BIO | DEMARCHE ARTISTIQUE

Photo credit | Ariane Boulet

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DEMARCHE ARTISTIQUE (FR) | à venir

BIO (EN) | Andréa de Keijzer is a performance, photography and video artist from born in Mexico City, raised in Costa Rica and Toronto and currently living in Montréal. Her most recent projects involve Facing away from that which is coming (2017), This ritual is not an accident (2015-2016), This, myself, one after another (2015), Ozone Tear, Nuclear Thyroid (2013-2015), Our Last Picture (2013-2014), Le cerf, ou moi qui cède à l’espace (2013), Wolves & Selves (2012), The Self Love Ball (2011/2012) and From concentrate (2012). She has been collaborating with Erin Robinsong since 2010.

Her work has been presented in Toronto at Dance made in Canada, HATCH 2013, Art Spin, Dancemakers, and Nuit Blanche, in Montréal at Tangente, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Quartiers Danses and as part of The 3rd Floor Projects / Usine C, in Colombia at Festival Grado Cero and in Italy at DanzaFlux, amongst others.

In 2012, Andréa co-founded with Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville and Gabriel Vignola Je suis Julio, a multidisciplinary production company supporting their creative and pedagogical work. She is a doula and birth photographer. She has also been studying and making pottery since 2015.

ARTIST STATEMENT (EN) | My work is an attempt to respond to the question of ‘what is needed?’ in the human and non-human ecosystems that surround me. What I see is needed at the moment is a recognition of our interdependence, a reminder of our impermanence and a need to soften our edges as an attempt to temporarily put our points of view of down. In my works I hope to offer live encounters with these elements and curate environments that provide a means for both audience, performers and myself to resensitize, to come back to our skins. I am influenced and nourished by my studies in contemporary dance, kinesiology, the Axis Syllabus, video and photography work, gardening and Buddhist philosophy and practice. During my creative processes I listen for the form each idea desires, rather than decide ahead of time what medium to use. My previous projects have ranged from films, to black box performances, to community rituals, to participatory dance parties, to workshops, to, most recently, a business that sells things that are not things.

www.andreadekeijzer.com