Justin Hicks is a multidisciplinary artist, composer, and vocalist who uses music to investigate themes of identity, labor, American dream aesthetics, and instinctual value systems. His work has been featured at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Performance Space New York, The Public Theater, JACK, The Highline, MoMA, festival Steirischer Herbst, Western Front Society, MASS MoCA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Nottingham Contemporary, The Highline, The Institute for Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Hicks has collaborated with notable artists including Abigail DeVille, Charlotte Brathwaite, Meshell Ndegeocello, Cauleen Smith, Ayesha Jordan, Helga Davis, and Lynn Nottage. His practice with artist Steffani Jemison, Mikrokosmos, has deployed commissioned performances and exhibitions internationally. He was a member of Kara Walker’s 6-8 Months Space and holds a culinary diploma from ICE in New York City. Hicks was born in Cincinnati, OH, and is based in the Bronx, NY.
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