Aquarius Ester is an experimental artist and Afro-Surrealist filmmaker from the Roseland/West Pullman neighborhoods of Chicago.

Aquarius was one of OTV's 2020 Film Fellowship Cohorts and her script, Second Sunday, has been selected for Full Spectrum Feature's 2021 Independent Producer's Lab. In 2021, Aquarius received the Englewood Arts Collective's United Still Grant for Second Sunday.

Her recent past works include vocals/movement/lyrics with the Afro-Surrealist collective, Zo//Ra, movement/vocals with the Participatory Music Coalition, as well as solo works in support of Angel Bat Dawid, Ayako Kato, Honey Pot Performance, and other Chicago based artists.


She worked as a special effects make-up artist on the set of Searching For Isabelle, Bring the Beat Back, FCK Yes, and more. Her experimental dance film, "Ambivert" has screened at Black Cinema House, The Petty Biennial, and Silver Screen Sundays. Ambivert can be viewed on OTV’s website. 

Aquarius is the owner and operator of Black Rising LLC.

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