The International Performance Association (IPA)
The International Performance Association (IPA) is an expanding network of process oriented artists, devoted to cultural awareness through the professional practice of performance art. IPA strives to provide a platform for such artists from all over the globe to exchange ideas and initiate progress in the world of performance art. Founded as IPAH e.V. in 2006, we have formed a series of workshops, performance festivals and meetings that encourage the development of participants‘ artistic endeavors. In 2012 the original organization was split. IPAH e.V. still remains in Hildesheim/Germany. The original IPAH Summercamp and the Platform For Young Performance Artists is from now on organized by IPA, seated in Hanau/Germany, under the new title IPA Summer. In 2012, IPA Istanbul was established as partner organizations.
Jolanda Jansen, NLIPA The Hague 2017
Jolanda Jansen studied art at the Royal Academie of Art in The Hague. After this, she undertook a Masters degree at DAI; The Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. Since 2007 she has been an artist in Video and Performance Art. In 2007 she established with 3 other artists in The Hague, the art collective; ‘stichting STeC’. Their organization strives to make Site Specific projects at original spaces. They collaborated, amongst others, with id11 in the Flatland project in Delft, a site-specific project. They presented the initiative at the ArtPie (Kunstvlaai) in Amsterdam. In 2009, Jansen was selected to participate in the Mentoring Program for emerging artists and curators of Cultuur en Ondernemen where she worked with as mentor, the artist Ulay. During one of her artistic projectS, she met Lisetteh and after this they initiated the P.S. Performance Festival in The Hague in 2015. She has made several trips to do workshops in Europe to deepen her experience and grow artistically; PAS studies, by Johannes Deimling (Ge), IPA by performance duo Vest And Page (Ge/It) and a workshop by performance duo Zierle & Carter (Uk).
Lisetteh, NLIPA The Hague 2017
Lisetteh studied fine arts at the academie for visual arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Cleveland College Fine Arts Middlesbrough, UK and Academie of fine arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Since 1997 she has worked as a visual artist in especially drawing, graphic art, installations and life installations, collage/assemblage. In 1998-2004 she worked as an artist in Antwerp and Mechelen and produced and curated her first Art shows. When she moved to TAC Eindhoven in 2005 she met new artists with whom she undertook interesting art projects.(such as the "verstand van smaak" series in different cities of Holland and abroard) on moving back to 's-Hertogenbosch she started working with bART and CBK 's-Hertogenbosch. She started up some new Art projects about collaborations between different artists in different disciplines. This travelled around in the south of Holland ( "Match", ) and she created the first "Big Draw" in 's-Hertogenbosch), this is where she met Jolanda Jansen and out of this grew among other things the collaboration for P.S. Performance Festival the Haque, in 2015.
Eva MartinoIPA Bristol 2015, Creative Producer
Fay StevensIPA Bristol 2015, Curator
Valentina ChiritaIPA Bucharest 2014, Coordinator
Irinel AnghelIPA Bucharest 2014, Event Coordinator
Alexandra SutruIPA Bucharest 2014, PR
Burçak KonukmanIPA İstanbul Director - artist
Co-Founder member of maumau artist in residency İstanbul. Member of "Artikişler Art Collective" and Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association. Guest editor at Mondaynews-Berlin. Co-Founder of the International Performance Association (IPA) İstanbul and the Platform For Young Performance Artists İstanbul.
Özge ÇelikaslanIPA Istanbul Coordinator
Hatice UtkanIPA Istanbul - Freelance Writer and journalist
Hatice Utkan is a freelance writer and journalist. She is currently working at Hürriyet Daily News as an arts and culture editor. She is also continuing her academic reaserach on museum studies. She has invloved in writing articles on and about IPA (Germany-Turkey) to different papers and also organized conference events of the association in Istanbul.
Mehmet KahramannIpa Istanbul Event Coordinator – Art Historian / Curator
Coordinator of artists relations of Mixer Artgallery. Member of Diyalog Association and Koza Visual Culture Arts Association. Independent art critic and curator based in Istanbul. Responsible for the events and activities for IPA (International Performance Association) and the Festival of Young Performance Artists.