Xquisite Corpse Installation by Mirena Rhee

Installations and Performance Art


The most amazing day in the life of Xquisite Corpse, I asked New Yorkers from all walks of life to write me a message. From the delivery guy on East 51st street, people waiting to be seated for lunch on the Upper East side, the doormen of Radio City hall... Together, we wrote the poem of our collective subconscious and I called it Today.

Xquisite Corpse Act Two

After 200 people came and went, 12 hour painting marathon and no script, no money changed hands, no models, no artists, no audience, because anyone that stepped into the studio that day played their own script, became the artists, the models, the canvas, the audience of their own painting.

Wearable Artwork

Xquisite Corpse went to the High Line Park to test some boundaries and introduce color to the walkway of urban gray.

The Runway

The central piece in Xquisite Corps Act Two which provided momentum for action. No one remained indifferent toward the Runway and the audience kept changing it in all kinds of ways until the paint run out.


Due to intervention from the audience, Xquisite Shodo turned into a giant Kimono. An installation created in Central Park over Easter Weekend, where we paint together with the audience using long brushes, ink and a giant piece of paper.


Site specific Installation and Performance art on Governors Island in New York. It was created as a response to the nearby Mark di Suvero sculptures and took place during Figment art festival.

DAF installation and Performance

DAF Installation and Performance commissioned for Dumbo Arts festival. A splash of color in the midst of the urban gray of Dumbo, where the audience becomes part of the piece, again.

Xquisite Corpse plays Exquisite Corpse

On a rainy April Fools' day I invited some friends and strangers to play Exquisite Corpse at the back of Pepe Giallo, a favorite Italian eatery in Chelsea.

About Xquisite Corpse

Mirena began the Xquisite Corpse in 2010 as a radical take on the Exquisite Corpse game played by the Surrealists in the 1930's and originally included poetry, drawing and collage. Xquisite Corpse is where the audience is both the artist and part of the piece.


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