HISTORY

glo galvanizes artists, activists, audiences and communities through women-led movement, inter-disciplinary research, placemaking, and community engagement. With the ground-breaking social movement at its core, and ongoing initiatives like The Traveling Show, Tanz Farm, and Goat Farm studio, glo affects the overall ecology of arts and culture in the American South by promoting female artists; offering free artistic programming; providing a platform for radical, socially relevant experimental art making; and creating temporary hubs for minorities and the poor in remote areas, which serve as catalysts for discussions on equity, race, history, and who gets to dance. This October, glo was invited to show work in the XII Florence Biennale (Italy), and awarded the Lorenzo il Magnifico in Performance Art.

Roaming installations include “Land Trees and Women,” Historic Grant Park, Flux Projects (2018), “And all directions I come to you,” Creative Time, Central Park New York (2015), “Livers,” Art Basel Miami (2013).  glo created Tanz Farm in 2012 to expand boundaries and support for international artists sharing work in Atlanta. To date, Tanz Farm has showcased seminal works of 23 choreographers from 11 cities throughout the world.

glo has been funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, MailChimp, Possible Futures, Community Foundation with support from Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, Georgia Council for the Arts-NEA, Lubo Fund, Dewberry Foundation, Vassar Wooley Foundation, and South Arts. glo has been commissioned by and presented at such venues as Central Park, High Museum of Art, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Art Basel Miami, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Chattahoochee River National Park, DMAC, Atlanta Contemporary, Zuckerman Museum, Swan Coach House Gallery.

glo was founded in 2009 by choreographer and conceptual artist Lauri Stallings. A Rome Prize nominee and  Bogliasco Fellow, Stallings was recently named the first choreographer as artist in residence at the High Museum of Art, and created “Supple Means of Connection.”  Solo exhibitions include “rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercy, Hudgens Center(2018), “the room for tender choreographies,” MOCA GA(2017). Awards include Hudgens Prize (2018), MOCA GA Fellow (2017), Artadia Award(2014). She is the inaugural recipient of  Emory University’s Community Artist Impact Award. Connection- in its broadest sense- permeates the movement and installation work of Lauri Stallings. Drawing on her interest in choreography as a tool box, Stallings addresses the notion of social sculpture, and the conviction that bodies of information stored in the daily lives of people are art. With modest economies, she creates work of very diverse context, scale, and textures, oriented toward the question of instinct. Stallings has been experimenting with site-specific music and movement installations with Maestro Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2011. Stallings learned how to dance on a dead end dirt road with her brothers and sisters, and went on to complete a long performance career with Hubbard St. Dance Chicago.

glo currently make all our work at the Goat Farm Arts Center, a 120-year old historic site in Westside Atlanta.