Lowri is an artist that lives between Manchester, UK and São Paulo, Brazil. She makes performances, interventions, books and objects. Her work draws upon her training in visual art, experience of theatre and commitment to social engagement. She likes where art and real life meet, and plays as much as she can with that, subsequently her work is often autobiographical, happens in unusual places with people from all walks of life.
She places adverts in newspapers, writes on steamed up windows, draw on napkins, takes over train station tannoy systems, instigates riots old people’s homes, conducts chance conversations and bespoke encounters. She slithered through rush hour in a slug costume made from a sleeping bag for her fine art degree show.
In the UK she made her first solo show in 2013 for the night of her thirtieth birthday and in 2015 won a Manchester Theatre Award for The Shrine of Everyday Things with Renato Bolelli Rebouças, Rodolfo Amorim and Contact Young Company. She is part of Eggs Collective, a female performance racket in the north of England and is in the girl garage band Hotpants Romance that since 2005 have played every year on Valentine’s Day. Recently she has worked for BBC Two, National Theatre of Scotland, Contact Theatre, University of Salford, Islington Mill and Est.1761.
In Brazil she regularly collaborates with Martha Kiss Perrone, in 2014 with Rózà, a multimedia play based on the letters of Rosa Luxemburg which led to three years of touring to theatres, festivals, village halls and occupied high schools around Brazil. In 2018 they opened Revolta Lilith, with a team of 15 women in São Paulo which was selected to be performed at Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017 she completed a residency at Usina da Alegria Planetária in an artist community in Cotia. In 2016 she worked with Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, on Coração do Espantalho in the 32ª Bienal de São Paulo. Five years after her thirtieth birthday, she presented her solo show in Portuguese, A Vida Secreta de Você e Eu in Capital 35.
But perhaps the best thing to understand what she does is to see it all here.