Jaamil Olawale Kosoko by Erik Carter

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2018-20 Live Feed Artist at New York Live Arts, a 2019 DiP Resident Artist at Gibney, a 2018 National Dance Project Award recipient, a 2017 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2017 Jerome Foundation Artist in Residence at Abrons Arts Center, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. He lectures, speaks, and performs internationally. His previous works #negrophobia (nominated for a 2016 Bessie Award) and Séancers have toured throughout Europe, appearing in major festivals including Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich), among others.

He was Co-Curator of the 2015 Movement Research Spring Festival and the 2015 Dancing While Black performance series at BAAD!; a contributing correspondent for Dance Journal (PHL), the Broad Street Review (PHL), and Critical Correspondence (NYC); a 2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow as a part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; a 2011 Fellow as a part of the DeVos Institute of Art Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and an inaugural graduate member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, where he earned his MA in Curatorial Studies.

Visit jaamil.com for more information.

Faculty,

MELT Winter 2018 Faculty,

Artists of Color Council Former Member,

Studies Project Participant,

Festival Spring 2015 Curator,

MELT Faculty

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Past Classes & Events

MELT – The Transgressive Body

January 13, 2019
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

January 13, 2019
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

Jan 7 – Jan 10, 2019
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MELT—Deconstructing Perceptions

Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2018
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Diversity and Accountability: A conversation with the MR Artists of Color Council

November 02, 2016
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