Jean-Lorin Sterian

Field of Practice:


City, Country:

Bucharest, Romania


2015, 2016, 2017


June 2016 - Sept 2016

Born 1975 in Constanta/Romania.

Jean-Lorin Sterian is a researcher, writer, artist and performer currently based in Bucharest/Romania. He completed his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Spiru Haret University in Bucharest in 1998. He has a master in anthropology from the SNSPA (2009) and a master in »Society, Multimedia, Spectacle« (Center Of Excellence In Image Study, University of Bucharest, 2015). He will start his PhD studies at SNSPA in 2016, researching what he coined to be »homemade« culture.

In 2008 Jean-Lorin Sterian opened the lorgean theatre, the first living-room theater in Romania and since 2014 he manages HomeFest, an arts festival held only in houses and flats. For many years he worked as a journalist for lifestyle magazines. He published several fiction books and one anthropological book related with his experience of turning his house into a public space for performances. Since 2009 he has been interested in performance art and contemporary dance.

Jean-Lorin Sterian worked as a performer for two projects at Venice Biennale, The Sinthome Score (2015, Dora Garcia) and An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale (2013). He also performed his own art project, The parasite socks project, at the 56th Venice Biennale. He created performance shows like We Need To Talk About lorgean (2014), Strip-tease (2013, with Alice Pons) and Zugzwang (2012).

He received fellowships in contemporary dance at The Gathering, Montemor-o-Novo/Portugal (2013) and DanceWeb, Vienna/Austria (2012), as well as a fellowship in literature at Villa Marguerite Yourcenar, Saint-Jans-Cappel/France (2012).