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Studio Residency

The Museum of Modern Art

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The first Studio artist-in-residence will be Okwui Okpokwasili (Igbo-Nigerian American, born 1972). Okpokwasili creates multidisciplinary performance pieces that seek to shape and amplify the shared psychic space the audience and performer inhabit, and, by centering the African/African American feminine, to illuminate universal human conditions. Her productions, created in collaboration with acclaimed designer Peter Born, are experimental in form, bringing together elements of dance, theater, and the visual arts.


Studio Residency is organized by Ana Janevski, Curator, Department of Media and Performance, and produced by Lizzie Gorfaine, Producer, and Kate Scherer, Manager, Performance and Live Programs, with Sarah O’Connell, Assistant Performance Coordinator, Performance and Live Programs.


Media and Performance at MoMA is made possible by Hyundai Card.

Major support is provided by The Modern Women’s Fund.


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Okwui Okpokwasili. Poor People’s TV Room (solo). Performed at Lincoln Center Atrium 2015. Photo by Caitlin McCarthy