Stacy Hardy


Short Bio

Stacy Hardy is a writer and researcher, whose work explores questions of embodiment and the deep rooted connection between the personal and the social, the individual body and the larger social body. Her short fiction is regularly published in journals and literary anthologies around the world and she was the winner of the 2018 Brittle Paper Awardfor African Fiction and a finalist in the 2018 Caine Prize.

Her writing is often musical and she regularly collaborates with musicians, including a long term ongoing collaboration with Angolan composer Victor Gama on multimedia musical works that have been performed in
Chicago, Berlin, Lisbon, Luanda, Cape Town, amongst other places. Her experimental performance piece, 'Museum of Lungs', created together with Laila Soliman, and musicians Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, premiered in Johannesburg (2018), followed by dates in Europe, including Kaserne, Basel and Spielart in Munich (2018 - 2019)."  


Opera Prize 2020

Collaborating Artists

Bushra El-Turk


United Kingdom

Laila Soliman

Stage Director


Aida Elkashef

Aida Elkashef

Video Artist



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