Anna Martine Whitehead
Anna Martine Whitehead is a Chicago-based artist who uses movement and language to practice escaping planet Earth. Her work has been presented at venues across North America and Europe, including Velocity Dance Center, Watts Towers Art Center, Chicago Cultural Center, AUNTS, Pieter, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, homeLA, CounterPulse, and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. She develops her craft by working in close collaboration with Onye Ozuzu, Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Thomas Teurlai, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, BodyCartography Project, Julien Prévieux, Jesse Hewit, and the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project, among others. Whitehead has written about blackness, queerness, and bodies in action for Art21 Magazine, C Magazine, Frieze, and Art Practical and contributed chapters to a range of publications, most recently Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (Oxford, 2017).