Resume

Victoria Eleanor Bradford

2233 S Throop St
Mana Contemporary, Studio 412
Chicago, IL 60608

M   337 794 8222
victoria@ahouseunbuilt.com
ahouseunbuilt.com


EDUCATION

School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
MFA, Studio (Performance)
2012    
A House Unbuilt/Everyday a Dance: In Residence
Robin Deacon, Lin Hixson, Werner Herterich

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
BFA, Studio Art (Sculpture)
2002    

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Board of Regents Fellow, Comparative Literature
2004-2006
non-degree


GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2017    Lab Artist Award, Chicago Dancemakers Forum
2016    Theatre and Dance Residency, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
2015    Micro-residency, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
2015    Sponsored Artist, High Concept Labs
2015    Featured Artist, Chicago Artists Month
2015    Affiliate Program, Chicago Architecture Biennial
2014    Individual Artist Program Award, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
2013    HATCH Residency, Chicago Artists’ Coalition 


WRITE-UPS/REVIEWS

“‘Relay of Voices’ telling the story of regional culture,” The Evening Times, May 21, 2018.
http://www.theeveningtimes.com/site/2018/05/21/relay-of-voices-telling-the-story-of-regional-culture/
Joanna Furnans, “SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Unusual offerings heat up summer,” Windy City Times, May 16, 2018.
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/SUMMER-DANCE-SPECIAL-Unusual-offerings-heat-up-summer/62879.html
Lynn Mizner, “Relay of voices: The Great River Run,” AITKINAGE.com, May 15, 2018.
http://www.messagemedia.co/aitkin/community/area_events/relay-of-voices-the-great-river-run/article_34aed072-52e8-11e8-a72b-a7afd7b0f59d.html
Terry Lehrke, “Little Falls asked to be part of ‘Relay of Voices’ as it runs the river summer 2019,” Morrison County Record, May 4, 2018.
https://www.hometownsource.com/morrison_county_record/community/little-falls-asked-to-be-part-of-relay-of-voices/article_da5ad6fa-4fb5-11e8-a474-63369044f336.html
Baiqi Chen, Asha Veal Brisebois, “Victoria Bradford and Xinqi Tao, Neighborhood Dances, Chicago and Shanghai,” EMERGE, Fall 2016/Spring 2017.
http://sites.saic.edu/emerge/fall2016/neighborhood-dances/
Josh Usmani, “Body-Based Womanist Artists and Activists Will Host Creative Event in Detroit Shoreway,” 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
Steve Hendershot, “Cedar Cathedral, Episode 3: Neighborhood Dances,” March 2016.
http://www.cedarcathedral.com/cc3/
Michael Workman, “Preview: Ghost Skirts/Victoria Bradford, Jessica Cornish & Lia Kohl,” New City, November 11, 2015.
http://www.newcitystage.com/2015/11/11/preview-ghost-skirtsvictoria-bradford/#more-36025
“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/
April McCallum, “Meet The Choreographer Bringing The Avant-Garde To The Masses, Victoria Bradford,” 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/ 
Mary Deyoe, “Chicago Gallery News on Chicago Artists Month,” Chicago Gallery News, October 16, 2015.
http://www.chicagogallerynews.com/news/2015/10/chicago-artists-month-2015-the-city-as-studio
Brad Goins, “Neighborhood Dances is ‘Up Front’ with Brad Goins,” Lagniappe, April 30, 2015.
http://bestofswla.com/2015/04/30/neighborhood-dances/
Brad Goins, “Place No. 1,” Lagniappe, December 18, 2014.
http://bestofswla.com/2014/12/18/place-1/
John Guidroz, “‘Place’ open throughout November,” American Press, November 10, 2014.
http://www.americanpress.com/-Place--art-exhibits


COMMISSIONS & INVITATIONS

2018    Performance. Relay, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018    Performance. Relay, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2017    Performance. Neighborhood Dances, Merce Cunningham: Common Time, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016    Performance. DINNER DANCE, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC
2015    Performance. Walking Sculpture 1967-2015, Running with Scissors, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    DUET, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2016    Hiding Lost Things, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2016    Neighborhood Dances, Art Associates Gallery, Lake Charles, LA
2016    Neighborhood Dances, Intervention in Public Spaces, Chicago, IL; Lake Charles, LA; Elsewhere
2016    Neighborhood Dances, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL


COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2016    DUET (Variations), Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2015    Ghost Skirts, High Concept Labs, Chicago, IL
2014    Skirts, Ben Mount Theater, Lake Charles, LA
2014    Skirts, Intervention in Public Spaces, Chicago, IL
014    Murmurings, A Dress Ceases to be Blue…, Design Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013    Uptown Five, I’d Rather Dance With You Than Talk With You, Open House Chicago, Preston Bradley Church; Chicago, IL
2013    Dinner Dance MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2013    Dinner Dance Trailer Park Proyects, Chicago Artists Month, Chicago, IL
2013    Dinner Dance Charlotte, Home of Jeanie and Tom Cottingham, Charlotte, NC
2013    Twelve Variations, Running Begins Elsewhere, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2013    Embody, I’d Rather Dance With You Than Talk With You, Design Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013    Live/Work, Dinner Dance HATCH, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2012    Achy Breaky Heart, Dances to Songs I Hate 2, Links Hall, Chicago, IL
012    LUMEN 2012: Video and Performance Art Festival, Arrivals (Departures), Staten Island, NY
012    PreOccupation, Departures (Arrivals), Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
012    MFA Thesis Exhibition, A House Unbuilt/Everyday a Dance: In Residence, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
012    Dance Films Kino, Preparations /or/ the Hostess, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
012    Midwinter: new performance, video and installation, Inside of Doors, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011    Intimacy Issues, Absent Partners: Old Gold, Carousel Space Project, Chicago, IL
011    Experience is Never Unattached, Lift (a solo, crowded, or clandestine operation), Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
011    Heroic, Please!, Absent Partners: Shaded, Dancing, Blue, Hero, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL


EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2015    PLACE No. 2: Threading the Table, Walnut Grove Post Office and Various Local Residences, Lake Charles, LA
2014    PLACE No. 1: Underneath is a Landscape, Old Social Security Building, Lake Charles, LA
2010    Post-Human//Future Tense, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2008    Pony Fest 2008: Southwest Louisiana’s Premier Music Festival, Historic Central School, Lake Charles, LA
007    Pony Fest 2007: A Celebration of Art, Music, and Culture in the Lake Area, Historic Central School/Downtown Development District, Lake Charles, LA


LECTURES/WORKSHOPOS

2017    Movement from Life: A Workshop with Victoria Bradford, Yvonne Rainer: Embodiment Abstracted, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
2015    BUILDING BLOCKS: Dancing the City: Moving through Non-Traditional Spaces [Panel Discussion], Chicago Architectural Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2015    Neighborhood Dances [Workshop], Chicago Artists Month, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
015    Crossing Boundaries [Performance Lecture], University of Chicago/Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
2013    Gestural Movement [Workshop], University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
013    Dinner Dance [Lecture], University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
013    Method in Action: Contemporary Applications of Performance as Pedagogy in Theater, Dance and Beyond [Performance Lecture with Panel Discussion], Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Orlando, FL
2012    Movement for the Camera [Workshop], School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012-18    Executive/Artistic Director, A House Unbuilt (Movement Laboratory & Archive), Lake Charles, LA—Chicago, IL
2016-18    Project Designer, Amy Cassell Atelier (Interior Architecture & Design), Chicago, IL
2015-16    Program Assistant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
2013-16    Program Director, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Chicago, IL
2013-15     Contributing Editor, Chicago Artists Resource, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2015        Visiting Lecturer, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
2013        Interim Gallery Manager, Defibrillator Performance Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013        Teaching Artist, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, Chicago, IL
2012        Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Sullivan Galleries/Department of Exhibition Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011        Teaching Assistant, Department of Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010        Teaching Assistant, Department of Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2008-09     Deputy Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Dept. of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
2007-08     Executive Director, Poor Pony, Inc. (A Civic Non-profit), Lake Charles, LA
2007-08     Community Relations Coordinator, Louisiana Green Fuels, LLC, Lake Charles, LA
2006-07     Coordinator of Planned Giving and Donor Research, McNeese State University Foundation, Lake Charles, LA