Cecilia Bengolea’s practice is focused on anthropological and urban dance forms and their relation to nature, the elements and figuration. She perceives dance and performance as animated sculpture and welcomes the fact that these forms allow her to become both object and subject at the same time.
She studied Philosophy and Art History at Buenos Aires University and followed the choreographic master Ex.e.r.c.e. by Mathilde Monnier in Montpellier.
Bengolea’s video installations and performances have been exhibited at the Gwangju Biennial (2014), Biennale de Lyon (2015), The Tanks and Tade Modern (2015), Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires (2015 and 2017) Fig-2 25/50 at ICA, London (2015), Dia Art Foundation (May 2017), Tokyo Spiral Hall, Biennale de Sao Paulo (2016), The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery London (2016), Elevation 1049, Gstaad (2017), Palais de Tokyo (2015 and 2018), Art Night, ICA London (2015), Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Dhaka Art Summit (2018), TBA21, Venice (2018), Art Basel Miami Beach (2018), E.A.T (2019), Centre Pompidou (2010 and 2016), Engadin Art Talks 2019, Desertx 2019.
Bengolea has collaborated with François Chaignaud since 2005.
Their collaborative work Pâquerette (2005-2008), Sylphides (2009) won the Award de la Critique de Paris and the Young Artist Prize at the Gwangju Biennial in 2014. They have co-created dance pieces for their company as well as for the Ballet de Lyon (2013), the Ballet de Lorraine (2014) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal (2015).
Cecilia Bengolea is an associated artist with Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy in France.
Born in 1986 in Austria, Florentina Holzinger studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) at Amsterdam University of the Arts. Her solo graduation work Silk was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe at the lmPulsTanz Festival 2012.
Her collaboration with Vincent Riebeek resulted in the pieces Kein Applaus für Scheisse, Spirit, Wellness and Schönheitsabend. Holzinger’s solo work Agon and Recovery present her recovery from a traumatic stage accident and explore different modes of female representation and physicality. As a continuation, she developed training programs for dancers, proposing training for a fight as training for life as an artist.
She is currently artist in residence at the International Choreographic Arts Center ICK Amsterdam where she is also producing her first all-female contemporary ballet Apollon.