New York City, New York/USA
Oct 2021 - Feb 2022
Born in Richmond, Virginia/USA in 1984.
Niall Jones is an artist working and living in New York City, New York/USA. Niall constructs, inhabits, and explores the theater as a mode and location of instabilities. Working through an ongoing fascination with labor, temporality, and fantasy, Niall creates immersive, liminal sites for practicing incompleteness and refusal. Niall received a Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer in 2017 and, more recently, a 2021 Grants-To-Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Recent works include: A Work for Others at The Kitchen OnScreen (2021); Fantasies in Low Fade at Chocolate Factory Theater, New York City (2019); Sis Minor: The Preliminary Studies at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2018); Sis Minor, in Fall at Abrons Arts Center, New York City (2018) and Splendor #3 at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York City (2017). Niall received a BFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches at the University of the Arts, School of Dance in Philadelphia, where he is also producer and co-curator of The School for Temporary Liveness (Vol. 1 & 2).
Niall Jones is a Solitude fellow in cooperation with Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.