Megha Barnabas is a Brooklyn-based artist working in the mediums of performance, choreography, and film. She creates work as a solo artist and as a member of the art collective Yemenwed.


Megha Barnabas
b. 1981, Rochester, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
    • Education
      • 2003
      • BA Communications, S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University, NY
    • Projects & Performances
      • 2015
      • Snake Charmers International, Movement Workshop, Mountain Holistic Center, Prospect Park, upcoming
      • Gyrotronica, You Stole My Harp!, with Glasser, Haeler Echo Live/Work space, NYC
      • 2014
      • Yemenwed, EMPATHEATRE / Heavy Flow, Perez Art Museum Miami
      • Yemenwed, Artist’s Talk, Mystery Lessons: Investigations in Movement and Expression, Perez Art Museum Miami
      • Tea is For Time, Curated by Nicholas Nauman for EAT – Brooklyn
      • OCD Monolith, NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
      • Yemenwed, Screening IV, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
      • Yemenwed, Cannonball Residency, Research in Residence, Perez Art Museum Miami
      • Glasser Shape music video, movement consultant
      • Electric Feathers Fashion Video, Spring/Summer 2014, choreographer
      • 2013
      • MGMT Alien Days music video, director
      • Mystery Lessons, Breathing Works, Home Alone 2, New York, NY
      • Guru to the Rock Stars, MoMA Nights with Teen, New York, NY
      • Pom Pom Dance, Benefit for Fire Island Pine Series curated by Pati Hertling, Elizabeth Street Gardens, New York, NY
      • Glasser Design music video, choreographer
      • Teen Carolina music video, director
      • Yemenwed, No Image: Commercial Breaks, Ericka Beckman: Image Games – work in context, Tate Modern, London, UK
      • Transmission Object with Sculpture by Hanna Sandin, NADA Art Fair
      • Growing Gold / The Stairs, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
      • 2012
      • Yemenwed, The Garden of Eden, group show, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
      • Yemenwed, screening, PERFORMATIVITY, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
      • Coleridge is Coming, Spirit Happening, The Intercourse, Brooklyn, NY
      • Dance by the Water Edge, Prospect Park Gathering curated by David Wilson ‘Ribbons,’ Brooklyn, NY
      • Teen Electric music video, Premiered on Stereogum
      • Yemenwed, The Source, MOMA P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
      • The Because You’re Here Show, Workshop@WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
      • 2011
      • Yemenwed, HALLOWED, Santos Party House, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, EAI 40th Anniversary, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, Skin So Soft, GRESHAM’S GHOST, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, (Re)Move/(Re)Frame, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, NY
      • Yemenwed, No Image, Olin Theater, Bard College, NY
      • 2010
      • Yemenwed, Arcadian Nights, Racebrook Lodge, Sheffeld, MA
      • Yemenwed, 179 Canal, Anyways, White Columns, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, Man Burning, curated by Keegan McHargue, W/Project Space, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, TBA:10, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
      • Yemenwed, Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide, MOMA P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
      • Yemenwed, Woman merges w Car, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
      • 2009
      • Yemenwed, Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide, PERFORMA ‘09, 179 Canal, New York, NY
      • 2008
      • Yemenwed: Episode 3, Fake Estate, New York, NY
      • Lover’s Dawn: The Veiled Horizon, screening at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
    • Publications
      • 2010
      • Yemenwed – Episode 3, Companion book (designed by Mary Voorhees)
    • Bibliography
      • 2013
      • Chris Martins, ‘TEEN celebrate Summer by Giving Out Roses,’ Spin.com (May)
      • 2012
      • Isobel Harbison, ‘Stock Piles,’ frieze Magazine (March 2012)
      • 2011
      • Clement Ghys, ‘Unexpected Heroes,’ Liberation Next Magazine (June 2011)
      • Michael Bullock, ‘Encore Performance,’ Modern Weekly Magazine, No.643 (Spring/Summer 2011)
      • 2008
      • Michael Bullock, ‘Yemenwed’s Fantasy Architecture,’ Interview Magazine (December 2008)
      • Emma Pearse, ‘Art Collective Yemenwed Visits Mars,’ New York Magazine (November 2008)
      • Ceci Moss, ‘In a Land Far, Far Away (…and Out),’ Rhizome (November 2008)