Jonas Stampe, the curator and founder of Live Action New York he has established himself on the international scene of performance art. As the co-founder and the curator of three performance art festivals in Europe, Infr'Action - Festival International d'Art Performance in Sète, France, Infr’Action Paris and Live Action Göteborg, as well as of a recently initiated event in China, Guangzhou Live, he has presented more than 200 artists from over 44 countries.
In 2001 and 2003 he was the project manager and curator of the biennial of contemporary art, Ideologia, which in its first edition presented 28 Scandinavian artists and in its second edition 56 artists.
He has been active as an art critic since 1987, writing for different Swedish and Scandinavian newspapers and art magazines on exhibitions on the international art scene and major exhibitions and events like Documenta, the Venice Biennial and the Whitney Biennial of American Art.
He is preparing a Ph.D. in contemporary art history at the University of Lund, Sweden, focusing on post-war European and American art. He has also 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.
Recently he was selected to be one of eight curators of the 10th Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, in August 2009. He was also the curator of a delegation of French artists to the international biennial of performance art LIVE in Vancouver in October 2009