Gavin Kroeber's projects and writings poach from visual art, urban theory, and performance. He produces curatorial projects, artistic research platforms, and performance events that interrogate the cultural dynamics of power and their expression in the poetics of place. He is a frequent contributor to Art in America and has written for publications such as Afterall, Art in America, Art Journal, and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. He holds a Master of Design Studies in Art, Design, and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was co-founder of the nomadic curatorial platform Experience Economies and Producer at Creative Time from 2005 until 2010.
Written with performance-maker and scholar Robert Quillen Camp, “Postshow Theater” opens with this question: “Why do experimental theater-makers persist in making 'shows'—rather than, say, encounters, parades, meals, businesses, vehicles, protests, games, or vacations?” Moving on from the opening provocation, the essay explores a number of theater artists flirting with formal transgression and proposes a conceptual framework for “postshow” theatrical practice. It was published in 2014 in Yale’s Theater as a preface to the “script” from After the Show (2013).