Tyra Wigg (SE/CH) *1989
nonbinary pronouns like hen, they, iel, ” ty”

Tyra Wigg (SE/CH) *1989 (hen, they, iel, ” ty” ) is an interdisciplinary artist with their base in contemporary dance and somatic practices. They grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and are since 2020 also based in Basel, Switzerland. Further nurtured by therapeutic practices such as massage therapy, ASMR triggers, and guided meditation, Tyra makes choreographic performances for black boxes, white cubes and over the phone. So far, all their works are based on their incessant curiosity in how the fusion of artistic and therapeutic practices can reinforce and expand their audience’s subjective corporeal perceptions. Tyra is driven by the conviction that only by being in an intimate and curious relationship with one’s own physicality, concepts like ecology and queerfeminism can be fully embodied.

Tyra’s creations as an author have been presented in venues and festivals such as Weld, Stockholm, ROXY Birsfelden, BONE Performance Art Festival in Bern, Shedhalle Zürich, Young Urban Performance festival in Osnabrück and Amore Gallery in Basel.
After their dance diploma in 2013, Tyra is, or has been, working as a dancer and performer for authors such as Gisèle Vienne, Heiner Goebbels, Shu Lea Cheang, Ernestyna Orlowska, Marina Abramovich, Inga Gerner Nielsen, Alexandra Pirici, Olof Runsten, Éva Mag, Marie Fahlin, Dorte Olesen, Virpi Pahkinen and Stefan Metz.

2022 Tyra was part of the discursive reflection groups for emerging artists at AUA LAB at Auawirleben, Bern, and Watch&Talk at Theaterfestival Basel. 2021 Tyra received the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz in Vienna and 2019-20 ty was selected Artist in residence at SITE in Stockholm. Since 2021 they are part of DIVAS performance network in Zürich and of the Motherboard of Blasphemic Reading Soirées- a Basel-based platform for queer feminist reading and discussion culture.

Tyra is a certified massage therapist since 2010, and a certified MovNat L1 trainer 2022. They are receiving massage clients and holding MovNat training in Basel and on their travels. For more information and time booking:  www.btwbodywork.ch

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                                     Photo: Sascha Rijkeboer