Yan Duyvendak, originally from the Netherlands, lives in Geneva and Marseille.
Trained at the École cantonale d’art du Valais and the École supérieure d'art visuel de Genève, his career as a performance artist began in 1995 with the staging of his first work of live art. Since then, he has produced a chain of creations and performances at venues including the Fondation Cartier, Paris / EXIT performing arts festival in Helsinki / Art Unlimited Basel / Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid / Ménagerie de verre, Paris / Vooruit, Ghent / Festival d’Avignon / Theaterspektakel, Zurich / TheaterFormen festival, Hannover / CDN de Montreuil / Wiener Festwochen / Foreign Affairs, Berliner Festspielen. In the course of the years, he has increasingly become a point of reference in Swiss and European art. Besides his activities as an artist, he worked as the coordinator of the “art/action” program at the Haute Ecole d’Art et Design (HEAD) in Geneva, from 2004 to 2014.