Ashley Ferro-Murray

Associate Curator, Theater and Dance
Ashley Ferro-Murray in 2018. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC.

Ashley Ferro-Murray is Associate Curator, Theater and Dance here at EMPAC. She is currently adviser for the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, a curator for Body, Image, Movement Biennial of multimedia dance works in Madrid, Spain, and recently taught on the faculty of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institute for Digital Technologies in Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Georgia.

Commissions and co-productions include works by Mallory Catlett, Trajal Harrell, Maria Hassabi, Ali Moini, Andrew Schneider, Alice Sheppard, and Yara Travieso.

Publications include “Transborder Immigrant Tool: Choreographic Resistance in the US-Mexican Borderlands” in HemiPress Gestures and “Technologies of Performance: Machinic Staging and Corporeal Choreographies” in A Cultural History of Theater: The Modern Age published by Bloomsbury Press.

Ferro-Murray holds a PhD in performance studies with emphasis in new media from the University of California, Berkeley.

Curated Events

2019

Findlay//Sandsmark
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham

2018

Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
Chris Chafe
Chris Chafe
Maria Hassabi
Trajal Harrell
Trajal Harrell
Trajal Harrell
Yara Travieso
Maria Hassabi
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Dawna Ballard
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
10th Anniversary Season
Ni'Ja Whitson
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin
Patrick Keilty

2017

Ali Moini
Listening Creates an Opening
Echo/Archive
Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider
Trajal Harrell
Mary Armentrout
Andrew Schneider
Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design / Susan Kozel
Okwui Okpokwasili
Millennials, Hashtag Activism, and the New DIY Movements / Anna Everett

2016

Jonah Bokaer