IRA MELKONYAN works as a theatre maker and a lab analyst for biological drugs. She is one of the founding members of an art group THE RUBBERBODIES COLLECTIVE. Ira often uses domestic chemicals and DIY materials to construct her improvised laboratory set-ups, scenographic and performative experiments. She is curious about harmony and metaphysics, while construction of knowledge similarly remains to be her interest. Ira Melkonyan is originally from Odesa, Ukraine and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.