Willow Cioppa

Wall Associate


Interdisciplinary Artist

Willow Cioppa (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist and playwright, and an alum of Concordia University’s Art History & Film Studies program, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. Their work focuses on themes of community, freedom & liberation, as well as Black and queer storytelling. Their artistic work has taken on many faces since childhood; from diaries to painting, to illustration, to moody poetry, to theatre, and to screenwriting. Their aim is and has always been to create decadent visual, auditory, and written landscapes. Their background in harm reduction, community building, and rave organizing is at the heart of their practice.

Primary Recipient Awards

Willow Cioppa – Artist Digital Residency – 2022

During this residency, the 12 catalyst artists, who are active in the arts sector in Canada and internationally, will collaboratively reflect on how art can help us to “stay with the trouble” and face the complexities of our current times: to not turn our back to the turmoil of difficult things, while remaining grounded and attentive to what it means to be human within a wider web of relations.

Drawing from their multi-disciplinary practices which include theatre, puppetry, dance, music, clowning and visual arts, the artists are working on how to activate different modes of feeling, thinking, relating and acting as forces of social change that may open up not-yet-imaginable possibilities for co-existence in the future.