Life of a Craphead, King Edward VII Statue Floating Down the Don River, 2017. Photo Yuula Benivolski

Winter 2020

Delfina Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth season of our Performance as Process theme, subtitled Future rituals.

Taking place over the first three months of 2020, the programme hosts international residents who are working with performativity through language, ritual, mythology and technology.

Over the Future rituals season, our residents will initiate research – together with other practitioners – working at the intersection of geology, urban development, behavioural psychology and speculative fiction. The programme’s focus will explore relations between daily practices and bodily movement to processes of urban and technological advancement and imaginations of the future.

As part of the programme artist-in-residence Sena Basoz will be developing a new performance work which will premiere at Block Universe festival 2020.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak our winter residents returned home early and continued the last weeks of their residencies remotely, with online studio visits and digital presentations of their work. Read more here.

Sena Başöz

London: 09/01/2020 — 28/02/2020

Sheila Chukwulozie

London: 06/01/2020 — 15/03/2020

Life of a Craphead

London: 06/01/2020 — 05/04/2020

Vibeke Mascini

London: 06/01/2020 — 05/04/2020

Petros Moris

London: 02/03/2020 — 05/04/2020

Moe Satt

London: 13/01/2020 — 01/03/2020

Paul Setúbal

London: 06/01/2020 — 05/04/2020

Public programme

F n’ F (Face and Fingers)


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Open studios series: Future Rituals

07/04/2020 — 12/05/2020
Open Studio


Browse some of the programme’s outcomes and documentation. 

Delfina Presents: Sheila Chukwulozie

Exploring the relationship between the post-colonial body, Catholicism, and sonic history


Delfina Presents: Moe Satt

The performance artist discusses his work focusing on hand movement and gestures


Studio Visit: Life of a Craphead

On a duo whose friendly yet subversive humour ingeniously confronts colonial pasts and presents



Supporters of the season’s residencies include: Arts Council England, ARTWORKS, Mondriaan Fund, SAHA Association, Sobey Art Award, SP-Arte and Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons. Sena Basoz’s commission is produced through a partnership with SAHA Association and Block Universe.