Anna-Maria Nabirye is a multi-disciplinary artist who directs, performs, collaborates and initiates projects across theatre, film, social practice, fiction, documentary, visual arts, audio and fashion. Her work is focused on the narratives of Black women within the African Diaspora. In 2019 she narrated the audiobook for Girl, Woman, Other.
Anna-Maria's directing & co-directing credits include Ruptures (London Film Festival/HOME/Delfina Foundation), One Prick At A Time (King's College London), Up In Arms (Hungry Eyes Festival, IFFF Dortman,Germany), Antigone (LAMDA), Strong & Wrong (Edinburgh & Brighton Fringe).
She co-founded and runs AfroRetro an Upcycling micro-fashion brand & creative community organisation Afri-Co-Lab: which creates spaces for community dreaming, creative experimentation and arts for wellbeing. AfroRetro & Afri-Co-Lab has been commissioned by Black Cultural Archives, Royal Court, V&A, Southbank Centre, De La Warr, Brighton Museum and Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects.
Anna-Maria’s acting credits include BBC1, BBC2, E4, Film4, The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe & The Almeida.
Anna-Maria is a Jerwood supported artist and currently creating her first solo commission for Whitstable Biennale 2022. She is also working with Arts Admin (UK) and Octopus Theatricals (USA) on multi-generative artwork Up In Arms, which will have its debut UK exhibition in 2023. Anna-Maria has taught and directed for YALE School of Drama, National Theater Institute, (USA), LAMDA, Mountview Academy, London Philharmonic Orchestra (UK).