News / Upcoming:

September 7th- October 20th: "Flight of Fancy" Solo Exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery 

Friday September 14th 7 pm Mutual Irradiation: Gaelynn Lea and Kingsley Ibeneche at the Graham Auditorium at Moore College

Wednesday September 19th 7 pm Mutual Irradiation: Marcia Custer, Machine Listener, saggy, Marion Horowitz, Practice Gallery artists in a Graveyard TBD

Sunday September 22nd 1 pm Mutual Irradiation: J. soliday and Luer Vox Populi Gallery
Saturday October 6th 1 pm Mutual Irradiation:  Kimya Imani Jackson at Vox Populi Gallery
Sunday October 7th Mutual Irradiation: Zizia + Bhob Rainey Vox Populi Gallery

September 7th- October 20th: "Flight of Fancy" Solo Exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery 

"New Members" Installation 2017


Musical Instruments and Performance




Solo Improvisation in Cleveland, OH 11.5.2016
filmed by: Ryan Manning

Minna Kartunnen - Movement - Finland
Elise Knudson- Movement - New York
Jim Strong- Invented Instruments - Pennsylvania 

The Death and Painful Dismemberment of Paul W. Auster live sound / Sound design by jim strong.

Jim Strong‘s work explores a broad range of activity with a focus on experimental instrument building, painting, improvised performance, cross-disciplinary collaborations all of which have contributed to his multifaceted approach to both Art and Curation. His Instruments are built intuitively utilizing Crank Mechanisms, Strings, Broken Electronics and pressurized air. His most recent work explores movement and improvisation through wearable instrumentation. He Plays solo and in variable group improvisations and works collaboratively in Dance, Video and Theater. His Video work has been shown internationally notably in RAUMERWEITERUNGSHALLE in Berlin, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Icebox Project space in Philadelphia. He Curates multimedia events under shifting monikers (GENTLE SHEERS, membrane channel etc.) having presented Audrey Chen, Jill Flanagan / Forced into Femininity, Metropolarity, Elaine Kahn, Panoply Performance Lab, BOBO and Pod Blotz to name a few.  In addition, Strong is a founding member of the Impermanent society of Philadelphia and the Pfff! festival promoting the art form of free Improvisation in Movement and Dance and a member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia.

Across modes and media; Strong’s work finds its home in incongruence; between the comedic and the grotesque; the domestic and the extraterrestrial.

“Rubber burns on a pyre of wet oak. Breath bleeds into the more discreet sounds of the body. Jim Strong has made a name for himself privileging the collaborative and intuitive serendipity of performance.” – Vitrine



Impermanent Society of Philadelphia
Vox Populi
Crisis of Taste


BFA- University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA 2008

Solo Exhibition *Forthcoming @ Vox Populi Gallery  Group Exhibition 
Making It University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA 2017
Workshop Exhibition and Residency RhizomeDC Washington DC 2017
New Members Show Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2017
Life, Death and The Absurd Third Street Gallery Philadelphia PA 2016 
Paths that Cross The Cameron Street Gallery Winchester, VA 2016
HyperIntersection Pageant Gallery Philadelphia 2015
Mechanism of the writer ArtCON2015/ Little Berlin Philadelphia 2015
Open House vacant house Philadelphia PA  2014
Food for thought 440 Gallery Brooklyn NYC  2014


Razan AlSalah   Your father was born a 100 years old, and so was the Nakba
أبوكي خلق عمره ١٠٠ سنة، زي النكب
Video Installation Vox Populi, Philadelphia 2018

DiscorDance: an exploration of Discordance in Improvised sound and movement 
Performance Festival
Temple University, Mascher Space and Vox Populi 
Philadelphia, PA 2018

Salamander Mask Exhibition Pilot Projects Philadelphia 2018

Human Festival 01   Performance Festival / Video Installation  
Icebox Project Space Philadelphia PA 2017

TNMOT AZTRO: "The Projector Series 1.5" Theater/Installation/Dance
Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2017
Public Access Labyrinth Drew Zimmerman: The Treasure of Oak Island 
video installation

Vox Populi Philadelphia PA and RhizomeDC Washington DC 2017

Body, Technology, Utopia: Everyday Labyrinths 
video installation 

group show  Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2017
1+1+1+1+1+1 Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2017 
video installation 

Pfff 2016 Philadelphia Free Form Festival
October 17th -23th 2016  Icebox Crane Arts Building  

Buttery Coldness Film Screening, Lecture/ Performance  
Film by Lily Benson Performance by Julia Pelta Feldman Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2017

NowHere Festival of Free Improvisation in Sound & Movement 

Performance/Festival  Mascher Dance Cooperative Philadelphia PA 2015

Gentle Sheers -- 2014-2017
Performance Series with Constantly Shifting Monikers focus on Cross Disciplinary Sound, Theater, Dance, Poetry and Screenings.  To name a few, has hosted: Metropolarity, BOBO, Audrey Chen, Panoply Performance Lab, Aye Nako, Pod Blotz...

 Select Screenings: 

"Misrecollections Ghost" with C.J. Alvarez @  
RAUMERWEITERUNGSHALLE,  Berlin-Friedrichshai 2015
"Misrecollections Ghost" with C.J. Alvarez Sewanee Union Theater in Sewanee, TN 2015
"Camera swinging from a Rope" w/ digby 30 seconds, 2013 20/92 Video Screening @ Icebox Project Space 
"Everything all at Once" w/ lily benson 4 min, 2011  Pink Pony, New York 
"Getting Dressed" excerpt from The Film Balad of Mama Dada 2:08 min, 2013
Roulette Theatre in Brooklyn, NYC,  August 8th  

The whitney museum ISP exhibition June 15 2013  
CPH:DOX (Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival)
World Premiere
November 14, 2013
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
Dutch Premiere
January 28, 2014
Lisbon International Independent Film Festival (IndieLisboa)
Portuguese Premiere
May 2014
New Horizon International Film Festival
International Competition: Films on Art
Polish Premiere
July-August, 2014

Select Theater/ Performances:

"Mechanism of the Writer" Little Berlin Philadelphia 2015
"Banquet of Limitless Opportunity" Humble Treasures Productions/ Little Berlin 2015
"Painter and Pataphysician: Thomas Chimes" Mari Shaw and Humble Treasure Productions, Slought Foundation 2015
"The Death and Painful Dismemberment of Paul W. Auster" Humble Treasure Productions, Little Berlin Philadelphia PA 2014  


Serendipitous Organization, Jim Strong reflects on Human Festival 01 and anti-curatorial curation  By Catherine RushDecember 1, 2017, Artblog
Interview by Cacophony Magazine 2016

"Thomas Chimes and Mari shaw - a philadelphia story"  Art Blog Art Blog  Andrea Kirsch 2015

Artist Member, Vox Populi Philadelphia PA 2016-Present
Co-Chair BlackBox and Fourth Wall (Performance Space and Video Installation) Vox Populi 2017-Present
Curator Member, Impermanent Society of Philadelphia 2015-Present

Ernest W. Greenfield Annual, 2008
Michael Leone Award, 2007 

List of Past Shows