Jonas Stampe, the artistic director and co-founder of Infr’Action Paris, have an established position on the international scene of performance art. Since 2005 he has been the co-curator of the major European performance art festival Infr'Action - Festival International d'Art Performance in Sète. He is furthermore the curator of Live Action in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2009 as well as of Live Action New York. He is also the founder and curator of Guangzhou Live (since 2010) and Infr'Action Venezia (since 2011).
He has presented more than 300 action artists from over 48 countries.
Basically an art historian and theorician, Jonas Stampe is also an experienced project manager, having founded and curated a major biennial of contemporary Scandinavian art, Ideologia, at the art center Röda Sten in Gothenburg, Sweden. A contemporary art biennial featuring artists working in all kind of media, like painting, photo, video, installation, net art, sculpture, and performance. Showcasing in its first edition in 2001 28 artists, and in its second edition in 2003 56 contemporary artists.
Jonas Stampe has further been active as an art critic since 1987, writing extensively for different Swedish and Scandinavian newspapers and art magazines on exhibitions on the international art scene and major events like Documenta, the Venice Biennial or the Whitney Biennial of American Art.
He is a preparing his Ph.D. in contemporary art history at the University of Lund, Sweden, focusing on post-war European and American art. He has studied art theory at l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris under the direction of Hubert Damisch. While being a theorician, his specialization is on European and American post-war art of the period 1944-1965.
In 2009 he was selected to be one of eight curators of the 10th Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, which took place in August and September. He was also curating a delegation of French artists taking part in the international biennial of performance art LIVE which took place in Vancouver in October 2009.