Paul Couillard has been working as an artist, curator, and cultural theorist since 1985. He has created more than 200 solo and collaborative performance works in 21 countries, often working with his partner Ed Johnson. Couillard was the Performance Art Curator for Fado Performance Inc. from its inception in 1993 until 2007, and is also a founding co-curator of the 7a*11d International Performance Art
Festival, both based in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of Fado’s Canadian Performance Art Legends, a series of books on senior Canadian performance artists. He is currently a doctoral student in the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. His
research is focused on a theoretical examination of the gaps between
the ways we apprehend the world through our senses and the ways we
construct understanding through language.