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Nov. 18th – The Performance Project: Okwui Okpokwasili

Experience an immersive new performance piece by renowned Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and writer Okwui Okpokwasili.

Fri, Nov 18, 2022, 8:00 PM PST

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Okwui Okpokwasili, renowned American multidisciplinary artist, writer, choreographer and MacArthur Fellow, will debut an immersive performance piece encompassing dance, vocals and dynamic visuals.

About Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performing artist and the inaugural Kravis Studio Resident Artist at MOMA. She is the daughter of Igbo Nigerians who moved to the United States to escape the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s. 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. Her work has been shown in exhibitions at the New Museum and the Hammer. Her commissions, residencies and awards include: 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 Grant in Dance (2014); MOMA; The Young Vic; Tate Modern; the Onassis USA Foundation; and Cap UCLA. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

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About The Performance Project

Hauser & Wirth is proud to present The Performance Project – a new programming initiative, encompassing music, dance, film, readings and public conversations, that showcases performing arts visionaries, both local and global, with a special focus on greater visibility for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices.

On the occasion of the gallery’s 30th anniversary, this initiative was conceived to further foreground the performing arts and will be housed in a newly dedicated space at the gallery’s Downtown LA Arts District location, reaffirming its longstanding commitment to path-breaking creative expression.

All performances will take place at 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.

Photo: Mena Burnette


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