Amanda Piña Vienna / Santiago de Chili / Mexico City
Amanda Piña is a Chilean-Mexican-Austrian based artist living between Vienna and Mexico City. She learned painting before studying Physical Theater in Santiago de Chile, Theater Anthropology in Barcelona and Contemporary Dance and Choreography in Mexico, Barcelona, Salzburg (SEAD) and Montpellier (Ex.e.r.ce Choreographic Centre Montpellier). Her work embodies the political and social power of movement, grounded in indigenous forms of knowledge and world making/maintaining practices. Piña is a plurifaceted artist working through choreographic and dance research, creating and curating educational frameworks, writing and editing publications around what she refers as endangered human movement practices. Her work was shown in various theatres, galleries and museums throughout the world. Since 2008 she leads the gallery space specialized in expanded choreography and performance nadaLokal in Vienna. Amanda Piña is a research fellow at DAS THIRD, from the department of Theatre, Dance and Performance at Amsterdam University of the Arts.