Zachary Lopez (b. 1993, Meanjin Country, Brisbane) is an artist working with dance and choreography. An Australian-Filipino, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ with focus on identity dualism and draws from the experiential, myth and archive.
He has worked on a diverse range of projects with independent practitioners and companies in contemporary dance, physical theatre and opera. He has recently exhibited his first installation work Roil Horizon at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has performed in Marrugeku’s production Jurrunga Ngan-ga at Carriageworks and Charmene Yap/Cass Eipper’s Grey Rhino (2022).
Choreographically, Lopez has been commissioned to make work for Sydney Dance Company (Pre-Professional Year), Dance Makers Collective (Sydney Festival, 2021) and the Keir Choreographic Awards (2020). He has collaborated and performed with The Farm (QLD), Co3 (WA), Legs on the Wall, Sydney Dance Company as an Associate Artist, Opera Australia and with Co-artistic director of Punchdrunk (UK) Maxine Doyle through Strut Dance. He has also worked with choreographers Amrita Hepi, Melanie Lane, Lisa Wilson Projects, among others.
Lopez has trained with SDC as a Pre-Professional Year (2014) and began his dance training at QUT receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2013).
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