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Roya Sachs

New York, NY   

Roya Sachs is an independent curator and creative director living in New York. She grew up in London, studied at NYU, and has since worked at the MoMA and Sotheby’s, as well as put together shows for institutions and companies such as Performa, Gertrude, ArtList, BOSI Contemporary Gallery, Elephant Family, and LAMB Arts. Her curatorial pursuit involves the combination of mediums, ranging from technology, new media, photography, lighting, literature, and environmental installations, with a strong emphasis and specialty in performance. Her aim is to create unconventional, immersive and experiential art shows. She is Co-Chair of the Performa Visionaries, an Ambassador of Creative Time, a founding member of the Dia Beacon Contemporary Associates, as well as an active committee member of UNICEF’s Next Generation benefits. Her features and published works range from Vogue Magazine, ArtNet, W Mag, to Avenue Magazine, Cultured Magazine, and The Coveteur, amongst others.

Virtually There

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In November 2016, artistic directors and curators Roya Sachs and Mafalda Millies presented Virtually There: A performance inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet, with choreography by iconic “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage; costumes by the renowned Brazilian designers the Campana Brothers; staging by Whitney Biennial artists Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe; music by underground French composer Charles Derenne; and creative production by technology innovators MATTE Projects.

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Come To Bed!

Come To Bed! explored the theme of communication in the sphere of the bed, a lieu that hosts a third of our lives. The all female show, curated by Roya Sachs, focused on three sectors of communication that bring to play the different usages of the bed, from pillow talk, and self reflection, to technology with our need to stay connected. The installations and performance reoriented ideas of time and space, by recreating the most intimate space of all, but in a gallery.