Kia Matanky-Becker

Kia is a performance artist currently living and working in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths university of London with a BA in Fine art in 2019.  Her work uses performance, installation, and collaboration to explore the difference between Story-Telling, Story-Sharing, Story-Giving and Story-Inflicting. She works with collaborators to develop new languages for trauma, and constructs sculptural worlds in which these languages can be conversed with and examined. She is interested in the body as space. Her work often involves taking familiar structures such as houses and factories deconstructing and rebuilding them with the human sexualised body at their foundation. Her work draws on psychoanalytical concepts in order to explore the body as communication and question the boundaries between people. Along-side her artistic practice, she is the director of My Big Sisters Wardrobe, a social enterprise which operates as a performance platform for female and non-binary artists. She is interested in performance as a language for community making.

Waving, 2020
Kia Matanky-Becker