I am interested in sensitivity and connection. I create durational performance art using the movement of the human body in fabric as my medium. 


In the context of public spaces, the performances explore sensibility in unexpected and “insensitive” places. Informed by concepts of time and space, and with an element of surprise to the viewer, the performances create a juxtaposition to the culturally shaped behavior as it is expressed in these common places.


My works that explore the role of women in our society focus on examining how individual and collective belief systems interplay and how, consciously or unconsciously, they shape our reality.

Yana Schnitzler HUMAN KINETICS has been presented at numerous museums, galleries, art and dance festivals as well as corporate events throughout the US and Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Peabody Essex Museum, Boston, MA; Urban Garden Room/Bank of America, NYC, Hamburg Art Week, Germany; BMW Headquarters Munich; Concorso d’Eleganza, Lake Como, Italy and Opera Plage, Nice, France, and was recently featured on three large-scale billboards in Times Square. Yana Schnitzler HUMAN KINETICS has received funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, German General Consulate New York and Friends of Hudson River Park, among others, as well as corporate support from Citibank and Jana Water.

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