Amrita Hepi (AU)
Born 1989, Bundjulung/Ngapuhi (Townsville), Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia & Bangkok, Thailand
Amrita Hepi, artist and choreographer, acknowledges the black and brown female body as an intricate vessel for, and of, historical knowledge. Departing from conventional viewpoints that perceive archives as mere repositories of documentation, or bureaucratic entities, Hepi’s work embraces an alternative. By coalescing fact and fiction, memoir and ethnography, the local and the singular, Hepi revitalises the static notion of the archive into something steeped with potentiality and self discovery. Amrita Hepi’s work has been presented and performed in a range of national and international museums, galleries and festivals.