Nora Chipaumire


Nora Chipaumire is a Zimbabwean performance artist based in NYC. Nora’s work challenges and embraces the stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic. She often utilizes her personal life story to reflect on the profound, creating manifestos for black womanhood, or, to use Nora’s own words, the “Kinglady,” who embarks on a collision course with power, masculinity, sexuality, and whiteness.

Nora was a Princeton University fellow in 2014-2015, a Ford Fellow in 2011, and three times winner of the New York Bessie Award for performance. In 2016 she received the Trisha Mckenzie Memorial Award for her impact on the dance community in Zimbabwe, and in 2018 she is resident at the ICA in Cape Town. Current and ongoing projects include chicken farming in Burkina Faso and creating "living archives" with contemporary dancers in Harare, Zimbabwe.