Gavin Kroeber

Harvard University

Biography:

Gavin Kroeber’s work as producer encompasses the full spectrum of visual and performing arts as well as social, culinary, touristic and other cultural projects outside of traditional arts disciplines. Kroeber was Producer at Creative Time from 2005 until 2010, where he was instrumental in the realization of several major programs, including Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans(2007), Jeremy Deller’s It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq (2009), and Paul Ramírez Jonas’Key to the City (2010). He is the co-founder of several social projects, among them Boston’sExperience Economies (ongoing), an event-based art platform, and New York’s Umami (People + Food) (2006-10), a volunteer-driven food and conversation series. Originally trained as a stage designer, Kroeber was a co-founder of both the Oakland-based events collaborative Idiot Machine (2001 – 2004) and Portland, OR’s award-winning Constant Theater (1998 – 2000). Kroeber is currently a Masters candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a recipient of the 2011 Harvard GSD Community Service Fellowship for work to be undertaken with the Queens Museum of Art. Projects in development in the Boston area include an interdisciplinary salon based at Harvard and consultancy for the 2012 deCordova Biennial’s public art program.

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