My name is Cocovan,
© Romain Boutin
I’m a 31 years old French-Iranian performance artist and former pop musician. I was born and raised in Paris, where I began my artistic journey as a Pop singer at 16, and eventually relocated to the USA in 2010 to pursue my music dreams. After a 10 year career in music - releasing multiple EPs, touring internationally, and working with Pop’s biggest names, I decided to start exploring beyond sound, and with a different art form: performance art.
In 2016, I began “Poetic Interventions” – a series of public art performances-installations. Set up directly in the street, the 8 hour ephemeral pieces, always poetic and dreamy, are meant to enchant the urban environment and disrupt the daily routine with unexpected beauty. Meeting instant success, I decided to put my music career on hold to focus solely on performance art, and take these installations all around the world. Whether sitting on the moon on Paris's infamous Pont des Arts, covering Venice Beach with petals, or laying down on a bed in the streets of London, I’d like to remind everyone that poetry can be found anywhere, especially where you wouldn't think to look.
One of those public installations spontaneously evolved into the ongoing art project, "The World Letter" - as explained on the “about” page.
My works have been performed/exhibited at Art Basel Miami 2017, the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Refinery 29’ 29 Rooms in NY and Los Angeles, “bright” group show in Los Angeles 2019, at l’Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC, Casey Neistat’s 368 studio in NYC,
I have given a TEDx talk at Columbia University, and spoken at the UN headquarters in NYC, or as part of the JED Foundation story sharing program, among other.
I am based between NYC and Paris.
For booking, email here.
From pop singer, to performance art, and uniting 20 000 people on the longest love letter in the world - a crazy journey that started in Paris, my hometown, by way of Los Angeles and now the rest of the world. Wanna hear more?
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