Joseph Keckler

Performing Arts, 2016

Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer and interdisciplinary artist whose works often involve humor, autobiography, cultural observation, and classical images and themes. His performances have been presented by SXSW, New Museum, Goethe Institut, Issue Project Room, BAM, PEN American Center, and various other institutions in the U.S. and Europe. He has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck and his performance piece I am an Opera was commissioned by Dixon Place. In 2013 The Village Voice named him "Best Downtown Performance Artist." The recipient of a NYFA Interdisciplinary Fellowship and Franklin Furnace grant, he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell, was the 2015/2016 Witt Artist in Residence at The University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, and is currently in residence with Times Square Arts Alliance.  He sometimes writes freelance about contemporary art for publications such as VICE and he recently made his off-Broadway debut as Chaliapin in Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater. He is currently working on a book and an album.