born 1976 in San Francisco, US
lives and works on Gadigal land, Eora nation, Sydney, Australia
Sarah Rodigari was a participating artist in the Australian Artists' Residency Program as part of Marina Abramović: In Residence, 2015.
Sarah Rodigari creates performances that address economies of exchange pertaining to socio-political engagement, shared authorship and new institutional critique. Working at the intersections of theatre, visual art and social practice her method is responsive and context specific. Recent projects take the form of lecture, text, video, collaboration and curation.
Rodigari has presented work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Melbourne International Arts Festival, South Project (Indonesia), PACT Zollverein (Germany), Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, The National Review of Live Art (UK), Anti-Contemporary Arts Festival (Finland), and SOMA (Mexico City). Sarah has a BA (Hons) in Sociology (UNSW), a Masters in Fine Art (RMIT) and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Art at the University of Wollongong. She recently published a chapter on performance art, and sympathetic magic for the publication Travel and Transformation and co-edited the book Going Down, an anthology of contemporary Sydney performance. Rodigari is a founding member of the collective Field Theory, who make and support art projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for intervening in the public sphere.
Rodigari’s approach to making work includes responding to the project brief in the site where the work is presented. In short this means she won’t know what will happen until she arrives at Pier 2/3. The artwork will be realised in the process of its making, live in the present moment and in relation to the viewer.