Astrid Peterle is an art historian, freelance author and curator. *1981 in Klagenfurt, based in Vienna. Studies of history and art history in Vienna and Berlin. 2009 doctorate, thesis title „Subversive? Political Potentials of body-representations: Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, Karen Finley, Mette Ingvartsen“. 2005-2008 DOC-Team-scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 2006 visiting scholar at the graduate program of FU Berlin. 2007 visiting scholar at the Tisch School of the Arts/New York University. Articles on performance art, contemporary dance, photography and feminist theory for, amongst other, Women & Performance, Frakcija, n.paradoxa, Tanzjournal, CORPUS, MALMÖ. Member of the curatorial team of the FOTOGALERIE WIEN.