Rosana Cade is an artist who mainly works in live performance and roots her identity, practice and politics in a queer discourse. The form of her performances vary and tend to respond to each individual process. She has made intimate work for one audience member at a time, worked with groups of non-performing participants in different cities, worked with family members, created studio based performances both as herself and in various personas, and performed in multiple guises in cabaret and club settings. Through all of her performance work, including (especially) the everyday performance of herself, she aims to disrupt heteronormative ideas about gender and sexuality.
She received the Athena Award via New Moves International for Walking:Holding in 2011, which has since been shown at various festivals and venues across the UK and internationally and continues to tour. Her latest performance, Sister, a collaboration with her older sister exploring feminist ideas about sexuality through their own autobiographies, is part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.
Along with her best friend, Nick Anderson, she is co-founder of //BUZZCUT//. //BUZZCUT// is a collaboration between two artists and friends in Glasgow dedicated to creating holistic and progressive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with live performance across Scotland and beyond.