A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Ni'Ja Whitson's Experiments Win the 2019 Creative Capital Award

Ni’Ja Whitson (Degree xx) was given the 2019 Creative Capital Award. With the project funding Whitson is developing The Unarrival Experiments, “an interdisciplinary performance project exploring relationships between astrophysics, cosmology, Blackness, Trans embodiedness and premature death via a notion of the vaporous body.” As a  gender-nonconforming/transmogrifying artist, Whitson brings together African Diasporic practices to experiment with gender, sexuality, race, and spirit.