Hiuni will perform a short excerpt from his most recent full-length piece titled "Murmurs and Incantations," and will explore the discursive nature of identity in a lecture following his performance. He portrays his great-grandfather, who was a rabbi in Nazi-occupied Poland and died in 1941. His knowledge of his ancestor comes from family members’ tales.
Hiuni creates public art, mostly in the form of performance. Educated in Israel, England and Canada, He holds summa cum laude M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He has presented solo performances at such venerable New York venues as P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space and Artists Space. His work has also been presented at the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Lancaster Museum of Art, and is part of the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center and Franklin Furnace Archives. He has has taught at such institutions as The Museum of Modem Art, the 92nd Street Y, and the National Theater School of Canada. He is currently assistant professor of art education at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Admission is free.