I am Unity: Vitche-boul Ra

The Artist Vitche-boul Ra sits on an outdoor planter, laughing and holding s bunch of sunflowers. Ra is wearing a black jumpsuit, headscarf, light blue open jacket, and silver jewelry.

Photographed by Shanel Edwards for Femme Noire Movement Collective (FNMC)

Unity at the Initiative: a multi-site visual exhibition and at-home experience centering art by and for Queer and Trans Artists of Color. I am:_____ is a blog series to get to know our partners.

Vitche-Boul Ra is a Transhumanist Folk-Theurgist with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (Sculpture concentration) from The University of the Arts [2018]. To develop a performance practice adjacent to the lineage of western sculpture, It also studied dance in the UArts School of Dance directed by Donna Faye Burchfield. Winning the Edna Andrade Travel Scholarship from The University of the Arts in 2017, Ra traveled to Bali, Indonesia to observe/study the movement practices and theatrical vocabularies of Balinese Dance—further re-imagining the priorities of It's practice. In Philadelphia, It has shown solo (+collaborative) works at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi Gallery, Little Berlin Gallery, and Hightide Gallery. In New York, Ra performed in Fridman Gallery’s 5th Anniversary Festival, had work selected for the Center for Performance Research’s Spring Movement Festival 2018, and was curated into the New Dance Alliance's 2019 Performance Mix Festival: 33. 

 

Finish this sentence with a word or two: I am a:_______

slit post blip.

What's the most half-baked hobby you took on since the COVID-19 shutdown?

 

What are you binge-watching?

Girlfriends

What's the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

oop

If you were to create a signature skate move, what would the move involve/look like?

Something with my legs over my head.

Anything you'd like to share with the world?

Be vigilant and stop getting sucked back in.