AIR Artist Advisors

Abigail Browde

“I am happy to be working alongside BAX artists to assist and engage with their processes. BAX has long been an artistic home for me, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to extend that support to these resident artists.”

Abigail Browde is a theater artist working with Michael Silverstone under the name 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Their original works have been performed in the U.S. at The Public Theater (NYC), American Repertory Theater (Cambridge), AT&T Performing Arts Center (Dallas), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Luminato Festival (Toronto), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), On The Boards (Seattle), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC), Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus) Woolly Mammoth (Washington, DC); as well as abroad, at Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland), MESS Festival (Sarajevo), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Bristol Old Vic (UK), OzAsia Festival (Australia), Salzburg Festival (Austria), and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE), and others. They are recipients of an Obie Award, Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize, and two Bessie Award Nominations. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Nia Love

“Sovereignty is a state that I practice and maintain not only in my life and work but in places I regard as tabernacles that house and protect my interest and state of being… [for me] BAX has been for decades one of those places.”

Nia Love (BFA, Howard University; MFA, Florida State University) is a 2017 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Performer as part of the Skeleton Architecture ensemble, convened by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a mother, grandmother, activist, choreographer, educator, co-founder of LOVE|FORTÉ the collective, and former Artistic Director of Nia Love|Blacksmith’s Daughter Dance. Love apprenticed with Havana’s world renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1978, and in 1986 she studied and toured with celebrated Japanese Butoh master, Min Tanaka. She is a two-time Fulbright Fellow for research in Ghana (2001, 2003), a two-time recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Artist-in-Residence program (2011-12, 2013-14), and two-time recipient of New York Live Arts’ Suitcase Fund Award/Africa and Middle East Cultural partnership for her work in Tanzania (2013, 2014). Additionally, she has been the recipient of the CUNY Dance Initiative residency (2014-15), a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence (2016-17), the CUNY Incubator Grant (2018), and is an Urban Bush Women Choreographic Initiative Fellow (2020). Her work has been presented at many venues including Bates Dance Festival, Central Park Summerstage, Danspace Project, Gibney Dance, Harlem Stage, Judson Church, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York Live Arts, NOLA Cultural Arts Center, NYU/Skirball, MOCADA, Montpelier Arts Center, PS122, Snug Harbor, and the Nafasi Art Space-Tanzania. Presently, she is an Artist Advisor to the BAX Artist-In-Residence program and New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks program. Current Assistant Professor at Queens College and New School; recently at Bard College.