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Nadja Mattioli

Nadja (she/they) is a performance artist who puts emphasis on artistic research and slow artistic development through
different artistic forms such as physical movement, text, photography and voice.

She prioritises working in collaborative
and explorative processes and encourages working within ecocentric and

cross-species environments.

They continuously engage with questions at the thresholds of Self and Other

as well as expressions of gender identity

and sexuality within our post-colonial capitalist structures.

Nadja studied Creative Writing in London, Theatre Arts in Athens and did their Master’s in Performing Arts at The Danish
National School of Performing Arts. Their BA thesis, The Art of Weeping - Performing πόνος, investigated rural Greek
traditions of funerary lamentation and the expression of grief and pain within a collective setting. For her MFA research,
Nadja focused on co-developing a sensorial movement practice in complete darkness, called Matter in Motion, as well as

choreographing and performing in complete darkness, which resulted in an immersive performance called SCINTILLAE.

In 2017, Nadja co-founded the political performance group S.I.N. in Athens, with which they created public interventions
and performances. Since 2019, she is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Beyond Darkness alongside choreographer

Nanna Hanfgarn Jensen. Together, they create highly sensorial realms through immersive choreographic performances

and ecocentric installations in which they explore new human and beyond human perspectives and relationships.

contact: mattioli.nadja [@] gmail.com // LinkedIn // @psynama

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