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Tiffany Trenda

Tiffany Trenda: Beyond Performance 

Mar 27 - Jun 23, 2024

Beyond Performance is an ongoing series of images by Tiffany Trenda that ventures into the realm of performance art and artificial intelligence.



Beyond Performance is an ongoing series of images by Tiffany Trenda that ventures into the realm of performance art and artificial intelligence. Through the integration of smart applications and her performance archive, she introduces a new dimension to the traditional understanding of the body in performance art. These imaginative performances only exist in the digital realm, blurring the boundaries between what is real and what is fictional. These imagined performances push the limits of what can be, challenging conventional notions of identity and representation within simulated experiences.  

This work invites viewers to contemplate the fluidity of meaning and the interplay between machine perception (how artificial intelligence interprets the performance art data set) and human subjectivity. The images offer a new lens, through which we can understand and navigate the complexities of the body in the digital age.  

About Tiffany Trenda 

For more than two decades, Tiffany Trenda has been at the forefront of exploring the intersection of performance and technology, delving into the convergence of the human body with the evolving technological landscape. With a focus on the phenomenology of the body and the concept of simulation, her work provides a profound reflection on the complexities of truth, identity, and representation. 

Trenda’s artistic practice investigates the intersection of the human body, particularly the female body, and evolving technologies. She is interested in how our bodies are constantly shifting between the physical and simulated—and how this impacts our experience of the world around us. 

Her work presents a dialogue between the performative body and the technological landscape. Through her work, she blurs the boundaries between the digital and physical, inviting the public to question the phenomenology of the body and simulation. She is interested in how these simulated experiences impact our intimacy, memory, and senses.  


Tiffany Trenda is a performance artist born in 1979 in Los Angeles. Trenda earned a bachelor of fine arts from Art Center College of Design and a master of fine arts from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Design and Media Arts program. She was named Artist of the Year at the London International Creative Competition Awards. In 2009, she performed Entropy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Trenda has performed at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the Broad Art Museum, Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception. She was included in the performance program at the Metamorphoses of the Virtual – 100 Years of Art and Freedom during the 55th annual Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, where she participated in the highly publicized show Auto Body, as well as at the special projects section for Context Art Miami. In 2017, Trenda exhibited at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City and was on a panel for SXSW. More recently, her work was included in exhibitions Neotopia at Art Center Nabi in South Korea, Brand Library and Art Center, and Art in Flux at the Barbican in London, United Kingdom. Furthermore, her work is part of the permanent collection of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Beinecke Library at Yale University.  



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