Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez (he/him) is a choreographer, music artist, writer, visual artist, educator, podcaster, community advocate, and Feldenkrais Method practitioner living between Lenape/Canarsie land colonially known as Brooklyn, NY and Tongva and Gabrielino land in the area colonially known as Los Angeles, CA. His work centers attention as a material form and as a means to unravel normative belief systems. He creates empathetic and irreverent spaces for QTPOC folx (including himself) to dream and find agency. His strategies include, as Siobhan Burke has written in The New York Times, “trenchant, darkly funny structural critiques, addressing the faults in the very systems that undergird his artmaking.” His work has been presented nationally and internationally in venues such as Festival d’Automne/Paris, the Walker Art Center, and in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, four NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, and a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. He is an Associate Professor of Choreography at UCLA in the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where he also serves as Vice Chair for the MFA in Choreographic Inquiry.

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