Claudia Edwards

© Claudia Edwards. Grief Dances, 2020. Photo Tram Nghiem

© 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.







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed