taisha paggett

30 Nov 2016


Taisha Paggett. Photo by Lisa Wahlander.

taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. paggett's work has been presented at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Defibrillator Gallery, Public Fiction, LACE, the Whitney Museum, the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. In 2017, she was featured in the multi-artist, Center-funded project Endless Shout at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Recently, paggett has worked as a dancer with Every House Has a Door, David Roussève/REALITY, Victoria Marks, Kelly Nipper, Meg Wolfe, and in collaboration with Ashley Hunt. She has received funding from Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Multi-Arts Production Fund in conjunction with LACE. paggett is a full-time faculty member in UC Riverside's Department of Dance, holds an MFA from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and is co-instigator of the LA-based dance journal project and discursive platform, itch. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.