Gizem Aksu (1987) is independent choreographer,dancer and academic based in Istanbul. She graduated from Department of Political Science&International Relations, Bosphorus University and Department of Contemporary Dance,Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with honor degrees. She continues both Proficiency in Art Programme and works as an academic there. She gives workshops “How the Landscape My Body is?”, “Daily Rituals for Rebellion”, “Organic Wisdom” and bodily awareness workshops for LGBTQI+ people.In addition to her artistic work, she is an art critic and her writings and articles are being published in http://mimesis-dergi.org/.
Her works approaches the body as a site of interrelations between art, politics and philosophy. As as a dancer and choreographer, she has participated into several festivals, residency programs, biennial and quadriennial in Belgium, Crotia, Canada, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal, United Arab Emirates and Turkey. She has worked with renowned choreographers; Aakash Odedra (UK), Ann Van den Broek (Ward/ward) (BE), Aydın Teker (TR), Marc Vanruxt (BE), Sharon Hayes(US), Tijen Lawton (BE), Tuğçe Tuna (TR). Recently, wile she is working on her new project Political Imaginaries, she is performing her last solo work YU in Belgium and Turkey, she is touring #Jesuis in the world with Aakash Odedra Company (UK) and performing Hallo!by Aydın Teker in Europe.
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