Artist Statement

Anicka Austin is an Atlanta-based artist working primarily with movement and archival material. As an archivist and researcher, she works with the relationship between physical documentation, embodiment, and ephemerality; and the function of beauty in objects and activities used for coping.

 

Artist Bio

Anicka Austin is an Atlanta-based choreographer, performer and archivist curious about the relationship between beauty and function in activities and objects used for coping. In her work as an archivist, she is drawn towards observing the tension between ephemerality and material documentation. She is a 2015-18 Lucky Penny Work Room Artist, 2017 Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts Distinguished Fellow, 2017-18 WonderRoot Walthall Fellow and 2018-2020 Carolina Academic Library Associate. She currently works as Visiting Archivist for the Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade papers at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.