Category Archives: Blog

LONE STAR EXPLOSION is a week long Performance Art Biennale held in Houston Texas. Atrracting innovative artists and organizations around the globe; In providing this platform, the festival encourages new … Continue reading

April 11, 2015

Es XTRart: Abel Azcona, en la Bienal Internacional

© Alex Barber.Abel-Azcona. Houston’s International Performance Art Biennale 2014 Durante los días 21 y 22 de febrero Abel Azcona presentó la performance titulada Empathy and Prostitution, un proyecto planteado en tres partes que … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Robert Boyd on La Pocha Nostra’s Corpo Insurrecto

In 1787, Emma Hart (later Lady Hamilton), invented a new art form called “Attitudes,” debuting it at a party hosted by William Hamilton, England’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples. … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

2014 Videos on Viemo

Carlos Martiel – Romper La Noche from Lone Star Explosion on Vimeo. Josh Urban Davis – Drawing The Perfect Line Pt. 2 from Lone Star Explosion on Vimeo. Erik Hokanson … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

2012 Video on YouTue

CLICK HERE to view ALL videos on the 2012 YouTube Channel Non Grata, Daniel-Kayne, Elena Nestorova, Emily Sloan, Gim Gwang Cheol, Jill Pangallo, Jim Pirtle, Julia Wallace, Myk Henry, John … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Eames Armstrong at Art League Houston

Eames Armstrong in One Below. Performed at Art League Houston, Feb 21st 2014, Houston, TX. Eames is the founder and director of Aether Art Projects in Chicago.  To view more pictures … Continue reading

March 20, 2014

Some of Night 2 by Bill Davenport

Lone Star Performance Explosion: Some of Night 2 February 26th, 2014 – Bill Davenport The second night of the 2014 Lone Star Performance Explosion was chaotic. Performances staged in the … Continue reading

March 2, 2014

Abel Azcona at Art League Houston

“I appreciate that its danger was its power. I appreciate that Azcona was using this technique to force his audience into his piece, confronting each of us with an unwitnessable … Continue reading

November 2, 2013

About Lone Star Explosion 2014

Lone Star Explosion 2014 is Houston’s second international performance art biennale. It is taking place on February 19th-22nd, 2014 in three of Houston’s venerated performance art venues, Box 13, The … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Performance Program

Box 13 ArtSpace, Thursday 20th Durational: 7pm – 8:30 Continuum, 13 simultaneous durational performances. Featuring: Evan McCarley, Jana Wahtley, Manola Maldonado, Josh Urban Davis, Nikki Thornton, Emmanuel Nuno Arambula, David … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Schedule of Events

A Lecture on Performance Art by Marcel Sparmann Wednesday Feb 19th at 12:00 pm at The Department of Art, Sam Houston State University Art Building A , Room 102 The … Continue reading

October 29, 2013


Confirmed Artists: Carlos Martiel (Cuba) Abel Azcona (Spain) Miao Jiaxin (China/US) Elia Arce (Costa Rica) Marcel Sparmann (Germany) La Pocha Nostra, featuring Roberto Sifuentes and Erica Mott (US/Mex) Aisen Caro … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Rock Star Explosion II (Benefiting Lone Star Explosion 2014)

Lone Star Explosion is excited to present a new set of amazing local musicians this Tuesday 28th at Notsuoh in “Rockstar Explosion II,” our second fundraiser for Lone Star Explosion … Continue reading

October 29, 2013



October 29, 2013

Our Sponsors

  We LOVE our sponsors!!! Would your business like to be a part of supporting one of Houston’s most innovative artistic endeavors? With so many local artists and an array … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Lone Star Explosion 2014 Promo Video

Edited by Jonatan Lopez Music by Juj.

October 29, 2013

Un-Framed: Performance Art and the Image

Images, either previously understood, or based on visions or ideas, play a crucial role in creative production. Stemming from the visual arts, the process of realizing performance art doesn’t lay … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Rockstar Explosion, A Fundraiser Benefitting Lone Star Explosion 2014

Join us for a night of local music and festivities benefiting Lone Star Explosion 2014! The music acts selected represent some of the newest electronic and indie rock sound coming … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

the X-OFFENDERS gala

The X-Offenders Gala: Celebrating the Roots of Performance Art in Houston, was held on Sept. 28, 2013. Robert Rosenberg, known by everyone from Commerce Street Art Warehouse roots as Chef … Continue reading

October 29, 2013


[wpgform id=’3331′] Please click on and fill out this form if you would like to be a volunteer for the 2014 event. Without our volunteers the Houston Biennale would not … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Lone Star Explosion 2012, Highlights

Edited by Jonatan Lopez Footage by Jonathan Jindra and Cressandra Thibodeaux Music by Boards of Canada Performance clips of work by: Non Grata, Orion Maxted, Gim Gwang Cheol, John Boehme, … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

2012 Catalog

Click HERE to Read or Purchase the 2012 Catalog Online

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment


The Lone Star Explosion brings in over two dozen performance artists from around the world to Houston for a four day festival every other year. We are dedicated to making … Continue reading

April 21, 2013

Photos by Alex Barber 2014

Click the thumbnails  to View the Slideshows of Houston Photographer, Alex Barber. 2014 Artists: Abel Azcona (Spain), Aisen Caro Chacin (Venezuala), Autumn Hays (Chicago), Autumn Knight (Houston), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Daniel Adame (Houston), Daniel Bertalot (Houston), David Graeve … Continue reading

March 2, 2013