Cristina Galbiati


Cristina is a director, freelance artist and founder of the art project Trickster-p. Since she graduated from the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, interdisciplinarity has been at the heart of her artistic development. Her works have been translated into many languages and performed in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. Her usual working languages include Italian, English, French and Spanish. When she’s not travelling, she lives in her village of Novazzano right at the southern tip of Switzerland.

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Three questions for Cristina

To be or not to be! Have you ever faced this question in your life?

My dilemma was inspired more by The Clash than Shakespeare: “Should I stay or I should go?”. Am I in the right place? Would I have more opportunities if I were to pursue my career elsewhere? Is there an ideal place to be an artist?

Have you ever had pension role models?

Unfortunately not, and that was a problem. Without role models you risk groping around in the dark and making mistakes – or at least being frustrated and wasting valuable time. But now things seem to have improved.

What pensions advice would you offer your younger self?

Don’t waste time and think about it now! Often when you start off as an artist, you push social security to the back of your mind, because all your energy goes into developing a creative identity. But in reality this aspect is essential for building a solid career.

Popular questions

Covid killed off my gigs – what do I do now?

Do I need a full pension plan as a part-time artist?

I don’t know what to tell the tax man? Who can help?