Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Andrea Peña is a multidisciplinary artist whose creative practice traverses the fields of art installation, choreography and design. Her works focus on the creation of alternative, critical, performative and spatial universes that question the individual's place within society. She is praised for her choreographic works, rich in vulnerability, complexity and somatic physicality, which, thanks to her research, extend beyond simple movement. Founded in 2014, Andrea Peña & Artists have been recognized with numerous awards and commissions for their visceral and highly rigorous creations, including the Banff Arts Center's Clifford E. Lee Canadian Choreography Award in 2018 and the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival 2018 award for Best Choreography. Andrea Peña & Artists have toured extensively internationally, in Asia, South America, Europe and Canada, with the productions 6.58 : Manifesto (2020), UNTITLED I (2018), ZERO UNO UNO ZERO (2017), KAIROS (2015), and VIUN (2014). Peña's works have been commissioned and presented at the Attakkalari India Biennale, the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, the Prisma Contemporary Dance Festival in Panama City, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Pro Arté Centre and Springboard Danse Montréal. Andrea Peña is currently a Master's student at Concordia University and is the recipient of the Dora and Avi Morrow Award for excellence in visual arts.
andrea peña & artists
Andrea Peña & Artists is known for its alternative, critical, and spatial creations that challenge our conception of sensitive humanity. Interested in the depth of individuality, a theme that particularly resonates with the Latin American artist with a bicultural identity, Peña’s approach nourished by conceptual research, is characterized by a complex choreographic language and a vulnerable somatic physicality that extends beyond movement. With a background in industrial design, her works borrow from visual and spatial practices and questions the body in its relationship with time and space.