AnA Wojak (Australia)
AnA Wojak is a trans genderfluid artist whose work crosses the precipice of performance and visual art. With a particular interest in site-specificity, durational performance, ritual and altered perception, they create lush poetic work that resonates with a visceral depth.
Based in Northern Rivers NSW this cross-disciplinary artist studied in Gdańsk, Poland amid the turmoil of Solidarity and Martial Law and has been has been exhibiting for over 40 years. AñA’s work is featured in private and public collections and has been short-listed in numerous award exhibitions, winning the prestigious Blake Prize in 2004. They have performed at festivals in Australia, Europe and Asia, including: Interakcje14 Poland 2006, DIAF China 2006, Brisbane Festival 2011, Xplore Festivals Sydney & Berlin, undisclosed territories Java x 2, MAP Delhi 2015, Pelem Festival, Java x 2, MAP Festival Malaysia x 5 and MoNA FoMA Hobart 2018.
Collaborations have included senVoodoo (co-founder), Tony Yap Co (Australia), Pacitti Co (UK), La Pocha Nostra (US/Mexico), Felix Ruckert (Germany), Cloudbeard & Textile Audio (Australia), amongst others. In more recent times, their deep sense of aesthetic rooted in Eastern European non-verbal theatre meld with ongoing explorations informed by Butoh and South East Asian trance to evolve into a unique dance practice.