Artist, curator, and frequent international consultant, Kristy Edmunds is recognized for her innovation in presenting contemporary art in all disciplines. She brings her expertise and depth of knowledge across a variety of art forms and projects to Converge 45’s first two years of programming.

Edmunds is the current Executive and Artistic Director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. She has organized some of the world’s most ambitious performing series, beginning in Portland as founder of PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) and its TBA (Time Based Art) Festival, and continuing on as Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005-2008) and Consulting Artistic Director for the Park Avenue Armory in New York (2009-2012).