Associate Artistic Director
Jonathan Camuzeaux is a French-American multidisciplinary artist and climate justice professional. Trained as a musician from a young age, Jonathan started his artistic career as a bassist and composer in France, where he was born and raised. Since leaving France in 2005, Jonathan has created work across artistic disciplines, including through the mediums of music, performance, storytelling, and photography.
Jonathan is the co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Kaimera, with which he creates performances that provide platforms for audiences to come together in dialogue and examine some of the hardest questions our global society faces. He is a former core member and frequent collaborator of the eco-theater company Superhero Clubhouse, and the co-founder of its Sci-Art Lab. In 2012, Jonathan created the project Stack of Fives, a photography exploration of how artists from different disciplines approach storytelling. He is also the bassist for the Cosmic Soul band LadyMoon & The Eclipse and in this capacity has had the honor to share the stage with some of his musical heroes (highlights include opening for Thundercat and Kamasi Washington).
Jonathan’s performance work has been featured at New York’s La MaMa E.T.C., New York Theatre Workshop, and Classic Stage Company, at the Odin Teatret in Denmark, and in public spaces in Oakland (U.S.), Bangalore (India), Saint-Denis (France), and more. Artist Residencies include: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, India; Odin Teatret, Denmark; Catwalk Art Residency; Sally and Don Lucas Arts Program at the Montalvo ArtsCenter; CHIMÈRES Interdisciplinary Residency, Ministry of Culture, France.
Jonathan has spent the last 15 years working in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of environmental policy, climate justice, and international development. He is currently the Director for Justice & Equity Strategy at Environmental Defense Fund, where he works to incorporate global, regional, and local climate justice perspectives and priorities into the organization’s work.
Jonathan has had the privilege to call Italy, India, Argentina, and the United States home, and has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He holds a Master of Jazz History from Bordeaux III University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He spends his time between Jackson Heights (Queens, NYC) and Paris.