Benji Hart is a Chicago-based author, educator, and artist whose work centers Black radicalism, queer liberation, and prison abolition. Their words have appeared in numerous anthologies, and been published at Time, Teen Vogue, The Advocate, and elsewhere. They have led popular education and arts-based workshops for organizations internationally, including the American Repertory Theater, Young Chicago Authors, and Project NIA. They have read at the Guild Literary Complex, Women & Children First, and the Hairpin Arts Center. Their performances have been featured at La Goyco, Santurce (2022); the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2021); and Den Frie, Copenhagen (2021). They have been a 3Arts fellow with the Rauschenberg Foundation and MacDowell, and are a 2023 Lab Artist with Chicago Dancemakers Forum.
Benji Hart has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $5,630 raised of $5,000 goal
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- 3Arts matched
- 113% funded
Focusing on the dance forms of bomba and vogue, I am organizing a creative exchange among Black artists in Chicago and Puerto Rico to learn from and interrogate the ways in which gender and sexuality impact Black diasporic traditions. Our …Read more about Black Performance Exchange