Anicka Austin is an Atlanta-based artist who works primarily with experimental movement and archival material. Ritual from her upbringing in the Southern Primitive Baptist church and a draw towards spiritual movement practices inform her choreographic process. Repetition, endurance and devotion shape a meditative movement vocabulary.  Her work has been presented by Dance Canvas (2022-2023), the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (2021),  Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (WonderRoot Hughley Fellowship, 2018),  Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Fine Arts Gallery (2018), The Lucky Penny (2016-2017),  Fulton County Arts and Culture (2017), and Adult Swim (2017).
Austin has a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a collections processing archivist at Emory University’s Rose Library. Her most recent research examined embodied ways of knowing in Atlanta’s public spaces as the 2021-2022 Art on the Atlanta Beltline Scholar-in-Residence.

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