Lina Gómez, was born in Colombia and is based in Berlin. She has been working as Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Brazil, Portugal, Poland, India and Germany. She received a MA degree in Choreography from the the Inter-University Centre for Dance HZT-Berlin and has a Bachelor degree in "Communication of the Arts of the Body" (Comunicação das Artes do Corpo ) with emphasis on Dance and Theater, taken at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo - PUC-SP, Brazil.
Gómez is awarded the Dance Practice/Tanzpraxis Scholarship 2020-2021 by The Senate Department for Culture and Europe. She is one of the Artists in Residency of the residency program Villa Kamogawa - 2021 by the Goethe-Institut Kyoto-JP.
Her recent work A Passo di Mulo was supported by the Einzelprojektförderung 2018 and the Wiederaufnahmeförderung 2019 from the Berlin Senate and had its Premiere in the frame of the Opens Spaces at Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Lina's work RESTRAINT was developed in 2017 during the frame of Neworks at ada Studio, and premiered at Sophiensaele during the Tanztage Berlin 2018. RESTRAINT have been presented eversince in diverse venues and festivals such as the Performing Arts Festival at Sophiensaele, Tanznacht Berlin 2018, Mala Inventura Festival Prague 2019, among others. Restraint is one of the selected works of the European dance platform Aerowaves Twenty 2019.
She was an artist in residence at the Radialsystem Berlin-DE in 2020, as well of the program Be Mobile-Create Together! 2019 in Istanbul- TK, and the bangaloREsidency 2018, a program from the Goethe-Institut Bangalore in India.
Lina took part in the Encuentro Internacional de Jóvenes Creadores 2018 at Taller Casarrodante in Montevideo-Uruguay with the support of the Goethe-Institut. Her research project, Chão Vazado, was supported by the Berlin Senat Einstiegsförderung and the Goethe-Institut in 2017. In collaboration with Julek Kreutzer, Lina developed the project Choreographies of Fear, Responses to Invisible Strategies (2016) in artistic residency at the Centrum Amarant in Poznan-PL.
In June 2016, for the final presentation of her MA she developed the work STAUB [Poeira Surda]. In October 2015 she created the work Devaneios Sobre o Desaparecimento (Disappearance Reveries) for the Herbstprojekt MA Choreography at the Inter University Centre for Dance Berlin-HZT, both works were performed at Uferstudios-Berlin. As a part of her research, she developed Estudosparaocorpocomotradutorpoéticodaimagem, which was selected to participate in the 6° Circuito Vozes do Corpo in Sao Paulo - Brazil and counted with the support from the Goethe Institut.
As a performer Lina worked in Berlin with Yoshiko Chuma in the work Dead End: Secret Journey. State 1-2, with Tino Sehgal at the Martin Gropius Bau in the work Kiss and with Nancy Banfy in the work If I see you. In Montpellier Lina performed in Bruno Freire's research «À la recherche du ________________.» In the frame of the PAR/ICI Artistic Residence > CCN and Montpellier Danse 2015/2016.
In August 2015 she was an Artist in Residence at the Museum Hambuger Bahnhof Berlin during the Exhibition “Black Mountain. Ein interdisziplinäres Experiment 1933-1957”.
Lina is a cofounder of the Cia. Aberta de Dança since 2008, creating and directing collectively the work Entre Eu e Você presented at SESC Ipiranga-Brazil in 2013. Trabalho em Branco para Público Nenhum and Sapatos Cegos, which participated in the LAND(SCHAFFT)KUNST Exhibition in Neuwerder-Germany, the IV International Festival Urbane Visions of Sao Paulo in 2009 and in the Circuit Voices of the Body of Ninho Sansacroma of São Paulo in 2011, between other places.
In Brazil, Lina worked for two years as a creative interpreter of the Projeto+1coletivo directed by Edson Fernandes, participating in works such as Sub[linhas] and Esperas Efemeras em Lugares Relativos.
She was invited to be part of the work Area Reescrita by Jorge Garcia, performed in The Weeks of Dance of the CCSP and for 3 years she was one of the members of J.Gar.Cia Dança Contemporânea of Sao Paulo, dancing in most of their works, including Interlúdio, Area Reescrita, Caixa de Vidro and Imprimi Potest.
Lina was Jorge Garcia´s assistant choreographer in the work Logos-Diálogos, 6 Suites de J.S. Bach para Violoncello Solo played at the Alfa Theater of São Paulo in 2012 and Sesc Vila Mariana in 2013.
During her stay in Portugal between 2009 and 2011, she worked as a trainee Dancer and Producer in the Companhia de Dança de Aveiro – CDA (Dance Company of Aveiro), Dancing in Barrococo Canto el Mosso by Álvaro Ribeiro and Corpovisório, território do Outro by Edson Fernandes.
Lina in partnership with Edson Fernandes, also exhibit her Photographic work Apúrele at the Associação Cultural Mercado Negro (Black Market Cultural Association).
As a dance teacher, Lina shared her movement practice in Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Turkey and India.
Since 2017 she is guest teacher for the BA Programm (2017 and 18) and for the MA Choreography Programm (2019) at the Inter-University Centre for Dance HZT-Berlin. At the Bauhaus University Weimar she gave a movement workshop in Media Arts course in December 2017. In 2015, as part of a cooperation project between the HZT-Berlin and the Folkwang University, Lina taught a workshop focused on her movement research at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Werden-DE. In Brazil, as part of the São Paulo’s Cultural Department from 2012 to 2014, she was Artistic Mentor and Dance Teacher in the Programa Vocacional – Dança.
She was part as Coach of the Theater Project directed by Helder Mariani at the Hospital Bandeirantes and at the Morumbi Shopping, she also taught the Workshop “Choreographic Creation and Composition” in the CLAC- Centro Livre de Artes Cênicas of São Bernardo do Campo. In Portugal she taught the workshop “Improvisation and Creation in Contemporary Dance” at the Cultural Centre of Ovar and in the Festival of the Youth of Aveiro 2010. In 2009 Lina taught workshops based on Games and Brazilian Rhythms in Colombia, at the Medellin´s College of Music and at the foundation Nova Cultura of Bogota.