Mandy Romero

Mandy Romero

Mandy Romero began her Live Art career at Liverpool's 2002 Biennial in a performance piece produced by Guillermo Gomez-Pena. In 2003 she was one of three Associate Artists in Live Art at the Liverpool Bluecoat Arts Centre where, amongst a number of works created, she premiered the "live" version of her transgender epic "The Mandayana". After the second of her global tours in 2004 she was given a Fellowship in Live Art by the Arts Council to spend two months in residence at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. In 2005 she trained in Improvisation in Amsterdam with Andrew Morrish the Australian dancer/improviser For the 2004 Liverpool Biennial Mandy took on the mantle of Liverpool Queen of Culture and in July 2006 completed a commission for the “City In Transition” programme which resulted in a publication in August 2006. She has produced a number of short films including “That Picture” shown at Gaywise Arts Festival, and at the Transgender Film Festival in San Francisco in 2010. During 2008 Mandy participated in/curated cabarets as part of the Liverpool Culture Company’s commission for Walk The Plank company. Her main stage debut was in July in “The Big See” by Esther Wilson which was part of the “Everyword” Festival at the Liverpool Everyman. As Queen Of Culture she presented discussions on web-television. Since 2010 she has written, produced and performed a series of solo performances based on autobiographical material,as part of a project called ”Et In Arcadia Ego”, starting with “Stevenage”, a multi-media solo show, premiered in Liverpool in November 2010 and toured in 2011-2. “In Excelsis” and “Scandinavia Has Been Good To Me” have followed as well as a number of shorter pieces. “Consolation No 3” is currently in performance. Other projects include Live Art Interventions as part of Transfabulous and Hazard festivals in London and Manchester and a major transgender Live Art event “Tranny Hotel” produced in Liverpool in 2011 by Mandy with Adrian Turrell-Watts. Mandy’s many international projects include collaborations with Austrian company Die Fabrikanten, presentations at the GLBT Arts festival in Copenhagen and in October-November 2007 performance research in China – Pearl River Delta and Shanghai, which resulted in a number of diverse artworks. She revisited China in 2017 at the start of a journey across Central Asia https://silkontheroad.wordpress.com/ which included numerous collaborations with Asia-based photographers, the results of which will be exhibited in early 2019. She maintains a regular blog at https://transworldreview.wordpress.com/

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