Amrita Hepi (AU)

Amrita Hepi - headshot - Open Poses 2023

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.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March