Joakim Stampe (b. 1959)
Being the son of two painters, Joakim Stampe, grew up in an artistic enviroment where art and making art was a natural part of life. Working with painting, object art and installation, Joakim has in the last seven years increasingly focused on performance art and has shown more than 100 different performance art works and has participated in performance art festivals / events in more than 20 countries.
In his work Joakim Stampe deals with issues in contemporary society that touch him, whether it is direct political topics like the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, or George W Bush’s’ “war on terrorism”. Or for that matter on issues like censorship, the art scene and its star system, or more personal subject matter, Joakim Stampe is basically a storyteller, through the action and the human identification in performance art.