Jess Olivieri creates work that spans performance, sound, video, dance and installation. Jessʼ practice investigates the social and cultural factors that influence how we inhabit public space. Most recently Jessʼs work made ‘I am an Islandʼ for the 2012/13 Sydney Festival and curated the performance program ‘Hi Friends’ for the MCAʼs ARTBAR project. Earlier this month Jess created ‘For you the bell tolls’ for the MCA and is the current co-curator of ALASKA projects performance program ‘Restaging, Restaging History’.
In 2012 Jess showed at GOMA as part of Contemporary: Women as well as Campbeltown Art Centre’s Transmission in a collaboration with the Sydney Chamber Choir. In 2011 Jessʼs work with Hayley Forward and the Parachutes for Ladies was featured in MCAʼs Primavera 2011, Action Stations curated by Natalie Cursio at Campbelltown Arts Centre, she presented the participatory audio dance project Dance of Death, Perth Cultural Centre and was part of the exhibition Bad Angle, Still Gallery, Sydney. In 2010 Jess and Hayley with the Parachutes for Ladies presented “I thought a musical was being made”, at the 2010 Next Wave Festival and The view from here, West space.