Magda Drozd (b. 1987, Poland) lives and works between Zurich and Torino. She works as an artist, musician, composer and dramaturg. Her artistic practice explores acoustic ecologies and a non-rational perception of the world through sound. Songs for Plants, her debut album, was released in 2019 by Präsens Editionen and has reached a broad international audience of experimental music experts and fans. On her second album called 18 Floors which she published in 2021, Drozd focused on the building she called home for several years. Within Switzerland her installations and performances were shown at Shedhalle Zürich, Helmhaus, Lokal 14, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik, sic! Raum für Kunst, Haus Konstruktiv, Südpol and Nationalpark Zernez among others. Internationally she presented her work in art spaces in Detroit, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Trivero, and Trento. Since 2021 Drozd collaborates as a composer with Torino-based artist Laura Pugno for her video works and installations. Magda Drozd has earned her BA in Dramaturgy and MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts where she has been a research fellow from 2019 till 2021 and was teaching sound and listening as a form of knowledge creation.


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Music
— 2021, Solo album, 18 Floors, Release at Präsens Editionen, May 21
— 2019, Solo album, Songs for Plants, Release at Präsens Editionen, 6. December 2019

Exhibitions
— 2019, Hallo Hannah, Shedhalle Zürich, Group Exhibition
— 2018, One is too few and two is only one possibility, Lokal 14, show with Milva Stutz
— 2017, Keine Zeit, Helmhaus Zürich, group exhibition
— 2017, Entführungen: Kunst, Wissenschaft und die DNA des Steinbocks, Group Exhibition, Zoologisches Museum Zürich, Nationalparkmuseum Zernez
— 2017, Degree Show, Master Fine Arts, ZHdK
— 2017, Moving Perception, Group Exhibition, Tokyo University of Arts, Japan
— 2017, Kolorit Klangfestival Zürich, Mikro Art Space, with A Void In Voices, Video Screening
— 2016, Der Schmerz des Anderen, ZHdK
— 2015, BFF Art, Seraphine Collective Art Space, Group Exhibition, Detroit

Solo Performances
— 2019, Concert at The Residency Closing Zürich
— 2018, Seven Easy Pieces, Lokal 14 Zürich

— 2018 Invisible Voices (Variationen 3-7), Kaffee Kind Luzern, Materialschau, Kunst: Szene Zürich, Der Loop/Neuer Norden Zürich, Die Bunt Festival
— 2017/18, Invisible Voices (Encounters of Non-Human Sounds Part 1+2), Helmhaus Zürich
— 2017, Untitled (Songs for Plants), ZHdK Degree Show, Marmorgasse Art-Space Zürich
— 2017, Intraaktionen II, Projectspace, ZHdK
— 2017, Intraaktionen, Fabriktheater Zürich
— 2016, Conceptual Pain Killer, at the exhibition ‘Der Schmerz des Anderen’, ZHdK
— 2016, There Is No Plan. Your Future Is An Illusion, ZHdK
— 2015, Manual for Living, Walcheturm Zürich

Collaborations
— 2018 From Station to Station, The Kill Joys, Implantieren Festival, Frankfurt a.M.
— 2018 I AM NOT A JOKE (Take Two), The Kill Joys, Koproduktion mit English Theater Berlin, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
— 2017 different kind of danger, DIVAS, Stereoskop Performance Festival, Wunderkammer
— 2017, Different kind of danger, with DIVAS, Stereoskop Performance Festival
— 2017, FORGET IT BEFORE YOU WAKE UP, REMEMBER TO CALL ME LATER, with DIVAS (Aga Pędziwiatr, Rafał Pierzyński), Tanzhaus Zürich, SHOW-OFF
— 2017, I AM NOT A JOKE, The Kill Joys, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, Tojo Theater Bern, Theaterspektakel Zürich, ImPulsTanz Wien Lounge, AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern/Digital Playground Festival
— 2017, I AM NOT A JOKE, The Kill Joys, Premio Schweiz, National Price for emerging artists in theater and dance
— 2017, A Void In Voices, Sound Performance, Japan-Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Yokohama
— 2017, A Void in Voices, BlauBlau Tempel, Baden
— 2016, A Void in Voices, Sound Performance, Beyond Sonification Festival, Walcheturm Zürich, Reto Art Space Zürich, Depot Basel
— 2015, travelling through our senses, performative serial project in different media, collaboration with Vanessa Heer, Institute of Contemporary Art Detroit
— 2015, Come North Baby Track 1-3, performative installation in three parts, in collaboration with Friction, Gessnerallee Zürich
— 2014, Between Spaces, Performance, collaboration with Lea Loeb, Theater Neumarkt
— 2014, One Hour Gallery, Performance, collaboration with Lea Loeb, Theater Neumarkt
— 2014, Brennen 2, Performance, collaboration with Liliane Koch, Lea Loeb, Heta Multanen, Sibylle Berg, Perla-Mode Zürich
— 2013, Essen für sie / Die Wand, Installation and performance, in collaboration with Friciton, Björn Neukom, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Perla-Mode Zürich

Curatorial Projects
— From 2018, Head of theater and performance, Curator for performing arts at Südpol Luzern
— 2013-2015 part of the artist and curator collective Friction
— 2015, Always and Forever, Art and Performance Festival, Perla-Mode, Zürich
— 2013, REALITY CHECK, transdisciplinary Festival, Friction, Perla-Mode, Zürich
— 2013-2015 Textnacht, Kontexte, Perla-Mode goes, ongoing serial events at Perla-Mode
— 2012-2013 Hilde an der Sihl, Theater Festival at ZHdK

Dramaturgy
— 2019, A Novanta by Nicola Genovese, Südpol Luzern, Fabriktheater Zürich
— 2018/19, S.H.T.F. by Nicola Genovese, Cabaret Voltaire, Shedhalle Frauenfeld, Helmhaus Zürich
— 2016, Schub, Dance-Performance by Annina Polivka, Premio Halbfinale Zürich
— 2015, Fritz, wo ist dein Zorn geblieben, Theater, directed by Philippe Heule, Theater der Künste
— 2013, Die Wildente, Dance-Performance, choreographed by Leonie Graf, Theater der Künste
— 2013, Caligula, Dance-Performance, choreographed by Leonie Graf, Perla-Mode

Residencies / Laboratories
— 2019, The Residency by Cabaret Votaire Zürich
— 2017, The Kill Joys, Laboratory Junges Forum, Digital Playground Festival Bern
— 2016 HOW DO YOU DO #1, Laboratory, AUAWIRLEBEN Festival Bern
— 2015, Artist Residency, Institute for Contemporary Art, Detroit /with Vanessa Heer
—2014, Participant of Building Bridges, international exchange program between students from ZHdK, School of Visual Arts New York, Aalto University School of Arts und Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Education
— 2019 till 2021, Research Fellow at ZHdK, Theater Department
— 2017, Master of Arts in Fine Arts at ZHdK/Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK)
— 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Theater/Focus Dramaturgy at ZHdK / Zurich University of Arts 

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