Nicole Peyrafitte is a Pyrenean-born pluridisciplinary artist. While a long time resident of New York, her work in painting, action painting, writing, film and video draws upon her eclectic history and the experiences of shaping identity across two continents and four languages. Recent works include the five-week multi-tier exhibition & live performance Peyrafitte / Joris : Domopoetic Works at Simoncini Gallery, Luxembourg, featuring her longtime collaboration with poet and translator Pierre Joris, and Things Fall Where They Lie (2018), a documentary feature film she directed. In addition to books (latest publications: Carnet 2, RedfoxPress Ireland, 2018 and Landsc0pes, Plaine Page, 2018), chapbooks and translations, she has authored the CDs Whisk! Don’t Churn! with Michael Bisio and The Bi-Continental Chowder. Peyrafitte’s work has been presented and/or performed in a range of venues. In New York, these include The Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, Bard College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, The Vision Festival and Poets House. National venues include San Francisco State University, University of California San Diego, the Walker Art Institute, Boise State University & Naropa University as artist/teacher in residence. Internationally, the Birbeck college, University of London, the University of Edinburgh, Université de Bordeaux, Festival les Voix de La Méditerranée in Sète, Festival de San Luis Potosi (Mexico), and Encuentro Internacional de Escritores in Durango (Mexico) are some of the venues that have showcased her performances. For full CV click here.
Translation in a Xenophobic World