Valentina Lacma(nović) is a performer and creator of experimental videos and interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

Her work is based on transcultural research into ritual and liminal spaces. She is specialised in contemporary whirling (non spotted spinning) and trance-inducing movement.

Fluent in five languages, Valentina possesses a Master’s degree in Philosophy/Aesthetic from the University Paris VIII and has studied drama at the prestigious French National Academy of Dramatic Arts (CNSAD) in Paris.

Profound research into ritual vs performance art gave since 2003 a new direction to her work as an art director and performer, ultimately resulting in physically challenging performances and experimental video artwork that settled the base for her recognisable, unique signature.

Since 2008 she has been creating artwork for both white cube and black box type of environments in collaboration with musicians, steadicam expert, sound artists and dancers.

Her performances and video art (distributed by Heure Exquise, France) have been showcased in museums, galleries, festivals and on extraordinary locations such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musée des arts at Métiers in Paris, Museo Centro de Artes de Vanguardia La Neomudéjar in Madrid, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Emanuel Vigeland Museum in Oslo…

Based in Amsterdam, nowadays her main focus is creation of transformative performances mainly inspired by ecofeminism, mythologies and manifestation of archetypes in contemporary world.


Coach for research and performance projects at ACAPA (Academy of Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg, NL) - Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Member of HDLU (Croatian Association of Fine Artists)



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