Biba Bell was born in Sebastopol in 1976, and lives and works in Detroit and New York City. Bell’s performance work has been shown at the Visual Arts Center UT Austin, Insel Hombroich Germany, the NADA Fair NYC, the Detroit Institute of Art, Garage for Contemporary Culture Moscow, Centre Pompidou Paris, The Kitchen NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, PaceWildenstein Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery and Callicoon Fine Arts, amongst others.
She spent years dancing all over the place in galleries, theaters, libraries, spas, gardens, garages and homes as a founding member of MGM Grand (Modern Garage Movement) with Jmy James Kidd and Paige Martin. The New York Times noted her “thrilling dancing” as one of the highlights of 2011, writing “it’s invigorating to watch someone who borders on wild.” In addition, she dances internationally with choreographer Maria Hassabi. Bell writes about para-studio dance practice as a PhD candidate (ABD) in the department of Performance Studies at New York University, and is on faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, in the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance.