Trajal Harrell

Performing Arts, 2013

Trajal Harrell’s work has been presented at New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, American Realness Festival, ICA Boston, Danspace Project, Crossing the Line Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, Cornell University and Colorado College, among others. Internationally, his work has toured in France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal and Mexico, and has been presented in international festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques and Festival d’Avignon (France); Impulstanz (Vienna); Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro); and FTA (Montreal), among others. Harrell has also shown work in visual art contexts such as the New Museum, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Margulies Art Warehouse (Miami), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts and Art Basel Miami Beach. He is the recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship and his work Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L) was a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winner for Outstanding Production in 2012.

Awards and Accomplishments


Harrell receives a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award


Harrell receives a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant