Alexander Roberts

Alexander Roberts started in music – playing in punk and hardcore bands. It was during that time that he developed an interest in bodies, in the idea that aesthetic movements can also be a political movements, in amateurism as a strategy, in Live Art, performance, dancing and choreography. Now he works predominantly as a curator and as a producer of Live Art. But also sometimes as a dramaturgical advisor, a pedagogue, and as a choreographer (most typically in collaboration with others). Typically his curatorial practice has almost always manifested as independent one–off format–specific programmes. However, there are exceptions. Including  artFart festival 2009 and 2010, as well as Reykjavik Dance Festival 2013. Alexander established a Live Art research and development agency with Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir in Iceland in 2012, and co–founded art collective Choreography Reykjavík that same year. Both are still in operation today.