Paul Couillard is a performance artist, curator, and teacher. He has created more than 200 solo and collaborative performance works in 23 countries, often working with his partner Ed Johnson. He was the Performance Art Curator for Fado from its inception in 1993 until 2007, and is a founding co-curator of Toronto's 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. He is the editor of Fado’s Canadian Performance Art Legends, a series of books on senior Canadian performance artists, including La Dragu: the Living Art of Margaret Dragu (2002), Ironic to Iconic: the Performance Works of Tanya Mars (2008) and Alain-Martin Richard: Performances, manœuvres et autres hypothèses de disparition / Performances, Manoeuvres and Other Hypotheses for Disappearing (co-edited with French editor Alexandra Liva, co-published with Sagamie édition d'art and Les Causes perdues in©, 2014). Couillard has been a lecturer at McMaster University and the University of Toronto Scarborough, and is a doctoral candidate in the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture.