The Poetry Project

Amelia Bande

Amelia is centered in a square photograph, cropped from the waist up. Wearing a blue tie-dyed button down and brown-green hat, she is smiling and facing the camera. Behind is a desert landscape with brush and desert foliage. Mountains are visible in the background.

Amelia Bande is a writer, performer, music maker and language teacher from Chile. She uses text and songs to create live capsules of intimacy and low-fi musicals. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Storm King Arts Center, Participant Inc., BOFFO Performance Festival, EFA Project Space and more. She has been an artist-in-residence at Shandaken Projects, Yaddo, FIAR, and Human Resources. She was co-editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renunciar were published in a bilingual edition by Sangría Editora. Belladonna Collaborative released her 2017 chapbook The Clothes We Wear. A sound archive of her early performances was released by Infinito Audio, Chile. In 2021 Amelia launched her online language school, @melios_university.