Jana Romanova is a multidisciplinary artist inspired by misunderstandings. She works with performance and game practices, using photography and video as tools to discover gaps between what we say and what we do. She takes these breaches in communication as possibilities for being together, whatever that could mean.

Her long-term projects were exhibited at various international exhibitions and festivals such as Copenhagen PhotoFestival (Denmark), Format (Derby, UK), Chobi Mela (Dakha, Bangladesh), Cortona on the Move (Italy), Encontros da Imagem (Braga, Portugal), the Backlight Festival (Tampere, Finland), Encuentros Abietros Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and many others, and she’s got several prizes and honourable mentions in photography and art all over the world. 

Before becoming an artist, for about nine years Jana has been active as a game designer for live-action role-playing games (LARP), developing both intimate (up to 5 players) and large-scale (around 200 players) experiences. Currently she is researching how different game mechanics and ways of working with games and playfulness can be a part of an artistic practice.

Currently she is teaching at MA “Photography and Society” a practical course on creating public impact, organises The Movement Lab and an IST course in analogue game design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) along with working on her personal projects. She is a graduate of MA “Photography and Society” at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

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