Diego Echegoyen
Jimena Perez Salerno

Diego Echegoyen

1981 AR

Diego Echegoyen is an Argentinian performance artist who works, researches and activates in projects merging theatre, expanded choreography, field recording, site-specific and street performance.

He has a vast trajectory as an actor, performer and theatre-maker in Buenos Aires and from 2018 on he started living in Brussels. Afterwards he graduated at the Institut Superieur des Arts et Choreographies at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles in Plastic, visual and space arts in Urban Space and holds the post-master degree in artistic research of A.PASS within the Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten.

In 2010, he co-founded the Argentinian ‘EL CUARTO’ Theater Company, in which he worked as an actor, dancer, and performer. He has co-founded the Argentinian artistic activist collective ‘Escena Política’, with whom he has worked since 2013. These projects awakened an urge in him to develop collective and collaborative practices by exploring connections between performing arts and activism. Since he moved to Brussels, he has focused his work on performance art as the medium to bring together all of his artistic practices and inquiries.

Since 2019 he has developed an artistic research based on the different practices he is acquainted with and put them in relation to Migration, making his performing arts, writing, and activist background merge together with a walking practice that became central since he settled in Belgium. His status as a migrant informed all what he has been doing since he left Buenos Aires, both as an artist and as a human being.

His work has been shown in Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands