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Italian / Finnish dancer and maker, Irina Baldini trained at Florence Dance Center and earned a 1st class Hons. degree from Laban Centre for movement and dance, London UK in 2010. She gained an MA in Performance Practices, from ArtEZ university of the Arts, Arnhem NL in 2021 and worked over the years with different choreographers (Yvonne Rainer, Xavier Leroy, Mårten Spangberg, Simone Forti, Mike Kelley, Pablo Bronstein, Susan Sentler) at venues such as the Hayward Gallery, The White Cube, Institute of Contemporary Art, Raven Row Gallery, Tate Britain, and independently at Queens Museum, La Biennale di Venezia; Theater aan het Spui, OGR, Florence Dance Festival, Dansmakers). She is author of the book Low Content, 2018, a collection of reflections around the notion of change through the lens of performance, Kelder, 2020, a photo-book rooted in the idea of in-betweenness and metamorphing and Between a Kick and a Cuddle, 2021, a thesis on her fluid methodology based on doubt and confusion.

• In 2013, Irina established the 4bid gallery in Amsterdam with three other artists, a place of experimentation and site for the development of temporary cultures across countries. She also initiated artistic exchanges such as Highs & Lows which is still ongoing. Recipient of the Lisa Ullman Traveling Scholarship Fund in 2012 she also traveled to NY with working partner Masako Matsushita to be Artist in Residency at Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn.

• Invited to Amsterdam in 2013 by vereniging EHBK, she worked between the Netherlands and other countries establishing her network. In 2015 she launched B.base a project involving numerous artists and intellectuals dealing with the subject of the body across different mediums.

• Her encounter with the OT301 has been decisive for her practice: she runs informal performance events there, which invite the public and fellow artists to encounter research and provide a platform for feedback. Parallel to this, her research, productions, touring and teaching, Irina Baldini maintains a regular practice of artistic exchange with other artists from different fields of practice.

• Irina teaches and works in cyanotype, traditional and experimental printmaking and bookbinding, strong of her conservation and restoration studies completed in her home-town, Florence. She curates exhibitions and visual/performative events in a and out of 4bid Gallery in Amsterdam.


Choreography / Performance:

*Between a Kick and a Cuddle, premiered at 404-festival not found 2021, Concept, choreography, sound design.

*Without Quite Knowing, premiered at Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2020. Concept, choreography, text, sound design.

*In the event of, premiered at Florence Dance Festival XXX edition, Chiostro Grande di Santa Maria Novella, Florence IT 2019. Concept, choreography, text.

*Quite Now, commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia, festival danza 2018, Teatro Tese dei Soppalchi, Venice IT. Concept, choreography.

*7 Ways to begin without knowing where to start, premiered at Venice Biennale Dance – College Choreographers, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice IT 2017, concept, choreography and sound.

*Prop Replica, part of the series Outdancing Gallery by Irina Osterberg, Galerie Gabriel Rolt Amsterdam NL 2016, performance + sound and video installation.

*Stations Revisited, part of the series Outdancing Gallery by Irina Osterberg, premiered at Queens Museum New York NY 2016, performance + sound and video installation.

*Schikking, part of the series Outdancing Gallery by Irina Osterberg, with Dierck Roosen at Steen Fabriek Gilze NL 2015, performance + sound and video installation.

*Zintuigen streeling, with Dierck Roosen, Premiered Amsterdam Free Fringe Festival NL 2015 experiential performative installation

*Palindrome, Premiered Amsterdam Free Fringe Festival NL 2015 performance + sound and video installation.

*What it is, is not ‘it’, Premiered Spinnerei Leipzig DE 2015 performative installation

*n.5 of 18 versions of thoughtlessness, Premiered Chisenhale Dance Space London UK 2014 movement performance + live noise sound

*no-ting, Premiered ECCO Museum of Contemporary Art Cadiz, ES 2013 movement, texts and poems, film

*Content not-yet, Premiered Hangartfest, Pesaro IT 2013, movement installation with live sound

*All the things this is not, Premiered AWA gallery Amsterdam NL 2013, film, movement, text


Collaborative work:

*4bid gallery, 2013-ongoing, management programming and curating the independent art space in OT301 Amsterdam;
*Collaborative duo Soi3 : Activity #3, 2013-2014, choreography on the score by Fischli and Weiss, Amsterdam (NL)
 Moving Actions, Unveiling Images, 2013, site-responsive performance. Jämsä Corpodipesaro, 2012, film, movement. Pesaro (IT); Time Menu :45/:15, 2012, performance and installation. NYC (US); Creases, 2012, movement. NYC (US); Suppietij, 2012, film. NYC (US);
*Susan Sentler, choreographer, director, film maker: – ’See, Sea’, 2013, film and live performance. Laban, London (UK) -’Exposed’, 2012, film. London (UK) -’Poised’, 2011, film. London (UK);
*Giorgia Sciannameo, photographer, video artist: -Signing in-to-a place, video installation, Royal Festival Hall, London;
 *Sayaka Motani-Juxtappose, 2013 performance, OT301, Amsterdam;
*Giacomo Cardoni and Markus Mattsson -DeePending, 2014 performance and video installation, Raja Taide Tila, Tampere;
*Dierck Roosen – Personal, 2015 film. Amsterdam (NL) – ’Make Senses’ 2015 Participatory Performative Installation, Vondelpark Amsterdam (NL)

