Jonah Bokaer Choreography has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. He is the author of 60 original works, produced in 34 nations, 27 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions. Earned & Contributed funds from Jonah Bokaer Choreography between 2002-2019 have realized 3 permanent Artspaces, creating over 14+ diverse jobs, and $11M+ in revenue. He is Tunisian-American, is an LGBTQIA leader, and exhibits / tours worldwide.

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which oversees both the choreography and artspaces of Jonah Bokaer. Through the support of its Board, generous donors, and Foundation grants, the organization has triumphed in fulfilling its dual mission: which is to foster the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines, while establishing affordable artspaces for other artists, notably Chez Bushwick (2002), CPR (Co-Founded 2008), and a pilot venue in Hudson, Space 428 (2016). Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation serves a community of 1,500+ diverse artists, supporting next generations of performing arts talent.

Awards & Prizes:

• Robert Rauschenberg Foundation prize residency award (2019)

• Stanford University, Mohr Prize (2019)

• UNC DisTIL Fellowship Award (Chapel Hill, NC 2018-2019)

• 1st Place, Olympic Rink of Lake Placid, Senior Free Dance:
Quinn Carpenter & Lorraine McNamara (July 27, 2018)

• National Theatre of Serbia / Infant Festival Prize (Serbia, 2017)

• NYU Center for Ballet & The Arts Fellowship (NYC, 2016)

• Civitella Ranieri Foundation Prize in Visual Arts (Italy, 2016)

• United States Artists Fellowship / Ford Foundation (USA, 2015)

• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (USA, 2015)

• National Endowment for the Arts (USA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)

• Prix Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie, SACD (Paris, 2011)

• Bogliasco Foundation / Jerome Robbins Fellowship, Dance (Italy, 2011)

• Crain’s NY Business “40 Under 40” (NYC, 2011)

• The Nifty Fifty, America’s Up-And-Coming Talent (NY Times, 2010)

• Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund (NYC, 2009–2010)

• OUT Magazine (2009)

• Alumni Achievement Award, UNCSA (2009)

• Young Leader of the French American Foundation (France, 2008–2009)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Award (Lighting: Aaron Copp, 2008)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Special Citation (Bushwick: 2007)

• National Dance Access, Dance/USA (Mellon Foundation, 2007)

• Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (Dance Finalist, 2007)

• Inaugural Gallery Installation Fellowship, DTW (NYC, Media Art, 2007)

• 25 To Watch, Dance Magazine (2006)

• Passing It On Award, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Chez Bushwick, 2006)

• Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2005–2006)

• Joan Kirnsner Memorial Award (The New School, NYC 2005)

• Human Rights Award (Public Service, North Carolina, 2000)


Upcoming Events


Jonah Bokaer – Mohr Visiting Artist in 2019
Stanford University, Mohr Fellowship
Jacksonville Dance Theatre – FSCJ
February 22-23, 2019 – 7:30pm
Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32246

 

HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL – 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
MARCH 22-23, 2019
New York, NY

Harkness Dance Festival – 25th Anniversary

DISTIL PRIZE UNC – WINTER 2019
DisTIL Prize – UNC CHAPEL HILL
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION RESIDENCY AWARD
APRIL 22 – MAY 24, 2019
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION RESIDENCY AWARD
Captiva, FL