Agnese Perri (they/them), a Victorian College of the Arts graduate, is an emerging multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker, and producer. From Italy and Hong Kong, and currently based in Naarm (Melbourne), their interest lies in experimental theatre and performance art.
With a strong aesthetic vision, Agnese is driven towards experimental theatre with intricate, and often whimsical, creative worlds. They frequently work around child-like atmospheres and language but with adult themes, pulled by their curiosity around nostalgia, with a focus on autobiographical/semi-autobiographical narratives. With a reflective and play based practice, they’re driven by interests surrounding culture/cross-cultural experiences and isolation/connection. As a multidisciplinary artist they work with video, poetry, object theatre, and performance.
Deeply inspired by the work of artists, Agnese is also passionate about supporting and facilitating the development and presentation of performance work. With an interest in the art festival environment, they developed and produced MUSE, followed by working at Midsumma for Victoria's Pride. They recently had their debut producing role in the independent theatre sector as producer of Trash Pop Butterflies Dance Dance Paradise (2023).
Recent projects include Tarot (2023), Always (2022), My Shell (2022), Always a Stranger in a Foreign Place (2021) [Recipient of Mudfest Best Moving Image Award and Digital Dawdle Audience Favourite in Film], and Hong Kong in Red (2019). Performance credits include extensive work with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, FLOOD with National Youth Theatre Britain, and VCA credits (“Flinders Street Station” dir. Penny Baron, “Who are they to you” dir. Tanya Gristle, “Rat King” dir. Katy Maudlin).