Anna Martine Whitehead
Anna Martine Whitehead is a dancer, teacher, and writer who makes performances. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Social Practice from California College of the Arts. Her work has been presented at numerous venues, including locally at the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as AUNTS in New York City; CounterPULSE and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, HomeLA, Pieter Performance Space, and Watts Towers Art Center in Los Angeles; and San José Museum of Art.
She has developed her craft by working in close collaboration with BodyCartography Project, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, Jesse Hewit, Onye Ozuzu, taisha paggett, Jefferson Pinder, Julien Prévieux, Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, and Thomas Teurlai, among others.
Martine 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, including most recently Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has received generous support from Chances Dances, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and she has been in residence at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Headlands, High Concept Labs, Links Hall, Pivot Arts, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Martine teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and with Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. She is the author of TREASURE | My Black Rupture (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016).