Raised in Victoria, BC, Linnea Gwiazda earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, awarded with distinction, from Concordia University (Montréal, QC, 2013) where she majored in Contemporary Dance. As an interdisciplinary artist she works with contemporary dance, performance, video, installation and photography. Her work has appeared in such venues as La Baraque (2013), RURART: art contemporain en milieu rural (2012), Eastern Bloc (2012), Montréal En Lumière (2012), The St-Ambroise Montréal FRINGE Festival (2011) and Metro Theater (Victoria, BC 2010). As a dancer and performer, Linnea has performed on stage, video and film in both Canada and The United States. She has worked with Ingrid Bachmann in the video piece The Gift as part of The Hybrid Bodies Project, which was exhibited at The Phi Centre (2014) and featured at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (Dubai, UAE 2014).
Most recently, Linnea Gwiazda has worked with Stéphanie Morin-Robert and Ian Ferrier as both dancer and collaborator for the company FOR BODY AND LIGHT (2013/14). As a member of FOR BODY AND LIGHT, Linnea took part in residencies at MainLine Theatre (2013/14) and Main & Station (Parrsboro, NS, 2013). With the company, Linnea has preformed in a variety of venues, including Words Aloud Festival (Durham, ON 2014), VERSeFEST (Ottawa, ON 2014), New York Frigid Festival (New York, NY 2014), TANGENTE: Laboratoire de mouvements contemporains (2014), MainLine Theatre (2013), The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (2013) and Festival PHENOMENA (2013). In the Summer of 2014, Linnea completed a 6 week tour of Western Canada with FOR BODY AND LIGHT.
Linnea has worked as Assistant Events Coordinator for the St-Ambroise Montréal FRINGE Festival (2014) and as Co-curator of both, From That Time for The Art Matters Festival and In Our Time for Montréal En Lumière (2012). In 2012, Linnea also contributed to the founding of RURART: art contemporain en milieu rural. Linnea Gwiazda currently lives and works in Montreal QC.