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Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her works in print, textiles, performance, and video focus on setting a stage for collaborative encounters and inserting intimate gestures into public spaces. Her recent exhibitions include How We Do It (at Artlab Gallery, London, Ontario), Queer Survival Campout Snowcave (at Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan), and PopSex! Responses to the History of Sexual Science (at Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta). She has circulated collaborative print editions in cities across North America as part of her ongoing artist-curatorial project Looking for love in all the wrong places. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Craft Reader (2010) and Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (2011). She has presented the work of more than 120 artists in her roles as director of Stride Gallery, board president of M:ST Performative Art Festival, and assistant curator at Illingworth Kerr Gallery (all in Calgary, Alberta).
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.