Jean Peters is a writer and performance artist. He studied political science in London and Berlin. Peters founded the media tactical collective Peng!, which regularly infiltrates companies or secret services. Together with Peng, he has exhibited at the Manifesta Biennale, the Athens Biennale and the Berlin Biennale and was awarded the Aachen Peace Prize. He is co-founder of the NGO Seebrücke and the European umbrella association for children and circus education (EYCO), works undercover for the Correctiv research center and published the book If hope dies, it goes on anyway in 2021 at Fischer. In 2017 he received the second best prize at the International Muffin Competiotion, Tokyo and the audience award. Jean Peters teaches among others at the Angewandte in Vienna and the University of Cologne. He lives in Berlin.
Jean Peters was a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from October to November 2021.