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Works in New York City

EDUCATION
2019 
Columbia University, New York, NY
MFA Candidate, Visual Arts

2018 
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Museum Education Practicum, Art Curriculum and Facilitation Design

2016 
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
BA with honors, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

2014 
New York University, New York, NY
EMERGE NYC Emerging Performance Artist Program

RESIDENCIES / FELLOWSHIPS /  AWARDS
2017 
Visual Arts Scholarship, Columbia University School of The Arts, New York, NY

New Jersey Council on The Arts Award, Trenton, NJ

Davis-Putter Scholarship, New York, NY

Astraea Foundation Global Arts Award, New York, NY

This Will Take Time A-I-R, Point Arena, CA

2016
 Stanford Arts Institute Award, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Trans Justice Funding Project Award, New York, NY,

Queer Emerging Artist Residency, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA

2015 
Create Dangerously: Writing for Performance Intensive, JACK Theater, Brooklyn, NY

2014 
EMERGENYC Fellowship, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, New York University, NY, NY

2013 
Community Arts Fellowship,  Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Palo Alto, CA

2009 
Gates Millennium Scholarship, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Washington

COMMISSIONS
2017 
Alt(e)ar, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

SOLO  PERFORMANCES
2018 
Reflections, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

An Intimate Encounter With  Dirt (WIP), Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY

2017 
Reflections (WIP), Center for Performance Research, New York, NY

Reflections (WIP), Voice=Survival, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

Unearthing, Project For Empty Spaces, Newark, NJ

Black W/holes, The College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, Staten Island, NY

Black W/holes, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Black Light Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Unearthing, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Unearthing, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2016 
Where Will The Poor Go, New York, NY

Unearthing (excerpt), HOT! Festival, Dixon Place, New York, NY

Ask For What You Need, New Half Full: An Exhibition of Queer Performance, Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA

Unearthing (excerpt), Qulture Collective, Oakland, CA

Growing Pains, Queer Exceptionality: The News Queers Performance Series, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2015 
Growing Pains,  JACK Theater, Brooklyn, NY

Untitled, Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance, La Mama Experimental Theater Club, New York, New York

2014 Unearthing (excerpt), Raw Honey, La Mama Experimental Theater Club, New York, New York

Trash and Treasure, New York, New York

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE  
2017 
The Observatory with Doreen Garner, Paddles NYC, Sexual Fragments Absent, New York, NY

2016
The Messiah Complex by Nia Witherspoon, Performer, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

And She Would Stand Like That by Harrison Rivers, Performer, The Drama League, New York, NY

2014 
Shade Compositions by Rashaad Newsome, Performer, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Orpheum Theater, Graz, Austria

Knot by Rashaad Newsome, Performer, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2013 
The Symphonic Body by Ann Carlson, Performance Studies International Conference, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA

2012 
Shade Compositions by Rashaad Newsome, Performer, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2011 
Motion Hymnary by Aleta Hayes, Performer, Roble Studio, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

WORK EXPERIENCE
2018 
Faculty, Sadie Nash Leadership Institute at Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ

2018 
Teaching Assistant for Concepts in Visual Art: Performance Course taught by Liz Magic Laser, Columbia University, New York, NY

2014-16 
New Media and Online Communication Coordinator, Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York, NY

2012 
Studio Assistant and Grant Writer, Rashaad Newsome Studio, New York, NY

CURATORIAL AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING  WORK
2017
Organizer and moderator, Revolution ‘67 Film Screening and Discussion, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2014 
Curator, Rebellious Literatures: Our Voices, Our Stories Performance Exhibition and Artist Panel, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2012 
Public Performance Programer, 2nd Annual Bed-Stuy Pride, The Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn, NY

2011 
Art and Public Programming Coordinator, Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Histories Conference, Organizer, Rutgers University-Newark,
Newark, NJ

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
2018
Reflections: Performing BlaQ Queer Archives, Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI

2017 
Panelist, Marlon Riggs & “No Regret”: Disclosure, Performativity, & Legacy: In Conversation with Ni’Ja Whitson and Dr. Tavia Nyong’o,
The 8th Floor, New York, York

Guest Lecturer, Black Studies and the Black Radical Tradition Reading Group, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Guest Lecturer, Intersectional Feminism and Performance Course, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Facilitator, Unearthing Movement and Storytelling Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY

Facilitator, Unearthing Movement and Storytelling Workshop, Project For Empty Spaces, Newark, NJ

Facilitator, Unearthing Movement and Storytelling Workshop, Harriet’s Apothecary Healing Village, Brooklyn, NY

Facilitator, Unearthing Movement and Storytelling Workshop, Words of Fire Conference, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Facilitator, Unearthing Movement and Storytelling Workshop, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

2016 
Facilitator, Moving Through Embodied Trauma, Harriet’s Apothecary Soul Fire Farm Healing Village, Grafton, New York

Facilitator, Moving Through Embodied Trauma: A Black Femme Healing Cypher, Harriet’s Apothecary Healing Village,
Brooklyn, New York

Facilitator, Moving Through Embodied Trauma, Harriet’s Apothecary Healing Village, Brooklyn, New York

2015 
Facilitator, Transforming Pain Into Power: A Black Femme Healing Cypher, Harriet’s Apothecary Healing Village, Brooklyn, New York

Panelist, Reimagining Gender: On AfroFuturism, Abolition, and Liberation, AfroFuturism Conference, The New School University, New
York, NY

Facilitator, Art and Black Queer Liberation, FIERCE!, New York, NY

Panelist, The Future of Genderqueer, Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014 
Facilitator, Built From Bricks: DIY Zine Making, LGBT Youth Summit, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ

2013 
Thesis Presentation, Desire(ing) In Dangerous Times: Black, Queer, and Coming of Age, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Facilitator, Art and Activism: Performing Queer People of Color Resistance, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Facilitator, Performing Black Queer Diaspora, Queer Latino Youth Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

TEXT AND PUBLICATIONS
2017 “A Eulogy for Science Park High,” Medium, Feb 2017

“Femmescapes,” Volume 2, March 2017

2016 
“Why Black People Must Hold On To Our Dreams,”  Black Lives Matter Black Futures Month, The Huffington Post, Feb 2016

2013 
“A Declaration: Towards a New Politics of Sexuality,” The Feminist Wire, Mar 2013

PRESS AND MEDIA
2017 
Meghan Allen, Artist Profile, BuzzFeed News, June 2017

Maya Harder Montaya, “Posture X Paper Celebrates the Gender-Fluid Future,” Paper Magazine and Posture Magazine, June 2017

Hari Ziyad, Artist Profile, AfroPunk, May 2017

Sarah Burke, Artist Profile,” KQED, Feb 2017

2016 
Magnus Rosengarten, “It Is Necessary To Be Able To Dream,” Contemporary& Magazine, Oct 2016

2014 
Darnell Moore, “Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences,” National Public Radio, Dec 2014