Performative exbition by jean-lorin sterian

With Exuviation, Jean-Lorin Sterian creates a living fresco of his life, in which no distinction is made between visitors and exhibits.

"Certain periods of one's life are tied to a particular jacket or pair of shoes. Since beginning Exuviation, I know where most of my old clothes are because I purposely left them in emotionally significant places. In 2021, after spending a month at an art residency in Pristina, I left the apartment I was living in without realizing I hadn't left any garments behind. I understood then that the project was over. Some journeys end before you even realize it." ( 𝐉𝐞𝐚𝐧-𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧)


Jean-Lorin Sterian is a researcher, writer, artist, and performer currently based in Bucharest. He has a master in anthropology from the SNSPA Faculty (2009) and a master in "Society, Multimedia, Spectacle" (CESI, 2015) and a PhD in social sciences, researching what he coined to be "homemade" culture.

In 2008 he opened the lorgean theatre, the first living-room theater in Romania and since 2014 he manages "HomeFest", a performing arts festival held only in houses and flats. He published several fiction books and he performs regularly with his art band pj.lo & the accidentals.. Since 2009 he has been interested in performance and visual art.

Jean-Lorin Sterian worked as a performer for two projects at "An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale” (2013) and "The Sinthome Score" (2015, Dora Garcia) when he also performed his own independent art project, "The parasite socks project", as a statement against the biennale. He created performance shows like "We Need To Talk About lorgean" (2014), "Strip-tease" (2013, with Alice Pons) and "Zugzwang" (2012). In 2016-2017 he was a fellow at Schloss Akademie Solitude.

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the European Echoes Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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HEI - House of European Institutes

HEI - House of European Institutes