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Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray

Curator, Theater and Dance

Ashley Ferro-Murray is Senior Curator for Theater and Dance and joined EMPAC in 2016. Her curatorial practice focuses on expanding histories of performance and technology artworks while supporting artist-centered approaches to media in contemporary performance.

Recent commissions include works by Maria Hassabi, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Su WenChi, and Ni’Ja Whitson.

Most recently, Ferro-Murray has published in TDR: The Drama Review (2022) and has a book chapter forthcoming in Informatics of Domination from Duke UP. She co-teaches Curatorial Theory and Practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently serves on the boards of TURBA: The Journal for Global Practices in Live Arts Curation and Body, Image, Movement Biennial in Madrid, Spain. She has received major awards from The MacArthur Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has served as an advisor for the Institute of Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.

Ferro-Murray holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Events and Residencies

2022

Dance/Theater
Daina Ashbee
Talk
Ricardo Domingeuz & Amy Sara Carroll
Dance/Theater, Commission
Adam Weinert
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Adam Weinert
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
Dance/Theater
As part of NYS DanceForce
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Adam Weinert
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Ni’Ja Whitson
Dance/Theater, Performance
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Performance, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
Season

2021

Season
Dance/Theater, Talk
Embracing Duality in Movement Design and Creating New Tools for Expression with Artist-Engineer Teams
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Work in Progress
Annie Saunders & Wild Up
Season

2020

Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Talk
In conversation with Ashley Ferro-Murray on their upcoming new work, Rest
Dance/Theater, Residency, Remote Residency
DELIRIOUS DANCES/Edisa Weeks
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency, Remote Residency
Annie Saunders & Wild Up
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Season
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Dance/Theater, Residency, Remote Residency
Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Ni’Ja Whitson
Dance/Theater, Talk, Commission
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
Dance/Theater, Residency
Michelle Ellsworth
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Christopher K. Morgan
Dance/Theater, Residency
Christopher K. Morgan
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi

2019

Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
Talk
Ann Cvetkovich
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Talk
Ashon Crawley
Dance/Theater
Taldans
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Residency
Taldans
Dance/Theater, Residency
Dance/Theater, Talk
Sydney Skybetter
Talk, Tour
with Vic Brooks and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi
Dance/Theater
Findlay//Sandsmark
Dance/Theater, Residency
Findlay//Sandsmark
Talk
Mel Y. Chen
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham
Dance/Theater, Talk
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham

2018

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

2017

Dance/Theater, Talk
Ali Moini
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Listening Creates an Opening
Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress, Performance
Echo/Archive
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Elena Demyanenko & Erika Mijlin
Talk
Abigail De Kosnik
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
Season
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
Season
Dance/Theater, Performance
Trajal Harrell
Residency
Trajal Harrell
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Workshop
Mary Armentrout
Residency
Mary Armentrout
Dance/Theater, Performance, Work in Progress
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Talk
Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design / Susan Kozel
Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
Residency
Pig Iron Theater Company
Dance/Theater, Performance
Okwui Okpokwasili
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
Talk
Millennials, Hashtag Activism, and the New DIY Movements / Anna Everett
Season
Residency
Rachel Arianne Ogle

2016

Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Talk, Workshop
Naomi Bragin
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Performance
Jonah Bokaer
Season

Articles / News / Press

Article

June 16, 2022
Cambridge University Press