Kyle deCamp is a Rome Prize and “Bessie” winning artist who creates and performs works at the crossroads of artistic disciplines, drawing on rich and varied perspectives to explore the interactions of art, history and individual lives. As Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence deCamp will teach a course in the Theatre & Dance department during the Fall 2015 semester, co-teach a course with Associate Professor of Sociology Kesha Moore during the Spring 2016 semester, organize an interdisciplinary symposium in February 2016, bring guest artists to campus, and create and perform new work. deCamp’s office/work space is located in Brothers College room 104 and she can be reached via e-mail at kdecamp@drew.edu.

Her extensively researched projects take a contemporary look at complex cultural artifacts in historic moments, mining ambiguities, contradictions and subjective exchanges. She works with a multiplicity of mediums. Technology is a source, subject and theatrical tool, allowing her to play with different forms of reality onstage. Her projects shape situations for audiences that induce experiences of complicity with the performance.

She is on the faculty of Movement Research and at Barnard/ Columbia Theatre Department where she teaches acting, solo and ensemble composition and performance, improvisation, directs productions and is Senior Thesis Advisor. She has taught undergraduate and graduate dance and theater students at Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, NYU, Fordham University, PARTS Brussels.

Her recent multimedia solo performance URBAN RENEWAL has been presented at Crossing The Line Festival/fiaf in NYC, Theatre de la Cite Paris, Saratoga Film Forum NY, Museum of Contemporary At Santa Barbara CA, Automata Arts LA, Barnard College/Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation NYC, OnEdge Festival Chicago, and University of N. Texas Denton. The piece will be presented at Drew on October 3, 2015.

Her work has been produced in NYC and Europe with support from NYSCA Commissions, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Hermes Foundation New Settings Program, Jerome, Greenwall, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore and Soros Foundations, Franklin Furnace Fund, Arts International, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Matters Inc.. Movement Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center, EMPAC Theater, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Bard Live Arts Lab, New York Theater Workshop, Harvestworks.

She has performed and collaborated with innovative artists including Richard Foreman, John Kelly, John Jesurun, DANCENOISE, Chris Kondek, Builders Association, Richard Move, Dan Hurlin, Janie Gieser, Sharon Hayes, Diller + Scofidio, Karole Armitage, Susan Rethorst, Todd Chandler, Jem Cohen, Ben Rubin, Todd Haynes among many others.

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Urban Renewal, 2013, photographs by Ellie Markovitch. View an excerpt from the piece on Vimeo: Urban Renewal