EDUCATION

2007  New York University. Gallatin School of Individualized Study. B.A. 

AFFILIATIONS

2011 - PRESENT   Colored Girls Hustle

2012 - 2020           Echoing Ida

2014 - 2019           Harriet's Apothecary

2008 - 2014           The Doula Project

PROJECTS

2020    Birth Justice Podcast NYC

2021    II XI XX (two | eleven | twenty): A Biomythography Project

2021    Pleasure Rituals 

2021    The Invitation

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

2021    "Pleasure Rituals | An Invitation" Cultivating Joy and Collective Restoration Conference. Harvard University. Virtual

2020    "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" Black Lives Matter Teach-In. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY

RESIDENCIES | FELLOWSHIPS | GRANTS | AWARDS

2020   Sound Up. Spotify

2020   A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

2019   NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Public Artist in Residence. Bronx, NY

2019   Maynor-Biggers Artist Fund. Hampton, VA

2017   Dixon Place. Artist-in-Residence. NY, NY

2017   New York Foundation for the Arts. Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Artists of Color. NY, NY

2016   Denmark Arts Center Residency. Denmark, ME

2015   Fall Space Grant. Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Brooklyn, NY

2014   EMERGENYC. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. NY, NY

2014   Create Change Fellowship. Laundromat Project. NY, NY

EXHIBITIONS

2019   "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" (iteration 3) Art League Houston. Houston, TX

2019   "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" (iteration 2) Practice Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

2019   "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" (iteration 1) George Washington Carver Museum. Austin, TX

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" No Longer Empty. King's County Hospital. Brooklyn, NY

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Philbrook Museum. Tulsa, OK

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Fair. Spinello Projects. Miami, FL

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Equity Gallery. NY, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" SPRING/BREAK Art Show. NY, NY

2015   "This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" STooPS. Brooklyn, NY

2015   "This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Gallatin Arts Festival at New York University. NY, NY

2015   "This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" La Mama Theater. NY, NY

SCREENINGS

2021   "Pleasure Rituals | An Invitation" Keynote Presentation. Cultivating Joy and Collective Restoration Conference. Harvard University

2021   "Pleasure Rituals: An Invitation | Orgasmic Bathing, A Venus Day Ritual" Poetic License Festival: A Feeling Good Ritual. Virtual

2021   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Healing the Black Body, Community Ritual. Virtual

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Athens Festival of Queer Performance. Athens, Greece

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Women to the Front. New York, NY

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Luminal Theater. Brooklyn, NY

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Rhodes College. Memphis, TN

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Women's Arts Festival. Philadelphia, PA

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" African American Art and Culture Complex. San Francisco, CA

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" The Wexner Center for Arts. Columbus, OH

2018   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Gotham Experience. New York, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Kelly Street Collaborative. Bronx, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Dance on Film. Richard Beavers Gallery. Brooklyn, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Magic Shorts Festival. Washington, DC

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Queer Healing Films. Raumerweiterungshalle. Berlin, Germany

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Queer Brooklyn on Film. Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Her Dream Deferred. Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" SPARK Spring Film Festival. Brooklyn, NY

2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering" Black Artstory Month. Brooklyn, NY

SOLO PERFORMANCES (VIRTUAL)

Pleasure Rituals 

04.2021   Poetic License Festival: A Feeling Good Ritual

04.2021   Cultivating Joy and Collective Restoration. Harvard University Graduate Student Conference

SOLO PERFORMANCES

 

The Bag Lady Manifesta

04.2019   Fusebox Festival. George Washington Carver Museum. Austin, TX

12.2018   FREE! (excerpt). Miami, FL

11.2018  Afterglow at Oberon. The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Boston, MA

11.2018  The Late Nite Series at Pillsbury House Theater. Minneapolis, MN

10. 2018  The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA

09.2018   Rhodes College. Memphis, TN

09.2018   Philbrook Museum. Tulsa, OK

05.2018   Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. Seattle, WA

05.2018   TRANS-Ville (excerpt). New York, NY

11.2017   Five Myles Gallery (excerpt). Brooklyn, NY

09.2017   Dixon Place. NY, NY

11.2016   Submerge: will you? (work-in-progress presentation) Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Brooklyn, NY

Is it a Crime

03.2020   The Noire Pageant. House of Yes. Brooklyn, NY

Gonna Make You Mine

11.2017   Golden Lady Burlesque. New York, NY

09.2017   SHADES of Burlesque. Brooklyn, NY

08.2017   House of Whimsy. Spiegeltent. Bard College. Annandale on Hudson, NY

06.2017   SHADES of Burlesque. Brooklyn, NY

06.2017   Switch N' Play. Brooklyn, NY

04.2017   Sweet Fantasy Burlesque. Cobra Club. Brooklyn, NY

04.2017   Perle Noire Presents Perlesque. Drom. NY, NY

Of Grief and Water

06.2016   Denmark Arts Center. Denmark, ME

12.2015   Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Brooklyn, NY

 

Between Holding On & Letting Go

10.2015   Houseworld. Brooklyn, NY

 

Love Me Good

09.2015   Movement Research at Judson Church. New York, NY

 

TRINITY

07.2015   Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Brooklyn, NY

 

Race Jones

02.2018   Unbound Bodies. Boston, MA

08.2017   House of Whimsy. Spiegeltent. Bard College. Annandale on Hudson, NY

06.2017   Switch N' Play. Brooklyn, NY

03.2017   House of Whimsy. New York Live Arts. New York, NY

11.2016   Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturdays. Brooklyn, NY

07.2016   Daring Duality. Hot! Festival. Dixon Place. New York, NY

02.2016   LAVAlentines. Brooklyn, NY

09.2015   SHADES of Burlesque. WOW Café Theater. New York, NY

06.2015   In the Middle of Things. New York, NY

05.2015   Opentoe Peepshow. Brooklyn, NY

 

