Anniessa Antar | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Anniessa Antar

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M.Ed, University of Minnesota
BA, McGill University
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Anniessa is an educator, cultural organizer, and software engineer living in Bde Ota Otunwe, so-called Minneapolis. Her pedagogical approach centers on the power of creative, playful, and collective work to confront and heal systemic inequities. She has taught at l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France, and learners of all ages across the Twin Cities. Currently, she also instructs in the Art and Art History department at Saint Catherine University.

Beyond working with artists and arts organizations in her prior role at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and stewarding the Seeding Cultural Treasures program, Anniessa has been co-coordinating MASS Action (Museum as Site for Social Action) since 2016. This collaborative project strives to align museums with more racially just and liberatory practices. Anniessa received a Master’s of Education from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Arabic from McGill University.