PERSONA

Performative and audivisual art about the ever developing identity of humans

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"The mask one represents to the world"

We encourage people to think and reflect on how their identity, and that of others, is always developing. Through our art, we show how identities can manifest and are build up with various personas.

Persona as an art platform

Persona was founded by Pieter Desmet and Steffi Mennen, who met eachother at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (ARTESIS). Here, they both studied contemporary dance. After graduating, they decided to put their artistic views together and create Persona. In 2020, Jonathan joined the platform bringing in his expertise in audiovisual art.

FREELANCE DANCER

steffi mennen

Steffi has international experience as a dancer and has worked with renowned names in the industry such as Renan  Martins de Oliveira, Marcelo Moncada, Company Oliveira & Bachtler, Cosmin Manolescu and Tuur Marinus. Next to Persona, she also teaches ballet at Retina Dance Company in Antwerp and gives workshops for LAPvzw. 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jonathan de maeyer

Jonathan has achieved a master in the Fine Arts Photography at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent. He works on autonomous projects but also likes to collaborate with other artists and musicians. His driving force is his  fascination to translate unknown landscapes into photo’s and video’s. 

FREELANCE DANCER

PIETER DESMET

Pieter has worked with people as Ricardo Ambrózio, Lotte Boonstra, De Veerman and BRONKS. Currently he’s working for Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez. He also teaches contemporary dance in professional dance schools in Europe and is a guest teacher at the inclusive Labo (Royal Conservatory of Antwerp).

Interested in our work?

Don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about a project, an idea or just a chat about our platform and artform. The coffee is on us!

© Persona 2020