AñA Wojak (Australia)
AñA Wojak is a genderfluid artist whose work crosses the precipice of performative and visual art forms with a particular interest in site-specificity, durational performance, ritual and altered states. They live & work on Widjabul Wia- bul Bundjalung Country, Northern Rivers NSW, Australia. This cross-disciplinary artist studied in Gdańsk, Poland amid the turmoil of Solidarity and Martial Law and has been has been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years, with work short listed in numerous award exhibitions, and featured in private and public collections including Artbank and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. In 2007 they were awarded the prestigious Blake Prize.
Their performance and video have been shown throughout Australia and internationally, including collaborations with senVoodoo (co-founder), Tony Yap Co (Australia), Pacitti Co (UK), La Pocha Nostra (US/Mexico), Felix Ruckert (Germany), Textile Audio and cloudbeard (Australia).
(20 mins) – performance
on Bundjalung country storm birds are calling as the rains come…
and flow into rivers that nourish
ill placed towns.
There is a liminal space of body and water… to go
with the flow
or be swept away…
Fri 19Nov – 2.00 pm
AñA has performed at festivals in Australia, Europe and Asia, such as: Interakcje14 Poland 2006, DIAF China 2006, Alice Desert Festival 2007, Brisbane Festival 2011, Navinki Belorus 2012, undisclosed territories Java 2007 & 2013, MAP Delhi 2015, MAP Festival Melaka Malaysia x 8, Pelem Arts Festival, Java 2016,18, Buffalo Field Bangkok 2018, MoNA FoMA Hobart 2018, The (un)usual Festival & Dark Science Lismore 2019 & Live Dreams Performance Space, Sydney 2021.
With ongoing explorations informed by Butoh and South East Asian trance their work has evolved into a more dance based practice in recent years, creating visually poetic work that resonates with a visceral depth.