All posts by ivanlupi

Ivan Lupi (born 1972, Ferrara, Italy). Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the Birmingham University. Since 2001 Lupi has been one of the founders and active member of the collective Amae with which he has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in China, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, United Kingdom. In 2016 Lupi starts his own production as a single performer along with Amae’s series of work. The most recent and relevant events: ‘The Voice and the Lens’ - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London 2014), ‘The slip of the tongue’ - Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana (Venice 2015), ‘Transformations’ by LiVEART.US - Queens Museum (New York 2016), ‘MAKING SPACE’ - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch 2017), ‘Visualeyez Annual Festival of Performance art’ - Latitude 53 Art Gallery (Edmonton 2017), 'PAWA - Performance Art Week Aotearoa' (Wellington 2018) 'Performance Arcade 2019' (Wellington 2019).

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/ 31st March 2020

The ‘X’ diaries

That morning I woke up with sore skin. A new area in my body had been attacked aggressively and I had a high temperature together with the signs of a mild headache.

/ 27th August 2019

‘IMMIGRANTS WELCOME’

From: 'IMMIGRANTS WELCOME' - 13 hours duration performance. A collaboration with Christopher Christ and Mana Timu.Performance Arcade. (Wellington 2019)Credits: John Conly 'The masculine presenting figure exudes an unabashed joy in his own vulnerability that is the antithesis of the toxic...

/ 17th March 2019

‘X’ one to one durational performance

Black 'X' - Limited edition print. Credits: Craig Ray In 'X' the artist stands behind a custom made polling booth and invites the audience to 'secretly' mark his hands with the 'X' symbol using a tattoo machine. Each member can...

/ 27th August 2018

‘ENLIGHTENMENT’

In 'Enlightenment' the artists asks the audience to leave their chairs and come closer to him. Without any form of mirror, he asks them to guide him verbally to place the tattoo machine in the middle of his forehead between...

/ 24th February 2018

‘AN OPEN WOUND’

From: 'An Open Wound', performance in Collaboration with Simon King. Featured in Deep Trash Romance. Working Men's Club, (London 2018). Makeup: Agnė Bučmytė, Costume Design: Zilard Sabo, Picture by Martina O'Shea In 'An open wound', the artist opens a wound...

/ 22nd February 2018

‘BENCH’

From: 'Bench', performance. Featured in 'Visualeyez' annual festival of performance art, curated by Todd Janes. With the support of Laitude 53 art gallery and Edmonton Art Council. Beaver Hills House Park. Edmonton. Canada. Picture by: Sandra Der. Read the article: http://www.visualeyez.org/2017/12/18/ivan-lupi-bench/...

/ 19th October 2017

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7 days durational performance in collaboration with Simon King

/ 11th June 2017

‘SPOTLIGHT’

I stand in a room in the dark. The audience can enter the room one person at a time and contemplate the palms of my hands softly lit by a spotlight. From: 'Spotlight', performance. Featured in the exhibition 'Experimenting with...

/ 9th November 2016

‘An object of study’

“I trust the audience. I don't just consider it merely to be an audience. Once we are in the same room at the same time and we are all focusing on each other, the audience is performing as much as...

/ 26th September 2016