Museum and Gallery based work:

*Carousel, Dancer, OGR Turin, IT, Pablo Bronstein 2019.
*Historical Dances in Antique settings, Dancer, Tate Britain UK, Pablo Bronstein 2016.
*Prop replica, curator and performer, Galerie Gabriel Rolt NL/with Jose Ramon Amondarian solo show. 2016.
*Sfilare, Dancer, Museo del Tessuto Prato IT by Susan Sentler. 2010.
*MOVE Choreographing you, Performer, Haus der Kunst Munich DE,
*Production by Xavier LeRoy and Marten Spangberg;
*Hanging and Huddle by Simon Forti;
*Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity And Manipulatory Responses by Mike Kelley. 2011.
*Sketches for Regency Living, Dancer, ICA London UK, by Pablo Bronstein. 2011.
*Art of Change, new directions from China, Performance Team Leader and Performer, Hayward Gallery London UK by Yingmei Duan. 2012.
*Interactions of the abstract body, Performer, White Cube Mason’s Yard London UK, by Josiah McElheny. 2012- 2013.
*Content not-yet, Performer, C&H art space Amsterdam NL by Irina Baldini. 2013.
*Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works, Raven Row Gallery London UK, Dancer, Chair Pillow, Diagonal, Trio-A by Yvonne Rainer. 2014.
*All the Best: famous after death, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam NL by 4bid group. 2014.
*Navigating in Blue, Dancer and costume designer, NOW Gallery London UK by Susan Sentler. 2015.
Awards and Funding:
*LUTSF to travel to NYC to develop the project Specificity of Circumstances with Masako Matsushita. 2012.

*Pilotenkueche, Leipzig (DE)
2014-Flock, Bökenas (SE)
*Associacion Cultural Linea de Costa c/o ECCOcadiz, Cadiz (ES)
*Go-Go 301, AWA Gallery c/o OT301, Amsterdam (NL)
*Mitologie Urbane, Centro Fondazione Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro (IT)
*Residency Ulimited Brooklyn, NY (US)
*Collective Movement, Southbank Centre, London (UK) 2010-Encounter, Hayward Gallery, London (UK)
 *Low Content, 2018
*Emergency Index 02, 2013
*Swedish Dance History, 2014
*no- ting, 2013

Panelist Position:

*Highs & Lows Amsterdam NL, 2013-ongoing
*Essere Creativo Pesaro IT, 2015
Curating:*Outdancing Gallery, 2016-ongoing
*B.base, 2016- ongoing*Highs & Lows Amsterdam NL, 2013-ongoing

Development and Organization:
*4bid gallery, Curating, programming, communication. 4bid Gallery OT301 Amsterdam NL. 2013-ongoing.
*Art of Change, new directions from China, Performance Team Leader and Performer, Hayward Gallery London UK. 2012.

Choreographers worked with:
Xavier LeRoy, Marten Spangberg, Mike Kelley, Simone Forti, Pablo Bronstein, Yvonne Rainer, Josiah McElheny, Yingmei Duan, Susan Sentler, Pat Catterson.

Venues performed at:
-Tate Britain, London UK
-Hayward Gallery, London UK
-White Cube Mason’s Yard, London UK
-Jerwood Space, London UK
-Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London UK
-GV Art Gallery, London, UK
-Independent Dance, London UK
-Somerset House, London UK
-Designersblock, London UK
-Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK
-Wapping Power Station, London UK
-Raven Row Gallery, London UK
-Now Gallery, London UK-Teatro Tase dei Soppalchi, Venice Biennale, Venice IT
-Teatro Piccolo Arseneale, Venice Biennale, Venice IT
-Hangartfest, Pesaro IT
-Teatro Sperimentale, Pesaro IT
- Centro Fondazione Arti Visive la Pescheria, Pesaro IT
-Tribeca Factory, Prato IT
- PopSofia Festival of Contemporaneity, Civitanova IT
-Teatro Libero del Monte Nerone, IT
-Bargello Museum for Florence Dance Festival 2010, Florence, IT
-Viviao del Malcantone, Florence IT
-Museo del Tessuto, Prato, IT
-Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn NYC US
-The Secret Theatre, LIC, NYC US
-67 Ludlow, Manhattan NYC US 
-Queens Museum, Queens NYC US
-Erkki Hirvela Atelier, Jamsa FIN
-Arteles, Tampere FIN
-Raja Taide, Tampere FIN
-Haus Der Kunst, Munich DE
-Spinnerei, Leipzig DE
-UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
-Berlin Arts United, Berlin DE
-Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam NL
-OT301, AWA gallery, Amsterdam NL
-C&H Art Space, Amsterdam NL
-de Vondelbunker, Amsterdam NL
-de Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam NL
- Dokzaal, Plantage Dok Amsterdam NL
-Muiderpoorttheater, Amsterdam NL
-Het Huis, Utrecht NL
-Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam, NL
-Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag, NL
- KulturLager Pa Backaplan, Göteborg, SE
ECCO contemporary art museum, Cadiz ES

Production Manager at:
Home of Performance Practices; ArtEZ university of the Arts, Arnhem NL 2020-today

Related Skills:

Dance training in Release, Cunningham, Graham, Contact Improvisation and Ballet techniques.
Repertoire: Trio-A
Languages: Italian, Finnish, English, Dutch.
Costume designer and textile artist.

Professional References:
contact for addresses of referees.