Ivy Monteiro, from São Paulo (BRA), has a BA in Multimedia and Performance in Zurich (ZHDK) and a BA in Social Communication (Anhembi Morumbi).
Ivy is a developer of practices and performative roles in Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. They are a natural shapeshifter, re-imagining and re-conceptualizing femininity, gender, social and race through (dis)identification in a post-colonial perspective. Ancestrality and Spirituality are reshaped and envisioned in queer futuristic pieces where the artist reclaims and questions their space in our apocalyptical future. Ivy also goes by the name "Tropikahl Poderosa", an alter-gender-bender drag queen-ish ego, producing and headlining inclusive events and parties for trans/non binaries & queers of color. Ivy is since 2017 also active in the International Vogue and Ballroom scene, where they produce events, teach workshops and develop movements and social practices around this culture. Ivy has performed in Venice Bienalle, MIS-SP (Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo), Tanzhaus Zurich, Queer Biennial Los Angeles, CounterPulse San Francisco, between other renowned venues.
Ivy Monteiro was invited to Acts of Transmission as a participant of Live Art Workshop at Partout by João Simões and is supported by Pro Helvetia COINCIDENCIA.
Photo Credits: Bjorn Engeloch