Ivan Lupi Italy, b. 1972

Since 2001 Ivan has been an active member of the collective Amae and has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in Asia, Europe, Switzerland, Lithuania, United Kingdom, United States, India and South Africa. Highlights of which include '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), 'Visualeyez Annual Festival of Performance art' - Latitude 53 Art Gallery (Edmonton 2017), 'Making Space' - CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch 2018), and 'Performance Arcade' (Wellington 2019).

Across 2018/19 Ivan wowed New Zealand audiences in Matakana, Auckland and Wellington with 'X' - an evocative performance celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage.

Most recently, Ivan's performance of 'A Private Requiem' enthralled visitors to The Vivian in Matakana, and a documentary feature of the event is currently in production.

 

Ivan will perform 'Display' at Scott Lawrie Gallery in November 2020, a unique one-day extension of the performance event originall commissioned by COCA in Christchurch in 2017.

Ivan holds a Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the Birmingham University, UK.