Vernita N’Cognita presents a new performance artwork

Vernita N'Cognita1“Life is filled with moments & one can never know for sure which ones will be important….”

Thursday October 17; 7:00PM
Vernita N’Cognita presents a new performance artwork
“A Moment”

Soho20 Gallery
547 W 27th St 3rd fl
Free and open to the public

“You never know the value of a moment until it is a memory”

“One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.”
Agatha Christie

Vernita N'Cognita2Vernita N’Cognita aka Vernita Nemec is an artist and curator. Working in a variety of media, she came to performance art from a visual art background.  Nemec received her B.F.A. in painting from Ohio University and an M.A. from New York University.  Since the late 70’s she has done more than 70 performances and worked with renown artists Meredith Monk, Kazuko Miyamoto, Namiyo Kubo, Coco Gordon and others.  Nemec has performed all over the world including Mexico City, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Budapest, Dublin and Paris, and in New York City at Judson Dance Theater, Printed Matter, Franklin Furnace, Cunningham Studio, and the Guggenheim museum to name a few.  She has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art from the Jerome Foundation in 1988 as well as Performance Studies International, the Kauffman Foundation, NYSCA, the National Endowment for the Arts and a Puffin grant in 2007.  Nemec participated in Linda Montano’s 7 Years of Living Art project from 2004-2011 and is a member of The Field in NYC.  She is currently the director of Viridian Artists, Inc.  maintains a studio in SOHO, NYC.
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