Kristy Edmunds.JPGKristy Edmunds -Executive and Artistic Director, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

An artist, curator and artistic director, Kristy Edmunds is recognized for innovation and depth in the presentation of works by contemporary artists, with a particular emphasis on contemporary performing arts. In her current role at UCLA’s venerated performing arts program, CAP UCLA, Edmunds is shepherding an exciting new era. Under her leadership, the organization has evolved into a creative habitat for supporting artists in the presentation of their work. Edmunds previously served as the Consulting Artistic Director for the Park Avenue Armory in New York from 2009-2012 and prior to that, Artistic Director for the Melbourne International Arts Festival from 2005-2008, the first to serve an unprecedented four-year term. She was the Founding Executive & Artistic Director of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and the TBA Festival (Time Based Art) in Portland, Oregon.

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