André Lepecki

André Lepecki is a writer and curator. He is Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies, New York University and Artistic Professor, Stockholm University of the Arts. He is author of Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement, currently translated in 10 languages. Lepecki is editor of several anthologies on dance and performance theory including Dance for the Whitechapel series Documents of Contemporary Art. He was chief curator of the festival In Transit *at HKW in 2008 ( and 2009 ( He was the 2008 recipient of the 'Best Performance' award from AICA (USA section) as co-curator and director of the redoing of Allan Kaprow's *18 Happenings in 6 Parts. Since 2014 he has been curating a series of lectures on performance history and theory for MoMA-Warsaw. Selected talks include Museo Reina Sofia, HKW, MoMA, MACBA, Museu de Arte Moderna - Rio de Janeiro, UC Berkeley, École Des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Freie Universität, Princeton University, and UFRJ. His new book Singularities: Dance and Visual Arts in the Age of Performance is forthcoming from Routledge (2016).