Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
2012  MFA  School of the Art Institute; Chicago, IL
2002  BFA  University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, IN

GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2016
Theatre and Dance Residency, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago, IL

2015
Micro-residency, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
Sponsored Artist, High Concept Labs
Featured Artist, Chicago Artists Month
Affiliate Program, Chicago Architecture Biennial

2014
Individual Artist Program Award, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

2013
HATCH Residency, Chicago Artists’ Coalition

2008
Cooperative Endeavor Agreement, City of Lake Charles, LA
Event Sponsorship, City of Lake Charles Downtown Development Authority
Tourism Marketing Assistance Grant, Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau
Project Assistance Grant, Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding
Passport Grant, World Cultural Economic Forum
Event Sponsorship, The Brown Foundation

2007
Person of the Year Award, KPLC-TV
Passport Grant, World Cultural Economic Forum
Event Sponsorship, The Brown Foundation

2004-6
Board of Regents Fellow (Comparative Literature), Louisiana State University

2001
Riley Award, University of Notre Dame

WRITE-UPS/REVIEWS

“Victoria Bradford and Xinqi Tao, Neighborhood Dances, Chicago and Shanghai,” Baiqi Chen, Asha Veal Brisebois, EMERGE, Fall 2016/Spring2017.
http://sites.saic.edu/emerge/fall2016/neighborhood-dances/

“Body-Based Womanist Artists and Activists Will Host Creative Event in Detroit Shoreway,” Josh Usmani, SCENE, April 27, 2016.
http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2016/04/27/body-based-womanist-artists-and-activists-will-host-creative-event-in-detroit-shoreway

“Best ongoing improvisational dance project,” Best of Chicago, New City, November 5, 2015.
http://best.newcity.com/2015/11/05/best-ongoing-improvisational-dance-project/

“Preview: Ghost Skirts/Victoria Bradford, Jessica Cornish & Lia Kohl,” Michael Workman, New City, November 11, 2015.
http://www.newcitystage.com/2015/11/11/preview-ghost-skirtsvictoria-bradford/#more-36025

“Meet The Choreographer Bringing The Avant-Garde To The Masses, Victoria Bradford,” April McCallum, The Culture Trip, November 2, 2015
http://www.theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/illinois/articles/meet-the-choreographer-bringing-the-avant-garde-to-the-masses-victoria-bradford/

“‘Neighborhood Dances,’” Brad Goins, Lagniappe, April 30, 2015
http://bestofswla.com/2015/04/30/neighborhood-dances/

“PLACE NO. 1,” Brad Goins, Lagniappe, December 18, 2014
http://bestofswla.com/2014/12/18/place-1/

“‘Place’ open throughout November,” John Guidroz, American Press, November 10, 2014
http://www.americanpress.com/-Place–art-exhibits

SOLO PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS

2016
DUET, Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, IL
Hiding Lost Things, Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, IL

2015
Neighborhood Dances, Art Associates Gallery; Lake Charles, LA
Neighborhood Dances; Chicago, IL
Neighborhood Dances, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery; Chicago, IL

2010
Marking Time, One-Wall Micro Gallery; Chicago, IL

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Obsession, Improvisation, Collaboration, Governors State; University Park, IL

2016
First Saturdays, Mana Contemporary; Chicago, IL

2015
Ghost Skirts, High Concept Labs; Chicago, IL
Chicago Artists Month; Chicago, IL
Crossing Boundaries, Harold Washington College; Chicago, IL

2014
Skirts, Ben Mount Theater; Lake Charles, LA
Skirts; Chicago, IL
Murmurings, Design Cloud Gallery; Chicago, IL

2013
Uptown Five, Open House Chicago, Preston Bradley Church; Chicago, IL
Dinner Dance MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, IL
Chicago Artists Month; Chicago, IL
Dinner Dance Charlotte, Home of Jeanie and Tom Cottingham; Charlotte, NC
Twelve Variations, Chicago Artists Coalition; Chicago, IL
Embody, Design Cloud Gallery; Chicago, IL
Live/Work, Chicago Artists Coalition; Chicago, IL

2012
Dances to Songs I Hate 2, Links Hall; Chicago, IL
LUMEN 2012: Video and Performance Art Festival; Staten Island, NY
PreOccupation, Fine Arts Building; Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Dance Films Kino, Hyde Park Art Center; Chicago, IL
Midwinter: new performance, video and installation, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery; Chicago, IL

2011
“Absent Partners: Old Gold,” Intimacy Issues, Carousel Space Project; Chicago, IL
Experience is Never Unattached, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago,IL
Heroic, Please!, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery; Chicago, IL

2010
All the Best, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
New Blood Performance Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Project Workers, Orange Skin Design Gallery, Chicago, IL. Video Projection for Group Exhibition.

2009
At Close Distance, C33 Gallery, Chicago, IL.

COMMISSIONS

2017
Solo Performance. Merce Cunningham: Common Time, MCA Chicago; Chicago, IL

2016
Collaborative Performance. DINNER DANCE, McColl Center for Art + Innovation; Charlotte, NC

2015
Collaborative Performance. Walking Sculpture 1967-2015, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Lincoln, MA

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2017
“Movement from Life,” (workshop), Yvonne Rainer: Embodiment Abstracted, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015
“Building Blocks: Dancing the City: Moving through Non-Traditional Spaces,” (panel), Chicago Architectural Bienniel Chicago Cultural Center; Chicago, IL
“Neighborhood Dances,”(workshop), Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery; Chicago, IL
“Neighborhood Dances,” (workshop), Crossing Boundaries, University of Chicago/Harold Washington College; Chicago, IL

2014
“Free Swim Lab,” (workshop series), Lake Charles, LA

2013
“Gestural Movement,” (workshop), Visual Arts Certificate Program, University of Chicago
“Dinner dance,” (artist talk), Performing Tableware, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Method in Action: Contemporary applications of performance as pedagogy in theater, dance and beyond,” (panel presentation), Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Orlando, FL

2012
“Movement For The Camera,” (workshop), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011
“E-communications! E-accountability! Egads! Minimizing your exposure in the wired world,” (panel presentation), International Association of Defense Counsel, Winter Conference, Pebble Beach, CA

2010
“Social Media: It’s uses and abuses,” (panel presentation), International Association of Defense Counsel, Corporate Counsel College, Chicago, IL

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016
Curator, Collaborator. PLACE No. 2: Threading the Table, Lake Charles, LA.

2014
Curator. PLACE No. 1: Underneath is a Landscape, Social Security Building, Lake Charles, LA.

2013
Festival Coordinator. BREAKOUT! Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum 10 Year Anniversary Showcase, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Il.

2011
Festival Coordinator. New Blood V Performance Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2010
Curator, Catalogue. Post-Human//Future Tense, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008
Curator/Festival Coordinator. Pony Fest 2008: Southwest Louisiana’s Premier Music Festival, Historic Central School, Lake Charles, LA.

2007
Curator/Festival Coordinator. Pony Fest 2007: A Celebration of Art, Music, and Culture in the Lake Area, Historic Central School/Downtown Development District, Lake Charles, LA.