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Victoria Bradford, Artistic/Executive Director
Victoria Bradford is a choreographer working through social practice, public art, performance, and installation. She has produced work for the MCA, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, among many other spaces across the country. Victoria understands the body as a physical presence that not only has the power to intervene in systems much larger than itself, but also brings a sense of scale to the paradoxes and conundrums of our times.
In her work as Executive and Artistic Director of movement research company A House Unbuilt, Victoria builds collaborative projects rooted in site-based, response-driven practices. Her current work with Relay of Voices: The Great River Run, among many past projects, ties back to her origins in Coastal Louisiana and the environmental, political, and cultural dialogue specific to that region and places like it.
Victoria studied visual arts, anthropology, and theology at the University of Notre Dame (BFA) and visual arts and performance and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). She has a history in the arts as an organizer, scholar, maker, and administrator, previously founding Poor Pony, a small non-profit that began her public creative practice, then working for the State of Louisiana’s Department of Culture as well as serving as a Board of Regent’s Fellow in Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University. Eventualy she moved to Chicago to earn her MFA and work as Program Director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum.
Victoria is now living and working between Chicago and the Twin Cities to be closer to the river in anticipation of Relay in 2019.