Jessica Hirst     born United Statespalmerfishman@gmail.comjessicafhirst.comdivides her time among Puerto Plata and San Diego 

Selected Performances and Exhibitions 
III International Festival of Action Art of Pumarejo, Weber-Lutgen Gallery, Seville, SpainSolo evening of performance “39 Duartes” in collaboration with Eliu Almonte, La Galeria, Las Terrenas, Dominican RepublicIndependence.DOM Festival, Cultural Center of Spain, Santo Domingo and Fort San Felipe, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic“Ecological Visions” Group Exhibition, Cultural Center Camilo Carrau, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic“Performancear o Morir” Festival of Action Art and Interventions, Chihuahua and Narograchi, Mexico“Atos Em Acoes” Festival of Action Art and Interventions, Rio Claro, Brazil
2012Deformes Biennial of Performance, Valdivia, ChileZona de Arte en Accion, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPerformatorio Festival of Durational Art,, Puerto Plata, Dominican RepublicaInternational Multimedia Art Festival, Odzaci and Novi Sad, SerbiaMiami Performance International Festival,  EdgeZones Projects, Miami USA[CicloNómada] global videoart and videoperformance series, [SantaEngracia]Artes Integradas, Madrid SpainDimanche Rouge Barcelona Edition, Festival Visual Brasil, Casa del Mig, Barcelona SpainEpipiderme, Lisboa, PortugalAbierto de Accion Express, Espacio MenosUno, Madrid SpainMonth of Performance Art Berlin, Berlin GermanyThumbprint Gallery, San Diego CA USAThe Fridge Gallery, Washington DC USAGrace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn NY USASoapbox, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC USAFourth Encounter of Action Live and Deferred, Fontibón, Bogotá ColombiaEmergency Index (book on performance)Roves and Roams, Open Hand Open Space, Reading United KingdomDismantled Cabaret, ]performance s p a c e[, London United KingdomDimanche Rouge, Le Petit Bain, Paris FranceLife Bloody Live, performance and exhibition, Galerie Moretti & Moretti, Paris FranceInternational Action Art Festival, Weber-Lutgen Gallery, Sevilla Spain
2011ARTon, Arte en Accion, Madrid SpainDimanche Rouge, Le Petit Bain, Paris FranceColorado Art Ranch Residency, Carpenter Ranch, CO USAMothUP Storytelling Symposium, San Diego Space4Art, San Diego CA USAPolitical Performance Symposium, GRAD Centre for Culture and Debate, Belgrade SerbiaVisual Elements Showcase, San Diego State University, Smith Recital Hall, San Diego CA USA
2010Palmer Fishman Fashion Revolution exhibition and residency, Can Serrat, El Bruc SpainTen Diez Deu, Metafora International Workshop, Barcelona SpainDes de Fora, Casa del Mig, Barcelona Spain
2009Express’at (for World AIDS Day), Ambit Dona, Barcelona SpainM33&1, Metafora International Workshop, Barcelona SpainWhiter Shade of Pale, Untitled BCN gallery, Barcelona SpainPalmer Fishman’s Recycled Lounge, Art Around Adams Festival, San Diego CA USA
2008 International Theater Festival, Justo Rufino Garay Theatre, Managua NicaraguaExpo100, Center for Information and Research on Health, Managua NicaraguaFestival of Contemporary Dance, La Alborada, Tijuana MexicoOpening of VI Biennale of Visual Arts, Managua NicaraguaSeveral women’s community centers and police commissions, Managua Nicaragua
2007International Theater Festival, Teatro Justo Rufino Garay, Managua NicaraguaPerformance and Visual Art Salon, San Jose, Costa Rica International Poetry Festival, Granada Nicaragua
2006SpeakEasy Storytelling Salon, Washington DC USAGreenLine Project, Green Line Subway, Washington DC USAState of the Nation Performance Festival, Center of Contemporary Art, New Orleans LA USA
2005GoTour, PS 122, New York NY USAHip Hop Theater Festival, Millenium Stage Kennedy Center, Washington DC USAShipping Moving Storage: Dance at the Warehouse, Warehouse Theater, Washington DC USAFieldwork, Dance Place, Washington DC USACrave, Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC USA
2004 Alianza Francesa, Tegucigalpa HondurasNew Releases Choreographer’s Showcase, Dance Place Washington DC USAGoose Route Dance Festival, Shepherdstown West Virginia USA
2002Cazals Project, Chateau du Cazals, Cazals FranceRedline Revisited, Red Line Subway, Washington DC USA
AwardsSupport Stipend for Residency, Can Serrat International Art Centre, SpainSmall Project Grant, Washington DC Commission on the Arts and HumanitiesGrants for Social Environmental Research in the USSR (1990), Stanford Center for Conservation Biology, Browning Ferris Industries
DesignPalmer Fishman Industries, home furnishings and accessories, Nicaragua, USA, SpainNicology/ Nicologia, community development project designing accessories from found objects, Managua Casa Crearte, interior and exterior design plus furnishings, Managua Nicaragua

EducationArtsMetafora Contemporary Art, International Workshop, Barcelona SpainJacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Choreography in Community, Massachusetts USARennie Harris Puremovement Hip Hop dance technique, Philadelphia PALiz Lerman Dance Exchange, Text and Movement, Takoma Park MDEd Tyler, Celeste Miller, Carla Perlo, modern dance, Washington DC area studiosAlbert Elsen, several courses in art history, Stanford UniversityAlternate ROOTS workshops, performances, Resources for Social Change and Executive Committee member
Environmental Science and PolicyStanford University, BS Earth Systems Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford CAUC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group, Berkeley CA
Counseling PsychologyJohns Hopkins University Clinical Community Counseling, Maryland
PressKinetz, Erika.  “A Web Site Helps Indie Artists Along a Hard Road,” The New York Times, July 25, 2005.Murray, Andrea.  “Subway as Performance Space,” The Program, WETA 90.9 NPR, 2002.Sanchez, Melissa.  “Making Things Happen”, Melissa Sanchez, blog Desde Nicaragua”, Lisa.  “Strangers on a train,” danceviewtimes, 2003., Lisa.  “Dancing in the Streets,” The Washington Post, Dec. 12, 2003. Traiger, Lisa.  “Dance Festival is Going Places,” The Washington Post, July 16, 2004.  
Selected Work Experience2000sMason Hirst Foundation, Board of DirectorsCatScratch Theatre, Co-Artistic Director, performerSasha Bruce YouthWork, YouthBuild Program, CounselorJoy of Motion Dance Center, TeacherSeveral dance outreach teaching positions placed at Washington DC public schools
1990sWhite House Office on Environmental Policy, Climate Change internUS Department of Energy, International Climate Change programsUniversity of Cape Town, Energy and Development Research Centre, Researcher