Photo by Johanna Gilje

Lindsey Drury is a researcher, artist, and educator. She lives in Berlin where she works on performance history and digital research methods as a postdoc within the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective”. Her research has been funded by an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, the German Academic Exchange Service / Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FUBright), and with a Graduate Research Fellowship (University of Utah). Her artistic practice has been supported by the Queens Art Fund, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and through residencies at Pioneer Works, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gibney Dance, and Cora Dance in New York City. Drury’s performance works have been called “performance from an unknown civilization” (Hyperallergic), “compelling new performance” (Huffington Post), and as “staging the death of patriarchal modernism” (PAJ, MIT Press). 

Drury was based in New York City between 2008-2015, where she co-founded the Woods Cooperative (an artist-run rehearsal and performance space in Queens), initiated the feminist working group No Wave Performance Task Force (2012-2018), and presented works at the Queens Museum, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Momenta Art, Chashama, The Chocolate Factory’s Throw series, St Mark’s Church, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Issue Project Room, Panoply Performance Lab, the BoCoCa Arts Festival, Bushwick’s SITE Festival, Judson Church, Cunningham Studio, Chen Dance Center,  Gibney Dance, Dance New Amsterdam, and elsewhere. Drury’s performances have been featured in various showings at venues around the world: In Budapest (SoloDuo Festival), Helsinki (CARPA, University of the Arts); in Germany at Grüntaler9 and Theater Discounter in Berlin and as a part of PLAY/III – Video- & Performance-Festival and Community Art Team in Cologne; in and Mexico at Universidad de las Américas Puebla.  

Lindsey holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Performance from Western Washington University (Fairhaven College), an MA in Liberal Studies with a focus in Body and Historicity from the City University of New York, and a PhD in Early Modern Studies from a consortium Erasmus Mundus programme “Text and Event in Early Modern Europe”, where she was hosted by the University of Kent at Canterbury and the Freie Universität Berlin. 


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