In 2010 Ira was awarded a degree in Microbiology and Virology. Following it, eight years later, there was an MA in Theatre from DAS Graduate School (DasArts) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ira is one of the founding members of the rubberbodies collective (2009) in Malta, where together with a group of people she was an author of visual theatre performances, installations, interventions and publications.
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 from Odessa in Ukraine.