Hannah Black is an artist and writer living in London and New York, and sometimes in Berlin. Her work draws on feminist, communist, and black radical theory; pop music, autobiographical fragments, hope, and hopelessness.
Black holds a degree in English literature from Cambridge University and an MFA in art writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, and recently completed the Whitney Independent Study Program. She was a contributing editor to The New Inquiry and has appeared on panel discussions and performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London as well as having written for Artforum. Her book, Dark Pool Party, was co-published in 2016 by Arcadia Missa and Dominica. Black is represented by Arcadia Missa, London.
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice is a free public lecture series. The series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington and is sponsored by The Boeing Company with support from Henry Art Gallery. The lecture series happens over seven Thursday evenings this winter in the Henry’s auditorium. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art to share ideas and raise questions on contemporary art and its place in society and our imaginations. Following the public lectures, UW graduate and undergraduate art students enrolled in ART 361/595 interface with the visiting artists in the classroom and studio.
Lectures begin at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to register for individual lectures in order to secure seating.