About

I’m an interdisciplinary artist who makes dance, performance art, installations, and video. My work takes interest in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, embodied risk-taking, and healing. I often draw directly from my mixed-race Southeast Asian, queer, and transgender experience. For more information, see my artist statement and check out my artist CV.

Press & Publications

Contributor to Dancer-Citizen Issue 4: The Global Self | The Self as Practice
Interviewed in Talking Circles by Chloe Chotrani
Interviewed in Queering Contemporary Asian American Art by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe
Contributor to MXRS Commons: Constructing Identity Through Embodied Re-membrance and De-colonization
Where is Here? Gray Spaces at The Wild Project” by Sondra Fink, psycho-girl.com
Before Colonization: Zavé’s Brother Lovers” by Aurin Squire, helixqpn.org
Introducing the Multi-Media Artist Zavé Martohardjono” by Annie Malamet, posturemag.com
When Your Politics is Greek Tragedy: Genderqueer Antigone” by Jillian T. Weiss, Bilerico Project at lgbtqnation.com

upcoming events

disco permiso at Wendy’s Subway | 379 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY
FREE | Facebook event | Sunday, June 17 from 6-8pm

I will perform an excerpt of disco permiso in Slovakian artist Anabela Zigova’s show Super Apple / Un Sentiment Exquisite — an experimental, ongoing series of events that aims to deconstruct the mechanics of radicalization and violent extremism within society. Zigova’s drawings in pure gold willfully use irrational, emotional, and subjective elements as a mode of political resistance. The project serves as a platform for artistic collaboration — and in this instance, we will dousing disco permiso in gold.

TransVisionaries | 1 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY | June 26, 2018 at 7pm

I’ll be performing in the Bronx in TransVisionaries — a first-ever, Bronx monthly live performance series featuring cabaret singers, poets, comics, musicians, dancers and performers who identify as Transgender and/or Gender Non-conforming. BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) turns locally owned restaurants and cafes in the South Bronx into one-night arts centers to present these free public performances.

CONTACT ME

Let’s be in touch! If you’d like to learn more about my work or join my mailing list, email me: zave [at] zavemartohardjono.com