The Poetry Project

Eleanor Kipping

Eleanor is wearing a black jumpsuit and wide-brim black hat. They are sitting on a large lawn and leaning against a green velvet couch. Their left arm is resting on their knee.
© Nathan Dumas @ndphotovideo

Eleanor Kipping (she/they) is a Black Queer Brooklyn-based Artist, Educator and Arts Administrator, originally from Maine. Her multidisciplinary practice lies at the intersection of performance, installation and lens-based media and image making. Her work explores the notion of virus as Other at the intersection of race, gender, class and place with specific concentration on HIV. Through the examination and deconstruction of historical and contemporary narratives, she is interested in the public, private, and civic negotiations of race, gender, in addition to the effect and practice of violence and surveillance. She has been awarded residencies at the Lunder Institute for American Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She is currently a 2023 Center for Performance Research Artist in Residence. Her work has been exhibited at The Shed, Portland Museum of Art, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Yellow Fish Durational Performance Festival, and more. She is a Media Instructor at BRIC, the Marketing Manager at Hi-ARTS, and the Co-Founder of Camp El, a Maine-based artist retreat.