Performance, 10 min.

11th of Nov 2020, Lviv, Ukraine.

Ukrainian people's shoes...

Action proposed during the First International Triennial of Performance DEFORMES (Chile) in response to the given theme "The Virtuality of the Body: appear and disappear in times of War"



Performance 1h50min, 9 oct. 2020

Participation to the Laboratorium art project, Ivan Franko Museum, Lviv, Ukraine.

A few words borrowed from the poem "Опівніч. Глухо. Зимно. Вітер виє..." by Ivan Franko, water and a brush. On the paved ground surrounding the house, I write with water the sentence: '' Ні думка, ні чуття, ні біль - ніщо '' (No thought, no feeling, no pain - nothing). On my knees, I move with my water container.



Video-performance August 2020

Participation to the 6th edition of the International Performance Festival CORPOREA, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Experimenting with a restricted space and dialoguing with a certain form of absence. Living confined and feeling "cramped" is not new for many of us... through this action I wanted to experience the idea of the box in a different way...




Video-performance Jul. 2020

In the framework of the exhibition LA NOTHING A statement, at HOTEL DADA base de arte correo y poesia visual, Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Dady Can't Dance

Video-performance March 2020

Participation to the alternative open session Equinox to Equinox in confinement time...


Crashed Paradajz

Performance Sept. 2019

IMAF 2019, Suluv Gallery, Novi Sad.

A tomato, a fishtail and chicken legs. The word for tomato in Serbian is "paradajz" which comes from the word paradise. The song of Juliette Greco "A small fish, a small bird" is played at the end of the action. This song is a song from my childhood, about a love story between a fish and a bird living in two differents worlds.



Performance Sept. 2019

IMAF 2019, Former Youth CenterOdžaci (Serbia)

5 black and white photo printing of Refugees fleeing the war, crossing the ​Mediterranean Sea.

20 Anthem of Europe French lyrics (Georges Picard version) copies placed close to each person present in the room.


A stone.

Looking For You

Action Sept. 2019

Budapest (Hungary)


Collaborations with Syporca Whandal

13th of Sept. 2019,

MERSZ KLUB,Budapest (Hungary).






The Price On My Head

Self Portrait

Feb. 2019




The Weight Of Stones

Digital photography Research

Nov. 2018


Blind Date

Self Portrait

Sept. 2018



According to the British think-tank "Oxford Research Group", out of a total of 113,735 civilian deaths and combatants during the current Syrian war, 11,420 Syrian children (aged under 17) were killed.

I wash myself every day with Aleppo soap.

Realities collide.

Aleppo Bird

Sculpture on Allepo Soap
Sept. 2018




Action Jan. 2017

Ponteilla (France)

Beat : 'verb. strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, usually with an implement such as a club or whip. noun. a main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry. "the glissando begins on the second beat" adjective. completely exhausted. "I'm dead beat"


My mother was used to turn on candles at night Sometimes she was talking to the little flames "In the dark, you need one candle, at least..."  
Then, most of times at night I was watching candles, with my mother.  
"Are they dancing? "  "Yes, light is life. Being alive is a dance."

Watching lights dance

Video 3'33''

Mar. 2017


Facing Walls

Series of action started in 2016
from 10 min to hours.




Collaboration with Gilivanka KEDZIOR

From 2010 to 2017.

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Collaborations with Gilivanka KEDZIOR, Tara & Razieh Goudarzi

Dec. 2016, Khorramabad (Iran).






Without Words

Series of action

Started in 2010

Childhood, skin and trees searching for peace.

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