Week of August 15, 2018
Making space for

Ni’Ja Whitson

An award-winning interdisciplinary artist, performer and writer, Ni’Ja Whitson (MFA), has been referred to as “majestic” and “magnetic” by The New York Times, and recognized by Brooklyn Magazine as a culture influencer. They have received honors across disciplines and collaborate with notables in experimental and conventional theatre, dance, visual art and music. Project collaborations include a close partnership with Douglas Ewart, and other leaders such as Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Cynthia Oliver, Charlotte Brathwaite, Sharon Bridgforth, Dianne McIntyre, Regina Taylor, Oliver Lake, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Marjani Forté-Saunders, Baba Israel and Daniel Alexander Jones. Whitson’s work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation individual artist grant and residencies with Hedgebrook, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Bogliasco Study Center in Genoa, Italy.