Luisa Muhr

Austria/United States

Luisa Muhr is a multi- and interdisciplinary performer, improviser, installation artist, sound artist, composer, director and theater maker, originally from Vienna, Austria.

A previous inhabitant of Montreal, she has been permanently living and working in New York since 2013.

Her artistic home is in the experimental/avant-garde.  As a performer she specializes in performance, vocal, and movement art.

Muhr is the creator and curator of New York’s leading interdisciplinary women and non-binary artists performance series Women Between Arts at The New School.

She is the co-founder of the performing arts company FENGARI Works, a core member of the vocal-movement ensemble Constellation Chor, and part of Sarah Weaver’s NowNet Arts Lab Ensemble.

In 2019 Muhr was a Music Artist in Residence at Pioneer Works in New York and at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Estate with six-times-Grammy-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill, with whom she is currently developing a political experimental opera.

Additionally, Muhr has been commissioned to write her own one-act installation-opera BÆBƏL  (Babel), andalso by the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC and Undercurrent art gallery to co-create a new piece for their 10001 exhibition.

In 2020 Muhr was featured at Collar Works’ virtual exhibition If You Like This, You’ll Love That

She has collaborated with artists such as Iva  Bittová, Claire Chase, Daniel Carter, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sarah Hennies, Shelley Hirsch, Frank London, Arturo O’Farrill, Jenny Romaine, Peter Schumann, Sxip Shirey, David Torn, Sarah Weaver, John Zorn, and was part of Constellation Chor’s performance of Ashley Fure’s Filamentwith the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.