Amrita Hepi is an award-winning First Nations artist from Bundjulung (Aus) and Ngāpuhi (NZ) territories, working with dance and choreography through video, the social function of performance spaces, installation and objects.
Utilising hybridity and the extension of choreographic or performative practices, Amrita creates work that considers the body’s relationship to personal histories and the archive.
In 2020 she is a Gertrude Contemporary artist in residence and is currently working with Kaldor Public Art Projects/Serpentine UK as a participating DOit artist. In 2019 she was a commissioned artist for The National: New Australian art 2019 and the recipient of the dance web scholarship to be mentored by Anne Juren, Mette Ingvarsten and Annie Dorsen. In 2018 and again in 2020 she was the recipient of the people's choice award for the Keir Choreographic Award and was also named one of Forbes Asia 30 under 30. Amrita trained at NAISDA and Alvin Ailey NYC.
Amrita has worked with leading Australian dance companies and choreographers including Marrugeku, Force Majeure, The Western Australian Indigenous Dance company (Ochres) Melanie Lane, Bhenji Ra and Victoria Chiu.
Exhibition and performance credits also include MCA, Carriageworks, Tedx, Dark Mofo, PICA, The Lock-Up Newcastle, Sydney Festival, Cement fondu, Sydney Opera House, Theaterformen Germany, Impulstanz Vienna and The John F. Kennedy Centre of performing arts.