This Ain’t a Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering

06.2017   Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturdays. Brooklyn, NY

04.2017   Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference. Hampshire College. Amherst, MA

04.2016   5th Annual May Day Free University. Washington Square Park. New York, NY

02.2016   SEIU 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project. Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center Gallery. New York, NY

11.2015   Imaging Justice for the Dark Divine. Bushwick Starr. Brooklyn, NY

07.2015   Movement for Black Lives Convening. Cleveland, OH

06.2015   STooPS. Brooklyn, NY

06.2015   Allied Media Conference. Detroit, MI

04.2015   Moon Show. Brooklyn, NY

04.2015   Fertile Ground. National Black Theater. Harlem, NY

04.2015   Gallatin Arts Festival. New York University. New York, NY

02.2015   SEIU 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project. Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center Gallery. New York, NY

01.2015   SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance. La Mama Theater. New York, NY

 

The Rain

07.2014   Submerge: Benefit for Audre Lorde Project. BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. Bronx, NY 

06.2014   EMERGENYC. La Mama Theater. New York, NY

 

letitgo letitgo letitgo

05.2014   Art in Odd Places for EMERGENYC. Public Performance. New York, NY

 

Miss Black America

08.2013   Rivers of Honey. WOW Café Theater. New York, NY

07.2013   Brown Girls Burlesque Broad Squad Institute Graduation Show. WOW Café Theater. New York, NY

 

Sacrifice

12.2011   Rivers of Honey. WOW Café Theater. New York, NY

10.2011   Body Ecology Residency, Solo Works-in-Progress. La Casa Atabex Ache. Bronx, NY

 

PRESS & INTERVIEWS

09.2020   Pass the Mic: Brooklynite Launches Podcast on Black Maternal Mortality, Reproductive Justice | Brooklyn Paper

08.2020   Womanly Interview: Taja Lindley (founder of the Birth Justice Podcast NYC) | Womanly Magazine

07.2020   Black Lives Matter Begins with Black Maternal Mortality | A Blade of Grass

06.2019   Review: Local Exhibitions Point to Ways to People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free | Auston Chronicle

06.2019   The Performance Starts Now with Taja Lindley | Sick Day Podcast

05.2019   Taja Lindley: There's Work to be Done | Austin Art Talk Podcast Episode 63

05.2019   Art Talk: Artist Activist Taja Lindley | AMMO 

04.2019   BK Artist Chosen for Project Surrounding Black Maternal Health in the Bronx | News 12 The Bronx

04.2019   Taja Lindley: Memory Worker, Healer, and Activist | Black Girl in Om

04.2019   Say Their Names: Taja Lindley's The Bag Lady Manifesta | Fusebox Festival

04.2019   Artists as 'Creative Problem Solvers' at City Agencies | The New York Times

04.2019   Taja Lindley Turns Her Artistic Eye to Black Maternal Mortality | Colorlines

11.2018   The Responsibility of the Living | American Repertory Theater

11.2018   Looking Back, Walking Forward | Improper Bostonian

11.2018   Your Guide to Arts in Boston for Fall 2018 | Boston Magazine

09.2018   Taja Lindley's "The Bag Lady Manifesta" | Memphis Flyer

05.2018   The 63 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: May 14-20, 2018 | The Stranger

05.2018   Bag, Bath & Beyond: Bag Lady Manifesta and Broken Bone Bathtub Both Explore Memory, Trauma, and the Body | Seattle Gay Scene

05.2018   5 Performance Artists to Follow on Instagram | Art Zealous

02.2018   #ArtPowerWomen Series: Meet Performance Artist Taja Lindley | Art Zealous

12.2017   Why Miami's All Women Art Fair Doesn't Have Anything for Sale | Artsy

12.2017   An All Female Art Fair Takes on Gender Inequality with a Show at a Miami Shopping Mall | | Artnet News

12.2017   Fair Brings a Forum for Feminist Art at Brickell City Centre | Miami New Times

12.2017   All Women Art Fair at Brickell City Center is a Non-Commercial Protest | WPLG Local 10

09.2017   Modern Griots Recap: The Bag Lady Manifesta | Aker: Futuristically Ancient

08.2017   Performance as Participatory Policymaking: Taja Lindley's TRINITY, Black Life as Burlesque | CONTINUUM: The Journal of African                   Diaspora Drama, Theatre, and Performance

08.2017   Harriet's Squad: Black Women Using Ancient Healing Methods As Resistance | ELLE

06.2017   Black Queer Brooklyn on Film Focuses on Diverse Voices | The New York Times

04.2017   The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets to See Taja Lindley's Film "This Ain't a Eulogy" | The Dance Enthusiast

04.2017   Trash Bag Performance Art Highlights the Resilience of the Black Community | VICE

03.2017   WATCH: Taja Lindley's Short Film on the Importance of Black Lives | Colorlines

03.2017   6 Rooms Not to Miss at Spring/Break 2017 | Blouin Artinfo

03.2017   A Tour of the 2017 Spring/Break Art Show | ARTnews

03.2017   Best of Spring/Break | Bedford + Bowery

03.2017   Taja Lindley//This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering | Open House

02.2017   Short Film Draws Parallels between Violence Against Black People and Wastefulness | Afropunk

02.2017   Taja Lindley Releases Short Film "This Ain't A Eulogy" | Feministing

02.2017   "This Ain't A Eulogy" Premiere Puts Light on Violent Treatment of Blacks Amid Healing | Kings County Politics

10.2016   It Is Necessary to be Able to Dream | Contemporary And Magazine

10.2016   Submerge Spotlight: Taja Lindley | Helix Queer Performance Network