Performance as Process brings together a wide range of cultural practitioners to explore the role ‘performance’ – from daily routines to public protests to religious rituals – plays in society. The programme considers performance as a way of approaching and understanding the world, just as much as it is a medium of producing art or engaging with the public. 

Residents are invited to research, create new work, meet, collaborate, share skills, and reflect on the performative aspect of their artistic practice.

Within the context of this programme Delfina Foundation has provided commissions and platforms for residents to present their work – often through collaborations – including at: performance ‘open studios’, exhibitions, venues such as the British Museum, programmes at Frieze Art Fair, and the Venice Biennale.

Current season

Season 5

Performance as Process


Past seasons

Explore the participants, activities and outcomes of each season:

Season 4

Performance as Process


Season 3

Performance as Process


Season 2

Performance as Process


Season 1

Performance as Process


Featured Outcomes

Open Studios: Spring 2018

Photos from an evening of presentations of new and developed work by our spring 2018 residents


Delfina Presents: Urok Shirhan

On her performance ‘The Post-National Anthems’


Featured Residents

Moe Satt

London: 13/01/2020 — 01/03/2020

Joe Moran

London: 04/04/2016 — 26/06/2016