Joakim Stampe (Sweden)
Working with painting, object art and installation, Joakim Stampe has in the last seven years increasingly focused on performance art and has participated in festivals in China, Finland, France, Germany Italy, Macao, Poland, Singapore, USA and Thailand. Being the co-founder and project manager of Live Action Göteborg, the leading international performance art festival in Scandinavia, he is playing an active role for the proliferation and development of performance art in Sweden and Scandinavia.In his work Joakim Stampe deals with issues in contemporary society that touches him, whether it is direct political topics like the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, or George W Bush's' "war on terrorism". Or for that matter on issues like censorship, the art scene and its starsystem, or more personal subject matter, Joakim Stampe is basically a storyteller, through the action and the human identification in performance art.
photo: Chuyia Chia