Xavier Cha’s performance-based work revolves around modes of accessibility, exchange, and hierarchies of space and perception. Collaboration is often at play in her performances: Xavier has invited actors, dancers, musicians, conductors, martial artists, and clowns, among many other non-artist performers, to not only participate in her projects, but also to become protagonists in the work. Through these events, Cha formalizes subjectivity within contemporary culture, isolating elements of production, perception and communication into bare, abstract and often illogical experience. In stripping away extraneous content, Xavier reveals phantasmic qualities of consumption, trends, and cultural engagement. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, the Kitchen, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (UK), the Sculpture Center, Asia Society Museum, and the Hammer Museum. She was the recipient of the 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.