Amrita Hepi (b. 1989, Townsville of Bundjulung/Ngapuhi territories) is an award winning artist. Her practice is concerned with dance as a social function performed within galleries, performance spaces, video art and digital technologies. She engages in forms of historical fiction and hybridity —especially those that arise under empire— to investigate the bodies’ relationship to personal histories and archive.
She was on the forbes list of 30 under 30, has won the people’s choice award twice as part of the prestigious for Keir Choreographic award, and her favourite: FBi radio’s Artist of the year in 2019.
Amrita is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, is a current artist in residence at Gertrude Contemporary and lecturer in dance and visual arts at VCA.
She studied dance at NAISDA and Alvin Ailey New York.