Yanira Castro

Yanira Castro is an interdisciplinary artist born in Borikén (Puerto Rico) and living in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). She forms iterative, multimodal projects that center the complexity of land, citizenship, and governance in works activated and performed by the public. Since 2009, she’s developed work with a team of collaborators as a canary torsi, working at the intersection of participatory practices, performance, installation, and interactive technology. Their recent work includes a performance manual for reckoning with MCA Chicago; a participatory podcast to rehearse for a collective future; and a platform of projects called, I came here to weep, a collective exorcism for americans to perform. Recent support has come from Creative Capital, The Alpert Award, The MAP Fund, a NYFA Choreography Fellowship, and residencies at LMCC, MANCC, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Castro has received two New York Dance & Performance (aka Bessie) Awards for Outstanding Production. acanarytorsi.org