Helen Paris

Helen Paris is an award winning artist and writer who has been making performance work for twenty years and is co-artistic director of Curious.

Her solo performances include Family Hold Back which has toured extensively in the UK and internationally, including Sydney Opera House, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theater in Taipei and the Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai.

With Curious, she is currently touring a performance piece the moment I saw you I knew I could love you. The accompanying film Sea Swallow’d has been screened internationally including at the London Short Film Festival, Winterhur Short Film Festival and Hors Pistes at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

In Summer 2011, Curious created an exhibition 14 Lines with Hugo Glendinning and a performance Slipstreaming in Stratford-upon-Avon commissioned by the RSC. She is currently developing a new solo show Best Before End.

Helen is a professor of performance making at Stanford University and Curious are Associate Artists at Colchester Arts Centre. Since 2009, Curious have been artist mentors in the Eastern Region and have run a series of successful artist retreats, the first of which led to the formation of LACE.