Diane Torr was a performance artist working in dance, drag king performance, installation, film and video. Download Diane’s complete resume here.
Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, after graduating from Dartington College of Arts, England, Diane moved to New York in 1976. Over 30 years, Diane Torr developed her artistic career as an integral part of New York’s lively downtown art scene. During that time, Diane created over 35 original performance works, videos and installations, and her work was presented in downtown spaces such as Franklin Furnace, The Kitchen and also in New York clubs including The Mudd Club and Danceteria. Her performances have been seen internationally at venues and festivals such as an-de-werf Festival, Utrecht and Migros Museum, Zurich. She is a fellow of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and in 2003, she gained a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the Milton Avery Graduate School, Bard College, New York.
Diane Torr lived and worked between Glasgow, Berlin and New York. She was a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, Stockholm University of Arts and Freie Universität Berlin. Diane was considered a physical philosopher – a thinker of the body. She had extensive research, knowledge and practice of several areas of body knowledge: the Japanese