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Nana Biluš Abaffy is a Zagreb born, Melbourne based artist with a background in philosophy and a foreground in experimental performance and dance. She is interested in the pursuit of knowledge through embodiment and wants to know what her body is looking for. Nana believes that there is irreducible variation in the human experience and works towards establishing a space for that difference in search of landscapes where alterities can be envisioned. She is the founding member of a secretive collective that performs in explicitly illicit spaces and enjoys engaging in ChoreoGraphic acts of extreme tree hugging and site specific protest dancing.
In 2019, Nana made work for the Live Works Award at Drodesera Festival/ Centrale Fies Art Work Space in Italy, the biennial Dance Massive Festival at Dancehouse Melbourne, was an Arts House CultureLAB artist in residence, and is making work for the Agenzia del Contemporaneo gallery in Milan. Last year, she was a finalist in the Keir Choreographic Award, made work for Santarcangelo Festival in Italy, Melbourne Festival of Live Art, Runway Experimental Art Magazine, and was invited by Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts to undertake the res+ref artist residency.
Parvin Saljoughi is an independent artist from Tehran, active in the field of performing arts, dance and choreography. She studied visual arts and graphics in Tehran.