Vanessa Brazeau

Vanessa Brazeau

Vanessa Brazeau (CA) implements social and political themes into athletic frameworks in order to critique neoliberal mentalities of the body, competition, productivity, and labour. She sees the body as a tool for education, empowerment, and stimulation of the mind, and offers this perspective to others through high-performance performances and video works that encourage participation, activation, and resistance. Brazeau holds a Master of Fine Arts in "Public Art and New Artistic Strategies" from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She has exhibited and performed in various exhibitions, festivals and unconventional situations internationally. Based in Berlin, Vanessa Brazeau is also the founder and artistic director of the bike tour/art festival Art Spin Berlin, shortlisted for DER SPIEGEL Online's Social Design Award in 2016.