Evelyn Donnelly is a New York and Seattle based artist whose work examines performance and social exchanges in institutions, casual contexts, and unauthorized spaces. Her work investigates play in relation to formal, social, and technological structures. Donnelly constructs wearable works, sets, and soundscapes that contribute to collaborative performances. Her lectures are instances of repetition and spontaneous word plays. Donnelly received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Donnelly has acted as an agent of The Bureau for the Future of Choreography since its inception in 2011. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a 2014 residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space, and a 2014 Dinning & Main Fellowship, Confuse the Cat, Banff Center for the Arts.