performance still: Mark Sommerfeld

Zoja's Brave Interventions performance still: Mallory Wilkinson

performance still: Mallory Wilkinson

Zoja Smutny

Zoja Smutny recently completed her Master's in solo/dance/authorship at UDK in Berlin. She spends her time making dance works, performing, and teaching between Berlin, Toronto, and Montreal. Zoja's live and video work has been presented at international festivals in both Europe and Canada. Her dance video Hop Scotch, which she created with Toronto-based artist Guntar Kravis, was presented at the Cultural Olympiad during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Her dance video between time, which she also created with Kravis, screened at the Court Metrage at the 64th annual Festival des Cannes in 2011 and again in 2012 as part of a screening of fashion films curated by in New York City. Her other work has been presented in Prague, Athens, Berlin, Vienna, Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, and Mexico. Smutny most recently collaborated with Filmaker Chris Behnisch (Toronto) on a performance/video instillation for Nuit Blanche entitled Closed Curcuit. Her new solo work this I LOVE YOU thing, premiered at UFERSTUDIOS in Berlin and has since been invited to be presented in Tel-Aviv in May.