Malcolm-x Betts

Dim black and white headshot of Malcom-x Betts. They are shirtless, their back facing the camera, their head turned looking into the lens. They are wearing a black brimmed hat.

Malcolm-x Betts is a New York based visual and dance artist who believes that art is a
transformative vehicle that brings people and communities together. His artistic work is rooted in
investigating embodiment for liberation, Black imagination, and directly engaging with
challenges placed on the physical body. He has a community engagement practice allowing
artistic freedom and making art accessible to everyone. Betts developed and presented work at
La MaMa Umbria International in Spoleto, Italy. La Mama NYC, Gibney Dance Center,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Bronx
Museum and Dixon Place. Betts showed excerpts of Midnight Glow: Kinfolk at Brooklyn Arts
Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church and Draftworks at Danspace Project.
Kinfolk Vol 2: Butch Queen was persented by Judson Arts in November 2021. Betts worked on
Bronx Speaks with the Bronx Musuem with undocumented immgrants. Performed in works by
luciana achuga, Jonathan Gonzalez, Snoogybox, Nile Harris and Alex Romania. Betts was a
2018 Artist and Resident with Movement Research.