BIO

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Self Portrait: I didn't stay - Joss Bay 2021

Andrea Spisto is a Venezuelan/Curaçaoean performance artist, film-maker and neuroqueer clown, whose work focuses on playful autobiographical exploration through physical masks (characters) that delve into the corners of the psyche. The work follows thematic interweaving, moving adjacent to narrative storytelling.
 
Straddling live art, comedy, theatre and clowning, Andrea’s work has been described as genre smashing, surreal, gentle and exuberant. Andrea is a graduate in Devising Theatre & Performance at LISPA (Art-Haus Berlin) in Lecoq, specialised in clown through mask & embodied movement.

Andrea is currently a visiting lecturer at Mountview Academy of Arts and works freelance as a performer, outside eye, movement director and dramaturg.  
Education

Ravenscourt Theatre School 06-08

Performance Art

SOAS University of London 09-12

History of Art and Archaeology

LISPA [ArtHaus Berlin] 13-15

Devising Theatre & Performance Lecoq

solo

Remote_CRTL [music tech]

A Creative Research & Development Residency with Mi.Mu gloves July 2021 - October 2021

Glover

ISLA/ISLAND [shortfilm] CASA Commisions 2020 -2021 

Film-maker

BUTCH PRINCESA [live show] Edinburgh Fringe, CASA Festival, Papaya Festival 2019 

Performer + Deviser

MISS VENEZUELA [live show] Edinburgh Fringe and Berlin Fringe 2018

Performer + Deviser

duo

TYLOR AND VINCENT [live and digital performance] The Depot Residency, DARE Festival, @Disturbance 2018-2019

Film-maker + Performer + Deviser + Legend

50 WAYS TO KILL A SLUG [live show] Womxn Srsly, Aespia Festival 2019

Performer + Deviser + Slug 

BEARS AT A PICNIC [live and pre-recorded radio] 2018-2020

Host + Producer

WAITING FOR IT [live show] Edinburgh Fringe, Berlin Fringe 2016 -2018

Performer + Deviser 

COLLAB

LUCY MCCORMICK: WORK IN PROGRESS [ R&D] The Yard Theatre 2021, Lucy Mccormick 

Deviser + Performer

 

THE TWO OF US [live show] Theatre Delicatessen 2019, MarianaandMalena,

Dramaturg

DJ LAG - DRUMMING [music video] 2018

Movement Coach

POKEMON G.O.A.T [immersive show]  The Roundhouse, John Bercavitch 2018

Deviser + Performer

SISTER [short online films] BBC THREE 2016-2017

Researcher + Producer

OUMOU SANGARE - YERE FAGA [ music video] 2016

Choreographer

SPARE THE POETS - MILK TEETH [live show] The Roundhouse 2015

Poet + Performer

production

QUEER CLOWNS [workshop] Deanna Fleysher 2019

Producer

BRAZILIAN WAX XXL [live event] 2019

Co-producer

BETTY GRUMBLE: LOVE & ANGER [live show] Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Producer

TRYGVE VS A BABY [live show] Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Co-producer

SISTER [short online films] BBC THREE 2016-2017

Researcher + Producer

OUMOU SANGARE - YERE FAGA [ music video] 2016

Choreographer

BETTY GRUMBLE: SEX CLOWN SAVES THE WORLD

SPARE THE POETS - MILK TEETH [live show] The Roundhouse 2015

Poet + Performer

TEACHING

MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS 

[MA Theatre for Community and Education]

Visiting Lecturer - Artist Survival Guide 2020 - 2021

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

[Poetry and Performance]

Visiting Lecturer - Performance Poetry 2018-2019

COOL TAN ARTS

[Poetry]

Visiting workshop leader - Poetry 2016-2017