Born: 1983 in Ibiza/Spain
2009 Acting training with Polina Klimovitskaya, „Michael Howard Studio“ New York/ New York.
2009 Training in „Lucid body techniques“ with Fae Simpson, „Michael Howard Studio“ New York/New York.
2005-2008 Formation in acting at Schauspielschule Berlin des Europäischen Theaterinstituts e.V. (E.T.I) , Berlin. Graduation: 10.10.2008
Admission in Z.A.V. artist agency.
2006 Grotowsky-method training with Richard Nieczym, Berlin.
October 2022: "D(E)UDAS", performance and installation around the topic of debt and doubt as part of the exhibition "An Atlas of Commoning" curated by IFA and Arch+ in collaboration with Goethe Institut, Museum of architecture and design (MARQ), Espacio Disponible, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
June 2022: Performer in "Mehringplatzen" by Guerilla Architects, as part of the Festival "Berlin Bleibt! #4", Hebel am Ufer, Berlin.
April 2022 – July 2022: Performer in "Contraption" ongoing Performance by Pope L. within his solo exhibition "Between a Figure and a Letter" Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin.
June 2021, August 2022: "Solidarity is the Tenderness of the Species/ Cohabitation its Lived Exploration", video installation within the "Cohabitation" exhibition Silent Green, Berlin, and "Zoopolis", Kunstraum Innsbruck. Curated by Arch+, Text: Fahim Amir, Performance: Alicia Agustín.
June 2020 - March 2021: Trilogy “1Km2 Berlin - Die Tragödie der offenen Stadt” text, direction and performance by Alicia Agustín in collaboration with Guerilla Architects, radialsystem Berlin.
Act I: “We are sorry!” August 2020
Act II: “A Place To Be.” September 2020
Act III: “The More You Know” March 2021
Oktober 2019: "Ein Versuch im Schlamm zu schwimmen" Performance within "30 Jahre Friedliche Revolution: Wie wird Berlin 2039, 50 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall aussehen?" East Side Gallery, curated by Arch+ and Kulturprojekte Berlin for "30 Jahre Mauerfall"
September 2019 Performer in "Die Sprache der Spekulation", video Installation by Guerilla Architects, shown in the group show: „1989-2019 Politik des Raums im Neuen Berlin“ at the n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, curated by ARCH+
Since 2014 part of the artistic direction of the performance collective TALKING STRAIGHT.
Projects with TALKING STRAIGHT (selection):
May 2017 - July 2018 artists in residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre with the large-scale-project:“Talking Straight Center”, Berlin.
Part 1: “Release” in July 2017
Part 2: “Parteitag” (Party Convention) in October 2017
Part 3: “Science Center” from January - July 2018
November 2016 Participation in the conference “Commit Yourself”, Freie Universität Berlin.
October 2016 “Supergrundrecht” (Major constitutional right), “Security Briefing” Performative simulations of a security agency within the festival “Uniting Backrounds- Theatre About Democracy.” Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin.
August 2016 “What a wonderful Void” Interactive, performative engagement with the current politics in Europe. Sziget Festival, Budapest/Hungary.
July 2016 “SEX” Simulation of a Pick-Up-Seminar within “BODY TALK / A Festival of Bodies and Markets, Gender and Visibility in the 21st Century – In cooperation with Missy Magazine.” Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich.
February / May / June 2016 “Entertainment” Performance on the pursuit of self improvement. Coproduced by Studio Я, Maxim Gorki Berlin and Neumarkt Theatre, Zürich.
November 2015 / March 2016 “Europe Garden of Delights” Performance about the German welcoming culture and Frontex shown at "2. Berliner Herbstsalon”, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin and “Dada Festival Zürich”, Neumarkt Theatre, Zürich.
January 2016 “Rescue Remedy” Artistic contribution to the jubilee conference “60 Years Dramaturgical Company, what to do, political action now!”, Kammerspiele of the Deutsches Theatre, Berlin.
October 2015 / October 2016 “Talking Straight will set us free” Performance about the German reunification. Studio Я, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin.
Mai 2015 “Talking Straight Festival”, 8 hour simulation of a theatre festival, Stückemarkt / Theatertreffen 2015, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin.
October 2014, March 2015 “Aussöhnen mit Deutschland II”(Reconciliation with Germany II) A nationalist-religious ghost train. Studio Я, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin.
Other collaborations (selection).
March/ June 2013 In collatoration with the Russian collective „CHTO DELAT?“:
- “Artifishial ( The sublime is now?) “, within the “International Summer Festival, Kampnagel”, Hamburg.
-“Where has communism gone?” Within the festival „Former West“, HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Berlin.
June 2012 „The world is not fair“, Installation / Performance by the artists Tracey Rose within „Weltausstellung 2012“ (World fair 2012) , Production by: HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) / Raumlabor Berlin.
February 2019 “Alice in wonderland” Writing and direction of a stage version based on Lewis Carrol’s book with students from the Rudolf-Steiner-School-Nienstedten, Hamburg
December 2012 Artistic direction of the project „Let’s meet in 2013/Im too young for the apocalypse”“ with students from the Johan-August-Zeuge-School for the blind. Staged at Literaturhaus Berlin.
October 2011 „24hours to Italy“, Spoken Word Performance for the festival „The club of home“, Delphi Cinema, Weissensee, Berlin.
October 2010 „A. Midsummernights dream“ William Shakespeare. Directed for „Versionale”-Festival, Societaetstheatre, Dresden.
April 2010 „How the End was“ writing and direction, .Hbc, Berlin.
Mai 2022 Gastvortrag im Seminar von Romy Kießling "Land, Ressourcen und Immobilien: Kritische Eigentumsdiskurse in Architektur und Kunst", Fachgebiet Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, UdK, Berlin
December 2016 Workshop “TALKING STRAIGHT PRESENTS”, Department Performing Arts and Film, University of the Arts (HDK) Bern, Switzerland.
November 2016 Block seminar “TALKING STRAIGHT” in the field of theatre at the Institute for media, theatre and popular culture of the University of Hildesheim.
May 2016 “NORMCORE” Workshop by Talking Straight for scholarship holders at the “International Forum” within the Theatertreffen, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin.
November 2012 Leader of two creative writing workshops for the „Herbstliteratur“ projects by Kulturpate e.V. Readings in Berliner Ensemble and Literaturhaus Berlin.
GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS
2022 Arbeits- und Recherchestipendium (work and research scholarship) from Fonds Darstellende Künste. (Fonds for performing arts).
2021 Arbeits- und Recherchestipendium (work and research scholarship) from Fonds Darstellende Künste. (Fonds for performing arts).
2018 Arbeits- und Recherchestipendium (work and research scholarship) from the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.
2017/2018 City Tax Grant of the Berliner Senate Administration for Culture for the project “Talking Sraight Center” together with the Maxim Gorki Theater.
2015 Arbeits- und Recherchestipendium (work and research scholarship) from the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe for the collective Talking Straight.
May 2016 Part of the concept and curation team of the exhibition “Fatherfigures are hard to find.” nGbK Berlin.
September 2016 Talk at the symposium “Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht” (I came up with my own heritage) curated by Diedrich Diedrichsen for “Curated by Vienna”, Vienna/Austria