Shannon Cochrane is Toronto-based performance artist. Her work has been presented in museums, galleries and festivals across Canada and in over 20 countries around the world. Shannon’s practice is concerned with performing the tension between process and strategy, and context and perception. Kinks include problematizing authorship and just about anything that leans on repetition. She’s also a form queen who is deeply committed to humour.

Over the last 25 years, Shannon has contributed to the development of the Canadian performance art ecology through curating, programming, producing, advocating and supporting performance artists and their work as the Artistic Director of FADO Performance Art Centre (a presentation platform established in 1993); and as a founding member, curator and organizer of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (a biennial festival established in 1996).

Contact: cochraneshannon [at]