Joseph Lefthand

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Joseph Lefthand

  • January – December 2022
  • Chicago, IL

Joseph Lefthand is an artist, administrator, and cultural advocate based in Chicago. Descended from the Cheyenne-Arapaho, Taos, and Zuni tribes, Lefthand works at the intersection of art and social practice, exploring the role of embodiment, “performance-as-theory”, and communal inquiry as sustainable modes of discourse when confronting institutional and historic systems of violence. His current research imagines contemporary, traditional, and hybrid forms of performance and dance as catalytic to shared resilience and cultural resistance.