Kayla Hamilton

Kayla Hamilton, photo by Scott Shaw
Photo description: A Black person is standing in the center of a dimly lit space. They are wearing a light blue button up shirt, tan colored pants and flat white sneakers. While looking down, the person’s arms are thrown above their head. The right leg is bent with the ball of the foot on the ground.

Kayla Hamilton (she/her) is an artist, experience creator and educator based in The Bronx, NY. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of skeleton architecture, the future of our world’s, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to skeleton architecture, Kayla has been in process with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman Morales/MBDance. Kayla’s creative explorations have been presented at Gibney, Performance Space New York and New Live Arts.When Kayla is not dancing, she’s a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.

How to Bend Down/How to Pick it Up is an immersive, multidisciplinary installation and performance exploring the growth, use and medicalization of cotton as a historical thread between Blackness and visual Disability.