Emilia White is a performing artist, puppeteer, filmmaker, and animator. Her projects often question societal norms by offering (ridiculously) alternative realities. Using her personal experience as a jumping off point, she creates interactive scenarios for dialogue, discomfort, and mutual empathy to take place. Her current work reflects a deep commitment to maternal health and reproductive rights, and is tied to her ongoing interest in body image, sexuality, and death.
Emilia holds an MFA in Studio Art from the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, and a BFA in Theater & Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts. Since she moved from her hometown in northern California in 1999, she has resided in Seattle WA, Yogyakarta Indonesia, and currently Ann Arbor Michigan. Her work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Contemporary Art Institute Detroit (CAID). Carrie Morris Arts Productions (CMAP), Popps Packing Detroit, Dumbo Arts Festival Brooklyn, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Galeri Nasional Jakarta Indonesia, Gallery Salihara Jakarta, Lembaga Indonesia Perancis Yogyakarta (LIP). Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Syang Gallery Magelang, Dream Community Taiwan, University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art (UMMA), Tent Gallery Edinburgh, and Winningstad Theater in Portland OR.