Imagining Digital | Deeper Lecture: Okwui Okpokwasili

Nov. 1, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT

$15 – $20

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Early Bird Price Through August 31: $15
General Price: $20

Okpokwasili’s work in performance is always a deeper journey. Tonight, she embraces the idea of “Deeper Lecture” as a way to look at how current societal challenges beckon the artist deeper into imagination, process, community, and possibilities. Reflecting on her explorations in movement and sonic space, she will offer thoughts on memory, rootedness, and the restoration of broken lineages.

About Okwui Okpokwasili 

Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. Her work includes two Bessie Award winning productions: Pent-Up: a revenge dance and Bronx Gothic. Other productions include Poor People’s TV Room, and Adaku’s Revolt. She was the “Lady in Green” in the Public Theater’s revival of “For Colored Girls..”Okpokwasilirecently co-curated the Danspace Project Platform “Utterances From the Chorus”. Her installation work has been featured in exhibitions at the New Museum and the Hammer in L.A. She is currently the inaugural Kravis studio resident artist at MOMA. Her commissions, Residencies and awards: 10th Annual Berlin Biennale Commission, 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award in Contemporary Dance, 2018 USA Artist Fellow, 2018 Princeton Hodder Fellow, 2018 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, LMCC’s Extended Life Program (2013-2016, 2019); The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Artist Grantin Dance (2014), MOMA, The Young Vic, Tate Modern, the OnassisUSA Foundation, and CapUCLA. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

We encourage you to join this digital event in real time to participate in discussion and artist Q&As! However, if you are unable to join us at the time of the event, the full recording will be made available to all attendees 48 hours after the live event. Patrons will have access to that recording for 10 days via Gibney’s Vimeo account.

The Deeper Lecture series, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa features talks or other interactive discourse events designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential, and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities and activism.

Photo by Michael Avelon.