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Okwui Okpokwasili
Oct. 5 — Oct. 12, 2015

Bronx Gothic at Melbourne Festival /
Melbourne, Australia
Somi Music (Photo by: Glynis Carpenter)^3476 Samita Sinha. Photo by Aram Jibilian.^3465 Holoscences (photo: Lars Jan)^497 The Spinning Wheel^3477 Geoff Sobelle (performer) in Holoscenes tank. Image: Lars Jan^497 portrait of myself as my father (Photo: Elise Fitte Duval)^494 Thank You for Coming (Photo by: Maria Baranova)^3475

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fordfoundationthumbnail2.jpg TACAC awarded $200,000 from the Ford Foundation!
These funds will be used to sustain and grow the efforts of The Africa Contemporary Art Consortium (TACAC) – an international network of arts organizations managed by MAPP.

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BronxGothic5IanDouglas20140.jpg Okwui Named NYLA's Resident Artist
Okwui Okpokwasili has been named resident commissioned artist at New York Live Arts. The distinguished two year residency includes nearly $200,000 in direct support.

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OO_Bronx-Gothis-Subpage-30.jpg Okwui Okpokwasili Highlighted in The New Yorker
The New Yorker highlights MAPP-artist Okwui Okpokwasili’s one-woman show “Bronx Gothic” in their "Fall Dance Preview"

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MassIncarcerationImage0.jpg The Kindred Talks at Lincoln Center July 23rd
“What Is Our Creative Response to Mass Incarceration?” THE KINDRED TALKS: Conversations on the Link between Arts and Activism. Join us at the Lincoln Center Atrium at 7:30pm on July 23rd!

New Works

We partner with artists in the development of new work by responding directly and organically to their needs. From bringing together collaborators, to raising funds and commissions, securing creative residencies,  and managing project budgets and timelines, we ensure that artists have the time, resources and expertise to realize their full vision.

Cipher >>>


There is a need for roots. There is a need to uproot the petrifications of the past. There is a need to change everything. CIPHER addresses all these needs at once.”...



“I’m using the aquarium of Holoscenes to weave the unravelling story of water – the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts, into the patterns...


Scaffold Room >>>

Scaffold Room

Scaffold Room is a “lecture-performance-musical” that refracts ideas of the modern vs. archetypal female performer in  American culture. Three performers (Okwui...

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In my first memory of the game, we are running barefoot, uphill on limestone. Baby Doc Duvalier is chillin’ in a mansion in the distance, but here, every boy on my...


Poor People's TV Room >>>

Poor People's TV Room

Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili uses an interdisciplinary, intensely visual and textured lens to look at issues of gender, culture, identity as they are...

The Peculiar Patriot >>>

The Peculiar Patriot

"Honest inner voice of the peeps, ringing with truth, pain, rage and outrage...and humor, delicious humor. All art is on some level artifice, yet art sometimes speaks...


Dramma plastico futurista >>>

Dramma plastico futurista

Dramma plastico futurista is Dan Hurlin’s latest puppet theater work, based on four wordless and never before performed nor translated mini plays, originally written...

Dark Wonderland >>>

Dark Wonderland


A Nighttime Festival of Visionary Performance

June 2015 * Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays * 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.


Take a journey down the rabbit hole,...


Thank You For Coming (Series) >>>

Thank You For Coming (Series)

Thank You For Coming is a series of works which heighten how we experience ourselves in relation to other bodies, other stories, and the spaces we all inhabit, as a...