Writer, Performer, Choreographer
Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer, and choreographer. Her experimental performance pieces bring together dance, theater, and the visual arts. Her performance work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the 10th Annual Berlin Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow. She has held residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Rauschenberg Foundation Captiva Residency, and New York Live Arts, where she was a Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist. She is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Okpokwasili is also a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and Doris Duke Artist Award Recipient. In 2020 Okwui Okpokwasili won an Antonyo Award For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf.