In these performances, Zakiewicz worked with various musicians and dancers to explore possible relationships between music and drawing in live performance.

Sara Lane Studios, 2010
Matt – musical performance with homemade Instruments
Claire Zakiewicz – live drawing


Collaborating at Will’s Place
Created during Bill Young’s dance residency, 2016

The performative aspect of my work, where I explore intuition, improvisation, spontaneous gesture, chance and many other things is possibly more physiological than conceptual. 

As part of Zakiewicz’s residency at Bill Young Dance studios in New York, she collaborated with well-known dancers and musicians including Anna Chirescu, who was trained in classical dance at the Conservatory of Paris before joining the Conservatoire National superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), Pierre Guilbault, who has a background in ballet and contemporary dance and New York based singer and cellist Lenna Pierce.

Lenna Pierce – cello and voice
Anna Chirescu – dance
Pierre Guilbault – dance
Claire Zakiewicz – drawing

Collaborative Control, 2016
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
290″ x 96″ (737 x 244cm)