Born in Israel, living in Europe. During the past years Adva Zakai has been exploring various performance formats where she has acted as a choreographer, a performer or a curator. Her choreographic works explore often how body and language are perceived through each other, and evoke an experience that can be grasped through multiple perspectives. During 2010, she obtained an artistic research grant, in the framework of the post master program a.pass in Antwerp, in which she researched the influence of a curatorial approach on the development of new performance formats. She pursued dance education in Israel followed by studies at the Mime School, Amsterdam (2000-2002). In recent years, she has been collaborating with other artists on developing participative events, conferences and festivals, as well as leading workshops in art and dance academies. She is currently artist in residence at les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Aubervilliers, France).