Will Rawls

19 May 2017


Will Rawls. Photo by Ian Douglas.

Will Rawls is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer, who works in dance, sound, and speech. Rawls has presented work at Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, Performa, Performance Space 122, and Tanzquartier Wien. He is editor-at-large for Critical Correspondence, and his writing has been published in Artforum, ArtSlant, Triple Canopy, and les presses du réel. In the fall of 2016, Rawl curated Danspace Project’s Platform: Lost & Found with choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, a performance series that explored themes of AIDS, absence, and queer performance. As a performer, Rawls has worked with such artists as Marina Abramović, Jérôme Bel, Alain Buffard, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. He is a recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award and is currently a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Extended Life Fellow, a Mellon Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan University, and a Levitt Artist-in-Residence at Williams College. In 2017, Rawls served as an LOI panelist in Performance.