Lone Star Explosion 2014 seeks to showcase performance art that pushes the artists and audience in new ways, especially performance art that questions fundamental assumptions about the way we experience time, space, relationships, the self, society, and sexuality. Visiting artists from around the world have been hand picked because their work offers insight and expansion on themes and practices currently explored by Houston Performance Artists. Houston’s rich and diverse performance art scene will also be featured in the Biennale. The unique, rebellious, beauty of Houston’s own performance art will join with the brilliant expression of our visiting artists, creating an exchange of epic proportion. We intend for every participant to leave the festival full of new inspiration and greater possibility.
Lone Star Explosion 2014 was curated and directed by Jonatan Lopez and Julia Wallace. Ryan Hawk served as the Education Opportunity Coordinator, the artist board consists of Kelly Alison, Emily Sloan, Ryan Hawk, David L Davis, Koomah, Y. E. Torres, Jonathan Jindra, Hilary Scullane, David McClain, Daniel Bertalot, Evan McCarley and Unna Bettie..
Lone Star Explosion is fiscally sponsored by HIVE Houston and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In 2012 the Biennale brought in over twenty artists from South Korea, Estonia, Ireland, Berlin, France, Canada and Venezuela. Biennale Founders are Nestor Topchy, Mariana Lemesoff and Myk Henry.