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Live Art in the UK


Lois Keidan is Co-founder and Director of the Live Art Development Agency, London. The Agency was founded in 1999 to support the proliferation of Live Art practices and critical discourses in the UK and internationally.
Over the last ten years the Agency has responded to the innovative and diverse nature of Live Art by developing an extensive portfolio of resources, professional development initiatives and curatorial and publishing projects.
From 1992 to 1997 she was Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, presenting a year round programme dedicated to supporting and representing new artists, new ideas and new practices from the UK and around the world. Prior to that she was responsible for national policy and provision for Performance Art and interdisciplinary practices at the Arts Council of England.
She contributes articles on Live Art and related issues to a range of UK and international journals and publications and gives presentations at festivals, conferences, colleges, and venues in the UK and internationally. She sits on a number of Boards and Advisory Panels, including Artsadmin (London) and Performa (New York). In 1999 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Dartington College of Arts and in 2009 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Queen Mary, University of London. In 2010 she developed and co-curated ‘Louder than Bombs...’ Art, Action & Activism hosted by the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University.

For more information about the Live Art Development Agency visit www.thisisliveart.co.uk