Nora Chipaumire

Updated
8 May 2017

Born in Zimbabwe and based in New York City, Nora Chipaumire creates work that challenges and embraces stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body. She is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Law and holds a MA in dance and MFA in choreography and performance from Mills College. She has studied dance in Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, and the US, and has performed internationally in France, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Zimbabwe, and many other places. Chipaumire is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2015 Doris Duke Artist. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University in 2014-15, a 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts recipient, and 2011 United States Artist Ford Fellow. In 2016 with Center support, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presented Chipaumire’s portrait of myself as my father as part of the Creative Africa exhibition and performance series.