1120 Naylor Houston,TX 77002

The Experimental Action Performance Art Festival // 18+


This is not an all ages event. 

Festival Hours: 8pm-12am

Thursday, February 23:
Notsuoh, 314 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Friday, February 24th:
The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003

Saturday February 25th:
Walter's, 1120 Naylor St, Houston, TX 77002

Houston’s groundbreaking international performance art festival set for Feb. 23-25, 2017 Experimental Action will showcase groundbreaking performance art from across the globe The Experimental Action Performance Art Festival will take place over the course of three night in three downtown Houston venues. This year’s roster consists of local performance artists alongside visiting artists from across the globe, representing: Spain, Canada, China, Serbia, Brooklyn, as well as many other geographies and cultures. 

Additionally, a FREE presentation and discussion panel featuring Alison Starr (Dallas) and artists participating in the festival will take place at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. 

The Experimental Action international performance art festival facilitates and spotlights avant garde experimental art that excites, inspires, and pioneers ideas. The objective of the event is to cultivate an environment of engagement, exchange, and exploration through progressive creative action while exposing Houston audiences to innovative performance art. This festival has taken over two years to come to fruition and was born out of Houston’s underground performance art community. The management team consists of Julia Wallace, Evan McCarley, Jonatan Lopez and Jana Whatley. “Even though we are a few weeks away from this year’s event, the energy and excitement is already building to a fever pitch,” ExA co-founder, co-curator, and co-director Julia Wallace says. “We are absolutely thrilled by the roster of incredible artists joining us from all over the world, and we feel honored by the opportunity to engage and shine a spotlight on such powerful creativity. I can assure you that Houston will never be the same after this year’s event.”

Performer's traveling to this year’s festival include: Abel Azcona (Spain), Chun Hua Catherine Dong (Canada/China), Marta Jovanovic (Serbia), Miao Jiaxin (China/NYC), Peter Clough (NYC), Amanda Gregory (San Francisco), Vincent Tiley (NYC), Christian Cruz (Dallas), Michael Anthony Garcia (Austin), and Ryan Hawk (Austin). 

Local performers include: Jim Pirtle, Clay Zapalac, Celestina Billington, Eric Thayer, Nestor Topchy, Brittani Broussard, CAT SCOTT, Unna Bettie, Emmanuel Nuno Arambula, Agnes Yit, David Graeve, Raindawg, Andrew DiMatteo, Z'maji and more. 

Those interested in learning more about Experimental Action 2017 should visit the festival’s official website at 

Experimental Action is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purpose of Experimental Action made payable to Fresh Arts and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and can be made here- https://

Cover image: Peter Clough, Peter (Happy Faggot) courtesy of Margit Selsjord