Anna Martine Whitehead
FORCE! (our labor has become more important than our silence)
1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
May 11, 2021 - May 18, 2021

Performers: Julian Otis, Ron Ragin, Jenn Freeman, Jasmine Mendoza, and Zachary Nicol.
Video projections each afternoon and evening, visible directly from the street.

Anna Martine Whitehead does performance.

Her work considering a Black queer relationship to time and space has been presented by venues including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; San José Museum of Art; Velocity Dance Center; Links Hall; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has developed her craft working closely with Onye Ozuzu, Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, BodyCartography Project, Julien Prévieux, and the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project, among others. She has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the Graham Foundation, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, 3Arts, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Daring Dances, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Rauschenberg Foundation, and Djerassi. Martine has written about blackness, queerness, and endurance for Art21 Magazine, C Magazine, frieze, Art Practical; and has contributed chapters to a range of publications including Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings (Oxford, 2017). Martine is the author of TREASURE | My Black Rupture (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). She is currently in residence at the University of Chicago Arts + Public Life.

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