Adrian Heathfield writes on, curates, and creates performance. He is the author of Out of Now (2008), a monograph on the artist Tehching Hsieh; editor of Ally and Live: Art and Performance (2017); co-editor of Perform, Repeat, Record (2012); and his essays have been translated into ten languages. He conducted the creative research project Curating the Ephemeral (2014–2016) on immaterial art and museal practices; co-directed Performance Matters (2009–2013) on the cultural value of performance; curated Doing Time, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2017; was Artistic Director with the collective freethought of the 2016 Bergen Assembly, Bergen; served as a curatorial adviser and attaché for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2016; and co-curated Live Culture at Tate Modern, London, 2003, among other performance and durational events. He was President of Performance Studies International (2004–2007) and is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Roehampton, London. Heathfield lives and works in London.