School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
MFA, Studio (Performance)
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)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Board of Regents Fellow, Comparative Literature
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
“‘Relay of Voices’ telling the story of regional culture,” The Evening Times, May 21, 2018.
Joanna Furnans, “SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Unusual offerings heat up summer,” Windy City Times, May 16, 2018.
Lynn Mizner, “Relay of voices: The Great River Run,” AITKINAGE.com, May 15, 2018.
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.
Baiqi Chen, Asha Veal Brisebois, “Victoria Bradford and Xinqi Tao, Neighborhood Dances, Chicago and Shanghai,” EMERGE, Fall 2016/Spring 2017.
Josh Usmani, “Body-Based Womanist Artists and Activists Will Host Creative Event in Detroit Shoreway,” SCENE, April 27, 2016.
Steve Hendershot, “Cedar Cathedral, Episode 3: Neighborhood Dances,” March 2016.
Michael Workman, “Preview: Ghost Skirts/Victoria Bradford, Jessica Cornish & Lia Kohl,” New City, November 11, 2015.
“Best ongoing improvisational dance project,” Best of Chicago, New City, November 5, 2015.
April McCallum, “Meet The Choreographer Bringing The Avant-Garde To The Masses, Victoria Bradford,” The Culture Trip, November 2, 2015.
Mary Deyoe, “Chicago Gallery News on Chicago Artists Month,” Chicago Gallery News, October 16, 2015.
Brad Goins, “Neighborhood Dances is ‘Up Front’ with Brad Goins,” Lagniappe, April 30, 2015.
Brad Goins, “Place No. 1,” Lagniappe, December 18, 2014.
John Guidroz, “‘Place’ open throughout November,” American Press, November 10, 2014.
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
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
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
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
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
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