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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

2023

May 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Theatre Junction
April 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Installation
A Prequel and Premiere of the Unarrival Experiments—Unconcealment Ceremonies
March 20–April 7, 2023
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Sage Ni’Ja Whitson
January 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Daina Ashbee
January 11–May 12, 2023
Season
January 11—May 12, 2023

2022

December 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Daina Ashbee
November 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Talk
Ricardo Domingeuz & Amy Sara Carroll
November 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Adam Weinert
October 31–November 4, 2022
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Adam Weinert
August 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Time-Based Visual Art
Michael Century
August 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
August 26–December 7, 2022
Season
August 2–4, 2022
Dance/Theater, Residency
August 2, 2022 at 11:28 am
Dance/Theater
As part of NYS DanceForce
June 27–29, 2022
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Adam Weinert
March 14–31, 2022
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Sage Ni’Ja Whitson
February 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
February 7–18, 2022
Dance/Theater, Performance, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
February 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
January 24–February 2, 2022
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Performance
7NMS
January 7–May 31, 2022
Season

2021

August 1–December 17, 2021
Season
March 3, 2021 at 10:00 am
Dance/Theater, Talk
Embracing Duality in Movement Design and Creating New Tools for Expression with Artist-Engineer Teams
January 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Talk
Paige Morgan Johnson
January 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Work in Progress
Annie Saunders & Wild Up
January 25–April 16, 2021
Season

2020

December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
December 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Talk
In conversation with Ashley Ferro-Murray on their upcoming new work, Rest
October 28, 2020–March 31, 2021
Dance/Theater, Residency, Remote Residency
DELIRIOUS DANCES/Edisa Weeks
October 12, 2020–January 25, 2021
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency, Remote Residency
Annie Saunders & Wild Up
October 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
October 1–December 15, 2020
Season
September 18–December 18, 2020
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
September 16–December 25, 2020
Dance/Theater, Residency, Remote Residency
Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener
June 11–21, 2020
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Sage Ni’Ja Whitson
April 22, 2020 at 11:00 am
Dance/Theater, Talk, Commission
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
March 23–April 3, 2020
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
February 25–March 4, 2020
Dance/Theater, Residency
Michelle Ellsworth
February 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Christopher K. Morgan
February 11–23, 2020
Dance/Theater, Residency
Christopher K. Morgan
January 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Talk
Jennifer Rhee
January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
January 23–May 8, 2020
Season
January 13–24, 2020
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi

2019

December 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
December 5–6, 2019
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Talk
Ann Cvetkovich
November 18–27, 2019
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
October 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Talk
Ashon Crawley
October 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Taldans
October 21–30, 2019
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Residency
Taldans
October 21–30, 2019
Dance/Theater, Residency
September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Sydney Skybetter
September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
Talk, Tour
with Vic Brooks and Ashley Ferro-Murray
September 4–December 7, 2019
Season
July 17–23, 2019
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi
April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Findlay//Sandsmark
April 9–19, 2019
Dance/Theater, Residency
Findlay//Sandsmark
March 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Talk
Mel Y. Chen
February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
February 5–10, 2019
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
January 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham
January 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Thomas F. DeFrantz
January 22–April 18, 2019
Season
January 16–28, 2019
Dance/Theater, Residency
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham

2018

November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
November 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
November 5–18, 2018
Dance/Theater, Residency
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
November 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Talk, Workshop
Chris Chafe
November 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Talk, Workshop
Chris Chafe
October 15–20, 2018
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission
Maria Hassabi
October 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
October 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
October 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
October 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Yara Travieso
October 12–13, 2018
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission
Maria Hassabi
October 11–13, 2018
Festival
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
October 7–12, 2018
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Talk
Dawna Ballard
September 19–23, 2018
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
September 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
September 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
September 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
September 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
September 6–December 22, 2018
Season
10th Anniversary Season
August 20–25, 2018
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
July 1–3, 2018
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission, Residency
Maria Hassabi
June 27–30, 2018
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
April 16, 2018–April 27, 2016
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission, Residency
Maria Hassabi
April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater
Ni'Ja Whitson
March 26–April 4, 2018
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
March 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance, Installation
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
March 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance, Installation
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
March 13–21, 2018
Dance/Theater, Performance, Installation, Residency
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Commission
Elena Demyanenko & Erika Mijlin
February 16–March 2, 2018
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Elena Demyanenko & Erika Mijlin
February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Talk
Patrick Keilty
January 16–July 22, 2018
Season

2017

November 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Ali Moini
November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Talk, Demo
Kayla Kinnunen
November 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Talk, Demo
Kayla Kinnunen
October 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Listening Creates an Opening
October 19–28, 2017
Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
October 19–28, 2017
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
October 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress, Performance
Echo/Archive
September 26–October 7, 2017
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Elena Demyanenko & Erika Mijlin
September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Talk
Abigail De Kosnik
September 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
August 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
August 24–September 5, 2017
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
August 21–December 22, 2017
Season
August 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
August 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
May 26–August 16, 2017
Season
April 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Trajal Harrell
April 24–May 3, 2017
Residency
Trajal Harrell
April 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Workshop
Mary Armentrout
April 10–19, 2017
Residency
Mary Armentrout
March 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance, Work in Progress
Andrew Schneider
March 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk
Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design / Susan Kozel
March 27–April 7, 2017
Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
February 21–23, 2017
Residency
Pig Iron Theater Company
February 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Okwui Okpokwasili
February 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
February 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
January 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Talk
Millennials, Hashtag Activism, and the New DIY Movements / Anna Everett
January 17–April 26, 2017
Season
January 2–20, 2017
Residency
Rachel Arianne Ogle

2016

October 18–31, 2016
Commission, Residency
Andrew Schneider
October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Dance/Theater, Talk, Workshop
Naomi Bragin
September 23–30, 2016
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
September 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Dance/Theater, Performance
Jonah Bokaer
August 22–December 16, 2016
Season

Articles / News / Press

Article

June 16, 2022
Cambridge University Press