Ivan Talijancic is a multidisciplinary artist: director, choreographer, visual and graphic designer, video- and film-maker, curator and journalist. Along with Erika Latta, he is the co-founder of WaxFactory. Some of his WaxFactory directing credits include BLIND.NESS, …SHE SAID, QUARTET v4.0, X, and LADYFROMTHESEA, a site specific installation/performance staged at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn (“most inovative production of the year”, 2001 Worldwide Critics Survey, Ballet-Tanz International magazine.) Ivan has received his MFA in Directing from Columbia University, he is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop, and a former fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany.) His work has been presented at numerous international venues and festivals such as the ICA/Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon), SommerSzene (Salzburg, Austria), OLTRE90 (Milan, Italy), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland), FIT/Festival Internacional de Teatro (Caracas, Venezuela), MESS (Sarajevo, Bosnia) and Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana, Slovenia), among others. His current work, 416 MINUTES, is a cross-platform project which is simultaneously being developed as a feature film and a live performance. He is a 2013-2015 artist in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat (Florida) and a 2014 fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy).