Since 2004 Blacker has directed and coordinated the Gresol Association that she co- founded in 2002 with Anet van de Elzen. The association has an art library and archive and over the years has directed and produced many events and educational activities related to performance art practice. Currently Gresol produces FEM, an annual international meeting of women performance artists as well as collaborating with other institutions and organisations such as Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre (Girona, Spain) and la Bonne Women’s Cultural Centre (Barcelona, Spain).

FEM, International Meeting of Women Performance Artists


La Bonne, Womens Cultural Centre, Barcelona

Since 2010 Blacker has collaborated with La Bonne, Women’s Cultural Centre in Barcelona to programme activities related to performance art by women. Cara a Cara is the title of the series of interviews and performances by well-known performance artists that take place at la Bonne.

Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre, Girona

Gresol have collaborated with Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre in Girona since 2010 in the programming of activities related to performance art practice. This has included artists in residence, performances and interviews with participating artists.

Northumbria University, Newcastle

FLARE (Forum for Live Art Research and Education) is a series of events co-created and organised by Denys Blacker, Helen Collard and Harriet Plewis at Northumbria University in Newcastle, (UK) as part of their PhD research.