Gabriella Zeno is an Italian author, director and performer whose activity is focused on Performing Arts and Theater Research.
 
After graduation from Federico II University of Naples, where she had majored in Italian Literature, she graduated in Corporeal Mime from I.C.R.A Project (Italy). Later, she focused her research on Physical Theatre training with Ana Woolf, Natalie Mentha, Christina Castrillo and the whole Odin Teatret company.
In addition, she expanded her knowledge of movement by studying Butoh Dance with the Italian dancers, Silvia Rampelli and Marie-Therese Sitzia and with the Japanese masters, Akira Kasai and Masaki Iwana.
 
Her artistic activity goes beyond the traditional definitions of gender, and it is positioned at the intersection of social, political and visual art. Her works are featured in contemporary theater festivals, art galleries and unconventional spaces. 

 

Among the events she took part in: the 13Festivalen 2020 - festival of Performance Art- at the Konstepidemin Gallery in Goteborg, Sweden, the 7° Symposium IDOCDE (2019), at the ImPuls Tanz- Vienna International Dance Festival, Austria,  the International Festival of Making Theater 2018, in Athens, Greece, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 in Scotland, the Odin Week Festival in Holstebro, Denmark 2015, the Magfest - the International Festival of Women in the Contemporary Theatre - in Turin, Italy, (2010 and 2011).

 

As an artist in residence she participated in the Ponderosa Dance Residency 2017, in Stolzenhagen, Germany,  in the Residency Program 2018, at the Centre for Creative Activities - Baltic Gallery of Contemporary art - in Ustka, Poland, and in the Residency Program 2019, at the Acur, in Tarrega, Catalunya, Spain.

As an author, she writes plays and since 2013 she has collaborated as a critic with the theatre magazine, Krapp's Last Post.