Ioana Păun

artist in residence May - June 2020, Romania /

I am a contemporary theatre director working and researching internationally, having graduated from Goldsmith, University of London. My work explores the ways humans behave in ferocious political, economic and health circumstances.

Since 2012, I have been working on a visibility platform for the “love industry”, together with artists, journalists and domestic workers from Mexico, Filipines and Romania. For my cultural effort I was nominated for Cultural Inclusion Award as part of the Culture Fund Gala.

My performances and ideas got support from contemporary performance art institutions such as le phénix | scène nationale Valenciennes, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Europalia, Kunstraum Lakeside, CEC ArtsLink, Teatro Luna Chicago, National Theatre Iasi, Ashtar Theatre Palestine, Teatrul Mic, Schauspielhaus Wien, Schaubühne Theatre, Museum for the arts of the 21st century MAXXI Roma, British Council, Onassio Centre in Athens, MNAC Bucharest.

In 2017 I created the Performance Programme at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, producing the work of over many emerging performance artists, mostly from Romania but also from Sweden, Bulgaria, Morocco and Poland. In 2021 I will be conducting an extended research on Persona Studies and marginal artists in collaboration with Stanford University, Pace and Bard College in USA.

Ioana Păun was invited for May - June 2020 - due to the Covid-19 situation the Artist-in-Residence program had to shut down. We are pleased to welcome Ioana for two month in May - June 2021.

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