Melissa Koziebrocki

Melissa Koziebrocki is a Feminist Performance Artist whose art practice focuses on the body as the physical site for processing trauma. Through radical somatic explorations, her work dwells in the margins, broaches questions of queer identity, tackles systems of oppression by using the tactics of kitsch intervention. She subverts normative notions around gender, patriarchal violence and the fat body. Born in Toronto, Canada, Melissa is a graduate of the OCAD University. She was a Graduate Fellow and Teaching Assistant at the San Francisco Art Institute. Most recently, Melissa has performed at such spaces as the Berkeley Art Museum, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Highways Performance Space, SAFEHouse for the Performing Arts, Gomez-Pena Performance Salon, Diego Rivera Gallery, ATA Gallery, Root Division, SOMArts, Artscape Gibraltar Point, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, the Feminist Art Conference and OCAD University. Her work has been featured on Frank Moore’s Vimeo archive, She Does the City, Theory Boner: Manifesto and has been featured on the cover of Foglifter Magazine.