Mike Durkin

mike durkin (he/him/his/y’all) is a large-bodied multidisciplinary social practice performance artist residing in Philadelphia and New York City. mike is guided by the intersection between art and the everyday. He has created site-responsive social practice productions exploring houselessness, food access, place, and gentrification. Upcoming projects will be held at the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Houston, Louisiana State University, and Michigan State University. mike has held residencies with Revolve Art Gallery in Asheville, NC, Space at Ryder Farm, Drop Forge and Tool, the Hambidge Arts Center in Rabun Gap, GA, and the Greenhouse Lab with The Orchard Project. mike’s work has been presented at the Brandywine River Museum, Barnes Foundation, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, the Life Do Grow Farm, and in parks, churches, and fields, along the streets in Kensington, virtually, and most recently with The Performance Studies program at Texas A&M University. mike is part of the 2017 MFA in Devised Performance class with Pig Iron Theatre Company/University of the Arts. For more information, www.mikedurkin.info

Last updated: Sep 22, 2022