Andrea Božić is a choreographer from Croatia, living and working in Amsterdam. Her educational background includes dance, literature, English, film, theatre and media art. In Croatia, she studied modern dance and earned a degree in Comparative Literature and English Language at the University of Zagreb. In the Netherlands, she graduated from the School For New Dance Development and the Amsterdam Masters of Choreography (2004), both at the Theaterschool Amsterdam.
Her work is interdisciplinary and takes form of live performance, installation and collaborations with the weather and night sky. The work reorganizes perception combining conceptual with sensorial and physical, creates paradoxical situations and asks questions about the effects of attention and imagination, perception of presence, the politics of viewing, presentation of reality and distribution of authorship. All individual projects are part of larger constellations, both within Andrea’s own work and her collaborations with others.
Her work has been presented at numerous festivals and venues internationally. It was produced by the Frascati from 2003-2012. From 2009-2012, Andrea was artist-in-residence at the International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam (ICK).
She has collaborated with visual artist Julia Willms and sound artist Robert Pravda since 2005 with whom she founded in-disciplinary platform Tilt in 2009, to inspire and support artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. Tilt produces the work in collaboration with other partners since 2013.
Together with Nicole Beutler and Marijke Hoogenboom, Andrea is co-initator and curator of We Live Here: AnAcademy, an artistic exchange platform that takes place in Amsterdam annualy since 2011. She is one of the co-founders of BAU – space for performing arts Amsterdam.
Andrea has collaborated with many artists, most notably with Ivana Muller, presented frequently at conferences and symposia, published texts about her work and given workshops and co-organised artistic labs internationally. From 2012-2015, Andrea was mentor at the Amsterdam Master of Choreography and since 2012 she is tutor at DasArts – Master of Theatre.