Curator, writer and dramaturg, Lepecki is Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Lepecki is the author of Exhausting Dance: performance and politics of movement (2006) and also edited the anthologies Of the Presence of the Body (2004), The Senses in Performance with Sally Banes (2007), Planes of Composition: Dance Theory and the Global with Jenn Joy (2010) and the Whitechapel anthology, Dance (2012).
He was curator of the festival Nomadic New York for Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2007) and curator of the 2008 and 2009 editions of the performing arts festival IN TRANSIT, also held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. His co-curatorial and directorial work on Allan Kaprow’s ‘18 Happenings in 6 Parts’ (1959/2006), commissioned by Haus der Künst, Munich, received the International Art Critics Association Award for Best Performance (2008). In 2010 he co-curated with Stephanie Rosenthal the Archive on Dance and Visual Arts since the 1960s for the exhibition ‘MOVE: Choreographing You’, Hayward Gallery, London, and in that same year co-curated with Eleonora Fabião the event ‘Activations, Passages, Processes’, ArtCena Festival, Rio de Janeiro.