Ivan Talijancic is a time-based artist, educator and cultural producer working at the intersection of theater, performance, dance, music, film, video, installation art, new media, fundraising/development, curatorship and journalism in New York City and around the globe. Ivan completed his MFA in Directing from Columbia University / School of the Arts in New York City before co-founding WaxFactory, an international multidisciplinary theater for which he staged performance projects at numerous venues and festivals in New York such as PS122, Abrons Arts Center, Lincoln Center, and internationally at the ICA (London), Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Adelaide Festival (Australia), among others. His first feature film, 416 MINUTES is currently in post-production.
Alongside his work with WaxFactory, Ivan has maintained a dynamic career as an educator, having served on faculties at New York University / Playwrights Horizons Theatre School’s Devised Theatre Program, Barnard College, Brown University etc., and taught workshops nationally and internationally at Towson University (Baltimore), Fundateneo (Venezuela), Centro Julio Le Parc (Argentina), Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), Center for Drama Art (Croatia), among others.. He co-created the MINDFLOCK training method, which he teaches with the choreographer Alexandra Beller, and has recently been named the artistic director of Contemporary Performance Practices at the CCA/Creative Cultural Alliance, a European NGO dedicated to cultural exchanges and life-long-learning initiatives. As a writer, he contributes to several publications, including BOMB magazine, the Brooklyn Rail, HowlRound and Bachtrack (London.)
Learn more about WAXFACTORY (artistic co-directors, Ivan Talijancic + Erika Latta)