Okwui Okpokwasili, Extended Life 2019


Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Manhattan. Okwui builds performance around an ethos of collaboration and experimentation, with most of her work centering the African/African American feminine as a lens into the human condition.
Her performances include:
Adaku’s Revolt
Tilt Festival FIAF/Abron’s Art Center
March 14- March 24, New York City

Poor People’s TV Room Solo
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery/TD The Ready Committment/TO Live
February 2019, Toronto

Poor People’s TV Room Solo
Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance (Part I)
Nottingham Contemporary, October 2018

10th Berlin Biennale
Sitting on A Man’s Head
June – September 2018

Bronx Gothic Documentary
Available on Itunes Released 2016
Okwui is also a recipient of:
2018 MacArthur Fellow
2018-2019 Princeton Hodder Fellow
2018 Doris Duke Award Recipient
2018 Herb Alpert Recipient in Dance
2018 USA Artist Award

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Poor People's TV Room (performers Nehemoyia Young and Katrina Reid, credit Ian Douglas)