Over 100 Black women and gender nonconforming artists and arts workers in the AGO. Taken inside Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition Femmes Noires at the AGO curated by Julie Crooks. Photo by Ebti Nabag.

Black Wimmin Artist

Founded in 2016 by artist/curator, Anique Jordan, Black Wimmin Artist, is a network of over 100 Canada-based Black women and gender non-binary artists and arts workers. The group includes a wide range of creatives, from working artists to critics, collectors, academics and arts administrators. Black Wimmin Artist is a responsive community of Black women connected through art.  The collective operates in a virtual space, where members build and nurture the ecosystems surrounding Black women artists, while jointly deepening familiarity and visual literacy around the work of Black artists globally. Members reciprocally support each other economically; sharing employment opportunities, socially, creatively, politically and emotionally. These collective actions affirm the incredibly large and widespread presence of Black women creativity across Ontario and Canada. The first meeting of BWA resulted in The Feast, more information on that here.

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