DIGITAL: Sorry I Missed Your Show: Ni’Ja Whitson

Mar 9, 2022, 7:30 pm EST



Whitson will share about their ongoing art/work constellation, The Unarrival Experiments to discuss darkness, ritual, and trans futurity.

About Ni’Ja Whitson

Ni’Ja Whitson (NY/LA), is a United States Artist Fellow, Creative Capital and two-time “Bessie” Award-winning, Queer Nonbinary Trans/mogrifyier, artist, futurist, and culture influencer. Whitson engages a critical intersection of a sacred and conceptual transdiciplinarity in Black, Queer, and Trans-embodiedness. Whitson is an 18th St. Artist in Residence in partnership with Fathomers (Los Angeles), 2021-2023 New York Live Arts Live Feed Artist in Residence, 2020-2021 Center for Performance Research technical resident, featured choreographer of the 2018 CCA Biennial, 2018-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellow, and invited presenter at the 2019 Tanzkongress international festival. Other recent awards include a 2018 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize Shortlist (The Unarrival Experiments), Jerome at Camargo Fellowship, Dance in Process (DiP) Residency, Hedgebrook Fellowship, LMCC Process Space Residency, Bogliasco Fellowship. Commissions have included EMPAC, Yale Dance Lab, Danspace Project, BAM Next Wave Art, American Realness Festival. They are an Associate Professor of experimental choreography at UC Riverside and Artistic Director of The NWA Project.

Through Sorry I Missed Your Show, our screening and discussion series, diverse artists offer in-depth insight into their creative process.

Image Description: A deep-skinned trans artist wearing white is on their hands and knees in front of an aluminum bowl. Their hair drapes over their face and drips water into the bowl.

Photo by Ian Douglas.