Ulster University, part of the Development and Alumni Relations Office.


Ulster University Belfast campus York Street Belfast BT15 1ED

Ulster University believes that creativity is a cornerstone of society. It has a very important part to play in our quality of life, wealth and civilisation.

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