- BIO / Curriculum -

​Ivy Monteiro (from São Paulo, Brazil) has a BA in Multimedia and Performance in Zurich (ZHDK) and a BA in Social Communication (Anhembi Morumbi). Ivy is a developer of practices and performative roles in Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. They are a natural shapeshifter, re-imagining and re-conceptualizing femininity, gender, social and race through (dis)identification in a post-colonial perspective. Ancestrality and Spirituality are reshaped and envisioned in queer futuristic pieces where the artist reclaims and questions their space in our apocalyptical future. Ivy also goes by the name "Tropikahl Pussy", an alter-gender-bender drag queen-ish ego, producing and headlining inclusive events and parties for trans/non binaries & queers of color. Ivy is since 2017 also active in the International Vogue and Ballroom scene, where they produce events, teaches workshops and develop movements and social practices around this culture.

​Their work has been presented in Galleries like Perla Mode (Zürich) and VBKO (Vien), in Theatres like Counterpulse (San Francisco) and Tanzhaus (Zürich), in Museums like The Museum of Image and Sound (São Paulo) and in Festivals like the Queer Biennial II (Los Angeles) and Zürich Moves! (Zürich).


          APRIL 2018 - Voguing Workshop

                 @TANZHAUS - ZURICH

          MAY 2018 - APRIL 2019 Weekly Dance Lessons on Voguing/Ballrom Culture

                 @KULTURPARK - ZURICH

           APRIL 2019 -" Morther The Verb" Workshop

                 @CHISENHALE DANCE - LONDON

          JULY 2019 - Voguing Workshop

                 @QUEENS OF HIP HOP - BERN

          SEPTEMBER 2019 - Weekly Dance Lessons on Voguing/Ballrom Culture

                     @TANZHAUS - ZURICH


          August 2019 - VBKÖ Gallerie (Vienna, Austria)

          50 min - Showing________________________________"GORGONXS"

          June 2019 - National Queer Arts Festival  (San Francisco, USA)

          45 min - Performance _________________________"Mother, The Verb"

          May 2019 - Atos da Fala (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

          30 min - Showing ________________________"Trinta y Dois Igual a 5"

          May 2019 - Venice Biennale - Swiss Pavillion Opening (Venice, Italy)

           20 min - SPerformance________________________"Tituba.2Point.OH!"

          May 2019 - Le Fete du Slip (Lausanne, Switzerland)

           Long Durational_________________________"Heart Heart Lap Dance"

          April 2019 - Zurich Moves! (Zürich, Switzerland)

          30 min - Showing ________________________"Trinta y Dois Igual a 5"

          April 2019 - Ecofutures Festival  (London, UK)

          45 min - Performance ________________________"Mother, The Verb"

          December 2018 - Les Urbaine (Lausanne, Switzerland)

          45 min - EUROPEAN PREMIERE___________________"Mother, The Verb"

          September 2018 - GENDEROTICA FESTIVAL (Rome, Italy)

          30 min - Performance ________________________"Tituba.2Point.OH!"


          April 2018 - Les Cumplices* (Zurich, Switzerland)

          55 min - PREMIERE __________________________"Tituba.2Point.OH!"

          December 2017 - CounterPulse (San Francisco, USA)

          45 min - PREMIERE__________________________"Mother, The Verb"


           August 2017 - Museum of Image and Sound (São Paulo, Brazil)

           30min - showing __________________________ "Mother, The Verb"

           June 2016 - Queer Biennial II (Los Angeles, USA)

           Long Durational________________________________"B.O.M.B.E.D" 

           March 2016 - Zurich Moves! (Zürich, Switzerland)

           Long Durational_________________"Know Yourself... but not too much" 

           June 2015 - Quartier Général (La Chaux des Fonds, Switzerland)

           Long Durational________________________"Heart Heart Lap Dance" 

            March 2015 - Gessnerallee Presents (Zürich, Switzerland)

            60min - Showing ________________________"Malleus Malefcarum" 

            2013 - ACT Zurich Performance Festival (Zürich, Switzerland)

            20min_____________________________"Organic UPbeat Mashine"



July 2019

– LADA Live Arts Development Agency

London, UK

November 2017

– CounterPulse's Performing Diaspora Residency

San Francisco, USA

April 2017

– Artistic Residency Glo'Art Gallery of Arts

   Lanaken, Belgium

April 2016 - August 2016

– Artistic Residency ODC Theatre Granted by the city of Zurich.

   San Francisco, USA

February 2009 - May 2009

– Residence / Art Pupil in the Atelier from Beate Axmman (Fine Artist)

   Offenburg, Germany.



          2017 - Glo'Art Gallery (Lanaken, Belgium)

          Mix Media Visual Work___________________"SUPER VIXEN and The THE's"

          2016 - The Queer+Black Art Fest (Oakland, USA)

          Photography Prints__________________________ "Divine Body Depts" 

          2015 - KUNSTpause 2015 (Zug, Switzerland)

          Photography Prints___________________"un-holy Mother, Full of Grace"

          2015 - Diplom Exhibition ZHDK (Zurich, Switzerland)

          Multimedia Instalation_________________"un-holy Mother, Full of Grace"

          2014 - RAUM ZHDK - Welcome (Zürich, Switzerland)

          Photography Prints__________________"You can call me ... Loretta Jones" 

          2014 - ZHDK Artwork Synthesis (Zürich, Switzerland)

          Multimedia Exhibition_____________________Solo Show Ivan Monteiro 

          2013 - Perla Mode Gang Showroom (Zürich, Switzerland)

          Photography Prints__________________"You can call me ... Loretta Jones" 


August 2012 - August 2015

– BA Fine Arts (Diploma with Distinction)

   ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts - Department of Media And Arts

   Switzerland / Zurich

July 2013 - February 2014

– Exchange Semester - (BA) Fine Arts

   USP University of São Paulo - Department of Fine Arts

   Brazil / São Paulo

February 2011 - December 2011

– Propadeutikum - Art Preparatory School 

   ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts

   Switzerland / Zurich

January 2007 - July 2009

– BA Script Writing (Diploma).

   University Anhembi-Morumbi - Department Social Communication

   Brazil / São Paulo


February 2002 - September 2005

– Art Illustration Assistant (Certifcate) 

   CRIART - Art School

   Brazil / São Paulo

February 2002 - December 2005

– Normal School 

   E. E. Andronico de Mello

   Brazil / São Paulo