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Lisa Anderson
Director of Black Cultural Archives

Lisa Anderson has academic background in human rights and strategically employs culture to champion social justice and racial equity. Since 2021, she has been Managing Director at the Black Cultural Archives, a pivotal national institution preserving and championing Black British history. As an independent curator and consultant, she tirelessly advocates for African Diaspora art, especially in the UK. Her recent projects include curating the acclaimed Soulscapes: African Diaspora Artists and the Natural World exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, and she founded @blackbritishart in 2016 to elevate the visibility of Black British artists. In 2019, Lisa launched her art advisory service Lisa Anderson Arts Advisory, with a focus on artists from the African Diaspora, particularly in the UK. Her contributions to cultural discourse at Bristol and Goldsmiths universities have enriched academic dialogue, while she continues to offer her expertise on the advisory boards of Addis Fine Art and Uchenna Dance.

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