Andrea Kleine

Andrea Kleine has been described as an “enigmatic and eccentric” (The New York Times), “brainy, allusive Downtown artist” (Village Voice), whose work is “wry, poignant” (The New York Times) and “something like genius” (ArtVoice). Her hybrid performance pieces have been presented at The Chocolate Factory Theater, PS122, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, Walker Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, The Kitchen, and many other places. For several years she abandoned performance and then returned in 2014 with a commission from The Chocolate Factory Theater: SCREENING ROOM, OR, THE RETURN OF ANDREA KLEINE (AS REVEALED THROUGH A RE-ENACTMENT OF A 1977 TELEVISION PROGRAM ABOUT A ‘LONG AND BAFFLING’ FILM BY YVONNE RAINER). She has received numerous commissions, grants, and awards including support from the Jerome Foundation, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the Fox/Samuels Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Slamdance Film Festival, IFP Market, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Music Fund, among others. She has been a Movement Research artist-in-residence, a Mabou Mines artist-in-residence, a Montalvo Art Center literary fellow, and a Hermitage Artist fellow. She has received five MacDowell Colony fellowships and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship award. Kleine’s critical writing has been published in Bomb, Literary Hub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and on her blog, The Dancers Will Win. Her debut novel, CALF, was published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press and was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2015.