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Anthea Moys (ZA)

Anthea is an artist, teacher, play facilitator, runner and a lifelong learner who loves to sing. Anthea wears many hats, but her main passion lies in designing informal and experimental social learning experiences, where people can connect, create and play through the arts. In 2008 she completed her MAFA with a focus on play and performance in public space. In 2013 she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art (inaugural) where she created her “Vs.” series, which embraced failure and reimagined winning as the act of learning itself. In May 2015 she participated in the Johannesburg Pavilion residency at the 56th Venice Biennale. In April 2017 she was a resident artist and researcher at the LEGO Foundation in Billund, Denmark. Most recently Anthea has won a studentship at Northumbria University in Newcastle to complete a 3-year practice-led PhD with a focus on sport, play and contemporary performance.