• Joakim STAMPE, Sweden

Joakim Stampe, Sweden


Born in 1959, lives and works in Göteborg, Sweden.

Being the son of two painters, Joakim Stampe, grew up in an artistic environment where art and making art was a natural part of life. At the age of 13 he published an illustrated children book “Do adults believe that we children don’t think”, and have ever since been working with visual art. Working with painting, object art and installation, Joakim Stampe has in the last five years increasingly focused on performance art and has participated in festivals in Poland, Finland, France, Italy, Bielorussia, Czech Republic, Singapore, Mexico, China 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 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.

Joakim Stampe. Suède. Images I Never Seen Before. 7a11d - international action art festival. Toronto. 2010. © Henry Chan.