Jeff Khan is Artistic Director & CEO of Performance Space, Sydney. Originally from Western Australia, Jeff is a curator and writer working across performance, dance and the visual arts with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects and experimental practices. At Performance Space, Jeff oversees the development and delivery of the annual Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, as well as a range of residencies, laboratories and artist development programs.
Performance Space’s programs situate Australian practice in an Asia Pacific context and Jeff has undertaken extensive research across East and South-East Asia in the development of the organisation’s programs, growing an international network of likeminded artists and organisations. From 2006–2010 Jeff was Artistic Director of Next Wave (Melbourne), overseeing the development and delivery of the 2008 and 2010 Next Wave Festivals, as well as Next Wave’s acclaimed Kickstart development program and numerous special projects.
Jeff sat on the international jury of the 2017 Taishin Art Award, and has served on award and assessment panels for organisations and funding bodies including the Australia Council, Create NSW, the National Portrait Gallery and Bundanon Trust. Previously Jeff has held roles and undertaken guest curatorships at Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and John Curtin Gallery (Perth), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York). As a writer, he has contributed texts to numerous publications, exhibition catalogues, magazines and artists’ projects.