Francis O’Shaughnessy

Since 2002, Francis O'Shaughnessy has performed over 125 performances in 22 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. His research questions performative haiku, an artistic approach that claims a strong comeback of idealized love. He acquired a maturity and a notoriety which allowed him to present conferences, to guide artists at the college and university levels and to lead theoretical-practical workshops on action art in Quebec and abroad. Since 2007, he has been artistic director of 20 major events including Art Nomade, an international performance art meeting in Saguenay. Today, he holds a PHD in arts studies and practices from the University of Quebec in Montreal.