Samuel Draxler is an artist, writer, and curator based in Brooklyn, NY –

Draxler is the director and co-founder of NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective. Over three years of continuous programming, Draxler has grown NYPAC into a unique institution that provides performance artists with creative opportunities and professional services, aiding them to develop their practices and careers.

NYPAC’s programming and commissions have been covered by a wide range of media outlets, including Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, ARTINFO, OUT, Dazed, Gallerist NY, The Observer, Time Out, Art F City, Complex Art+Design, Helix Queer Performance Network, Next Magazine, Flavorpill, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Artcritical, Bedford + Bowery, DNA Info, and Vice, among others.

NYPAC has collaborated with institutions including Abrons Arts Center, Judson Memorial Church, The Kitchen, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. A full record of programming is available at

Additionally, Draxler is the co-director of La MaMa Galleria, the nonprofit art gallery of the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (founded 1961). In this role, Draxler has encouraged experimental projects that span the visual arts, new media, performance, and education.

Through 2017, Draxler is serving as a Curator-at-Large for the Knockdown Center, Queens.

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