Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, PhD is a curator, producer, anthropologist and occasional performing artist who has been working in New York City’s contemporary performance sector since 1999. Before joining LMCC, she served as Director of Development for Performance Space 122. She also served as Co-curator (10 & 09) and Dramaturg (08) for the Prelude Festival. She was Artistic and Development Director for Emerging Artists at 3LD Art & Technology Center from 2007 – 2008. She is on the Board of Directors of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater where she was the Managing and Programming Director from 2004 – 2006. In 2005, she started the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, through which she curated and produced festivals and residencies in 2005 and 2006. In 2010, she completed her PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University. The title of her dissertation was “Tendrils of Lost Time and the Self: An Aesthetic Anthropology of New York City’s “Post”-Avant-Garde”. Part art-historical document, part socio-cultural post-industrial anthropology, her dissertation took a critical look at the socio-economic conditions of a generation of artists coming of professional ‘age’ during the decade from 1999 to 2009 and living at the pioneering-aesthetic edges of New York City’s cultural life, urban landscapes, hybrid economies, and fragmented histories. While completing her dissertation at Columbia, she taught courses on Anarchistic Anthropology and Western ethics and political theory. Before attending Columbia, she received an M.A. from the University of Chicago, was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, received a B.A. from Colby College, and is a proud alumna of Philips Academy (Andover).
Morgan oversees the resource gathering and communication strategies, supporting the President and advancing the organization’s capacity and brand.