Anthea Black

Anthea Black
Queer Survival Campout Snowcave, 2010-11
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9:05 minutes

Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, art writer and cultural worker. She has attended NSCAD University, Alberta College of Art and Design, The Banff Centre, the University of Western Ontario and several international conferences on contemporary art and craft. She has most recently exhibited as part of PopSex! Responses to the History of Sexual Science at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery / ACAD in Calgary, Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR and QIY: Queer It Yourself – Tools for Survival at the National Queer Arts Festival (USA). Her writing on contemporary art, craft, performance and queer film and video has been published widely and her collaborative research on craft and curatorial ethics with Nicole Burisch is included in new publications The Craft Reader (Berg Press) and Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press). She has curated SINCERITY OVERDRIVE, SUPER STRING, Echo+Response: lipsynchs and remixes for critical queer geographies and worked to present the work of over 120 artists in her roles as Director of Stride Gallery, Board President of M:ST Performative Art Festival, program committee member for the Fairy Tales Queer International Film Festival and Exhibitions Manager at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Her current research situates queer craft and collaborative practices in relation to the making and mapping of new geographies, utopias, and as a “turn towards” an imagined future.


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