JOE PAGNAN

Scenographer•Director

 

01 about

I am a scenographer with proficiency in scenic and lighting design. Represented by the Associated Designers of Canada.

Seeking meaning through the pines, I am  honoured to be a part of the global design community. Growing up playing on farms and backwoods around Guelph and Rockwood Ontario; I currently reside with my partner in Toronto, Canada. Actively engaged in exploring emerging performance practice and theory, I was an assistant curator of the 2011 Canadian Exhibition for the Prague Quadrennial of Space and Design (Czech Republic). Once a member of the Young Centre's emerging artist program, I also hold a BFA Honours from Ryerson University. I have since participated in intensive master classes with Universitat Weimar / Theatre Bauhaus (Berlin), OWOW Project (Poland), and Rimini Protokoll (Berlin). Current research hopes to answer the question: Can we define performance space in an unstable or degenerative organic world? I believe performance through experience is vital in understanding the other.

 

Here's to keeping memories of our guides and mentors resonant in the works we touch and the dreams we create. 

 

 


 

 

02 portfolio

 

03 Collaborations

Select past collaborations include:

 Theatre & Dance: Globe Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Sheridan,  Pearle Harbour Presents,  Talk is Free Theatre, Birdland, Citadel + Compagnie, Buddies in Bad Times, Lemontree, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, World Pride Organization, Magnus Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Suburban Beast and Canadian Stage Company.


Exhibitions: Art Gallery of Ontario, Casa Loma, L Space, Small Arms Arts Building, Nuit Blanche, Prague Quadrennial (assistant curator, 2011).

Corporate Design: Secret City Adventures, Hard Rock Café (Toronto)

Educational: Humber College, Sheridan College, Ryerson University, TIFT Youth Mentorship, Arts Live!, Arts N Fusion. 

 

04 contact

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