Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Allison Wyper

Allison Wyper is the Artists Knowledge Manager for the Center for Cultural Innovation. She is an interdisciplinary performance artist and founder of Rhizomatic Arts, which provides professional services, training, and community for independent artists and creatives. Her performance works produce charged, often participatory encounters between performer and viewer that encourage intimate exchange and critical solidarity. She has taught, produced, and facilitated workshops on experimental performance, professional/creative practice, and collaborative processes at 18th Street Arts Center, Pieter Performance Space, Silverlake Independent JCC, Women's Center for Creative Work, UCLA, USC, CalArts, ArtCenter College of Design, CSUN, UCR, Space 4 Art San Diego, Emerson College, the Zero1 Biennial, the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro in Montreal, Contemporary Calgary, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts Studios in Perth, Australia. Her performance work has been seen across the US, Canada, Australia, and Germany, and she has been published by The Dancer-Citizen, Itch, Platform, The Present Tense, and Emergency Index. She is an Artistic Associate and teacher with Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s international performance company La Pocha Nostra, and a collaborator with Hydra Poesis (Perth, Australia). Allison curated performances for Play the L.A. River, a year-long civic art project organized by Project 51. She has an MFA in Dance from UCLA, and a BA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College.