Nicola Gunn is a Melbourne-based performer, writer, director and dramaturge.
Since 2002, she has been making works that blend performance, art and anthropology to explore the fragility of the human condition with subversive humour. Her artistic practice is committed to institutional critique, social engagement and generating works that activate the public sphere by questioning old ways of being or proposing new ones. She uses performance to reflect critically on its place in theatres, to examine power relations in existing organisations, and to consider the relevance and social function of art itself.
Recent works include: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster (2015), A Social Service (2015), Green Screen (2014), In Spite of Myself (2013), Hello my name is (2012) and At the Sans Hotel (2010). She has presented her work at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Festival de Keuze (Netherlands), Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Arts Centre Melbourne, Festival of Live Art, Arts House, Performance Space, Vitalstatistix, PICA, Brisbane Powerhouse, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, The Blue Room Theatre, and festivals in Canada and New Zealand.
Nicola is an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow and a Mike Walsh Fellow.