Xiomara Virdó

 

Xiomara  is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She is currently studying at the Large Glass Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and was originally trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance. In the professional field, she has gained experience working as a performer, dancer, singer, and organiser, among other things. She uses performance, sculpture, video, installations, and sound to interrogate what is seen as a ‘body’ and what isn’t, how bodies are experienced, and how different embodied experiences inform our perception of reality. 

Xiomara was our artist in residence between April and May 2022. For her end of residency presentation Xiomara presented her research and work in progress on the tension between the queer desire to be someone, to be with someone, or to destroy them/be destroyed by them. Examining this trope through pop culture, movement, and queer theory, she shared some of her explorations during her residency at 11:11 at Glass House London. 

 

Click HERE to download the PDF handout of the presentation including references.

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Special thanks to Glass House London for hosting Xiomara's event.

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