© Claudia Edwards. Grief Dances, 2020. Bureau of Aesthetics: Under Activation. Photo Tram Nghiem.
Claudia Edwards is a performance artist based in Toronto, Canada. Of Indo-Guyanese and British descent, their work explores issues of identity, memory, queerness, power, and decolonization, often through the vocabularies of embodiment, absurdism, and the queer trickster tradition. Their approach is conceptually driven, spanning relational performance, experimental dance, photography, video, text, and objects.
Curatorial works include HOTWIRE, a live art series featuring QTBIPOC artists hosted by Hub14, and serving on the Rhubarb 2020 curatorial collective. Edwards holds a BFA from Concordia University Montréal, 2016. They have created works for FADO, Rhubarb Festival, Glasgow BUZZCUT, Flux Factory and more, and have presented performances and workshops in festivals and galleries across Canada, the US, the UK, and live online.
On the Table Off the Table
Aspiring to aesthetic neutrality or demanding attention as a chosen object, the table reappears throughout the history of performance, at times taking center stage, at other times hiding in plain sight.
Joe Culpepper (USA)
Claudia Edwards (Toronto)
Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Toronto)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (MTL)
Marcin Kedzior (Toronto)
Mathieu Lacroix (MTL)
Mani Mazinani (Toronto)
Sue Murad (USA)
Jehan Roberson (USA)
Cara Spooner (Toronto)