Ximena Garnica

A Colombian-born multidisciplinary artist, director, and choreographer, Garnica—along with her partner, Shige Moriya—are the co-founders of LEIMAY and the LEIMAY Ensemble. Their works include live installations, performances, sculptures, publications, research, and community projects and have been presented at BAM, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Watermill Center, HERE, Japan Society, and The Asian Museum of San Francisco, as well as in Colombia, France, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and The Netherlands. Garnica has also been nominated for the USA Artists Fellowship and the Herb Alpert Award and was a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship for extraordinary stage directors. She has participated in the Bessie Schoenberg Individual Choreographers Residency at The Yard, the Watermill Center Residency Programs, and the HERE Artist in Residency Program. She was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Riverside, and was recently published in The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance for her article, “LEIMAY, CAVE, and the New York Butoh Festival.” SLC, 2022-