born in Vienna in 1992. Her artistic path led her from dance to acting. Since completing her acting studies at the MUK (with distinction), she has been working as a freelance artist. Her chosen forms of expression include spoken theater, dance, performance, readings, radio and film.
Naemi has performed in several theaters, including Burgtheater, Dschungel Wien, Halle E in MuseumsQuartier (Wiener Festwochen), Odeon Theater (ImPulsTanz Festival), Schauspielhaus Wien, Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Theater Drachengasse, WERK X- Petersplatz, Wiener Konzerthaus, Festspiele Stockerau, the theater festival HIN & WEG and the festival Reloaded (Drama Forum).
Besides being an actress and dancer, she has also worked as a voice-over artist for Buch Wien, Kunstforum Wien, Literaturhaus, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur, for the radio station Ö1 and as a dubbing artist in several films.
Naemi has starred in several short feature films, including “Erzählung von den beiden” (directed by Raoul Bruck), “00:48” (directed by Julia Philomena Baschiera – Diagonale’20). On television she was last seen in “Vienna Blood” (R: Umut Dağ). She initiated and realized the dance films “Heiße Liebe” as well as “Im Getriebe” and is a recipient of the so-called “start-scholarship for Music and Performing Arts” funded by the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
I am the “very hungry caterpillar” of stories. I like to observe people, their habits and facial expressions – in times of the pandemic in the tram or in the zoom call, otherwise rather in the coffee house. I fully immerse myself in observation, imagine their relationships to each other, look for the differences in posture and gesture. This is how I feed my imagination, gather inspiration for creating stage characters or film roles.
But I am not only a static observer, I am a “very hungry caterpillar” that loves to move. And not only in wave-like movements. I love acting, but don’t want to just wait for the next audition, the long-awaited jury decision, or the ultimate script. I am freelancing, and an artist. I initiate my own projects, surrounded by pigeons in the courtyard of my apartment building (“So trauert eine Taube/The mourning of a dove”), in the light installation of an artist friend (“Heiße Liebe/Scoop”), in a sand and gravel pit (“Im Getriebe”/In the gearbox”).
Samples of my last two cinematic works can be found in the gallery. They are collaborations of people from different artistic fields. And precisely these collaborations make the profession so stimulating. The different encounters, the interdisciplinary exchange, savoring the state of being in-between, shaping it independently and enjoying the versatility. This is how I see and live my profession – a profession with many attributions, in which it is easy to overlook the in-between, in which there is often more to discover than one might initially think.
You can see and hear more at my website.
This dance film poetically plays with the entanglement of love, narcissism, loneliness, isolation and technoid irritation – virulent topics in times of lockdowns. It is the collaboration of young women with various artistic backgrounds.
An excerpt from «In the gearbox»
A quarry as a metaphorical space. There is sand in the gears that does not lead to a standstill. Instead of the omnipresent “downshifting”, the focus is on one’s own busyness. Eight minutes of moving bodies. They tell of breathlessness – about the search for hold. Craving to pause and slipping along their own ideas. Over and over again.
An excerpt from the theatre performance «How to protect your internal ecosystem»
A production by ada – artistic dynamic association and Asifism in cooperation with WERK XPetersplatz and VORBRENNER of BRUX / Freies Theater Innsbruck. Director: Miriam Schmidtke / Choreography: Lisa Magnan / 2nd performer: Mimu Merz